So yesterday was my birthday and my husband always takes me out to dinner for my birthday. I REALLY wanted a margarita. I didn't really care what I was going to eat, I was mostly concerned with having a delicious margarita. So we went to a Mexican restaurant called Cozumel's. They have one of the best margarita's.
I ordered the large. It was 27oz!!!! Oh lord. They also give you a basket of homemade tortilla chips and salsa. We had to order the queso dip too (had to?). I ate about 10 chips with cheese. At that point, I could have stopped. I wasn't hungry anymore and still had my drink to tackle. But did that stop me??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
I ordered the steak ranchero dinner. Let me just tell you that this steak is very flat and round and about the size of a dinner plate. Alongside of the steak (that is covered in some sort of mole sauce and on a turkey platter) was about a cup of refried beans and a cup or more of mexican fried rice. Then another smaller plate with lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole AND a side of 3 flour tortillas.
Can you say overkill? I mean seriously, who needs this much food? It's insanity and the reason for an obese nation.
I normally follow a low carb lifestyle. Starchy, high-glycemic foods do not agree with me. I ate less than half the steak. A few bites of the salad, beans and rice and I was OVERSTUFFED. The beans and rice bloated me out so bad and the margarita on top was a recipe for disaster. I couldn't breath, couldn't move, couldn't wait to get out of my jeans and lay down.
To think, this is how I lived most of my life. Eating foods I know I can't tolerate and to excess.
Since I've been following a low carb lifestyle for the better part of 3 months (this time), I have felt so much better. I have more energy and never have that bloated, uncomfortable feeling.
I don't plan on doing anything that stupid again. At least not for a long time. LOL...it isn't worth it. It's a hard lesson learned. And I felt bad that my husband spent $75 for me to feel horrible.
I did enjoy the margarita but it would have been more enjoyable if I wouldn't have eaten anything.
Listen to your bodies people!! They let us know what they like and what they don't!