Thursday, June 18, 2009
Last night we had to go out to eat for our friend's birthday party at chili's restaurant. I reviewed the nutritional values of everything on the menu before I went and I knew exactly what to order within my daily calorie range. I was shocked to discover that a salad with chicken and salsa relish was over 1100 calories. Wow, how many people order a salad and don't know how bad it really is. Luckily I had carefully selecting everything I would eat so I wouldn't make a huge mistake like that. I had just planned calories for a side salad, a cup of potato soup, a side of seasonal veggies with one slice of garlic bread. They were out of the soup and no bread, but I was perfectly content with the salad and veggies, while everyone else around me loaded up on 1400+ calorie, high-fat entrees. I even had calories left for a sliver of Carvel ice cream cake. Some times I impress myself - haha. NO GUILT.