Sunday, March 21, 2010
I am my mother's daughter...I LOVE to go out to eat....the problem is when you are dining out, you don't have as much control over what you are eating. After 2.5 solid months following a healthy eating plan, I really feel that I have overcome this problem. I really had to, since I stay away overnight for my job frequently so I have to be able to control my diet when I am away from home. Breakfast has always been one of the greatest challenges to me, I for some reason always felt that I HAD to have hotcakes or French toast or something like that when going out for breakfast...I don't feel that way anymore! Today we went to breakfast with my SIL, we went to Bob Evan's. I went online before we left to check out their menu. I even printed the online menu in case their menu didn't have the calories listed. I ate a sensible breakfast of egg substitute, one turkey sausage link, one piece of dry wheat toast (added my own no-sugar jelly that I brought with me) and a fruit and yogurt parfait. I was thrilled to see, when I got home that they have the nutrition listed for all of their food online, so I was able to track it all...I ended up eating only a few more calories than what I normally do for breakfast. That won't even matter since we had a late breakfast which was really more like brunch so I won't eat another meal till supper time. I know that I will be able to stay within my calorie range for the day! Planning is the key...I was completely satisfied with what I had to eat, didn't feel hungry or deprived!