Wednesday, November 03, 2010
When dining at restaurants, my husband and I skip the bread, ask for dressings on the side, no sauces and turn down drink refills, and we always get the same question from our server, "Are you sure? There's no additional cost." and we always reply "it's not about the cost, it's about our health." We were recently at Texas Roadhouse, where right before they seat you the hostess grabs a basket of rolls for your table. We declined them and got the strangest look from the girl who was seating us. When I told her that I had researched the nutritional content of those rolls and found that each one of them has 227 calories, not to mention the fat and carbs, she said "yeah I know, but I still eat them." I just thought to myself, you keep eating them and you're not going to be skinny for long...but I digress.
We get the same questions and the same attitude regardless of where we are eating. On those rare occasions that we get ice cream, or popcorn (at the movies) and are asked if we want to up-size for 25 cents more and we always say no - the skinny little thing behind the counter looks at us like we have 3 heads. I realize that it's because the majority of Americans have the more for less mentality, we want more, more, more - of everything. I used to be one of these types of Americans, but not anymore. I have learned that I am the only one who can control what and how much I eat. It's my responsibility to say "NO," and I take that responsibility very seriously.