As I do every year I attended the Safeway BBQ Battle. For those who have never been there before. It is 5 city blocks full of food. Much of it is free samples to taste. There is a food line that basically give a full extra large plate of samples, if you are willing to stand in the long line on a hot day
. The year samples was the best samples.
I was going to sample everything. Even bought a tray to carry all the samples. Lamb Chops, Hot Dogs, chunks of chicken and steaks, potato chips, ice cream, almonds, juice, tea, soda, flavored water, on and on. I was giving myself a no count calorie day.
Still out of all the food on my tray, I ate my salad and watermelon first, unlike years before. I tried the diet soda and liked it. I tried all the "healthier choice" samples. I food out quite a few of them could replaced the high cal, high fat and high foods in my diet. I also brought my (baked) chips and other snacks home.
While I wasn't just sitting are eating, I walking and dancing to the music, I still know I probably overdid it. A bite of steak here a taste of chicken here all add up after a while. I still give myself a little pat. I didn't get funnel cake, fried onion rings or the chocolate covered bacon. I walked past several snack taste. I drunk my 10 cups of water too.
Most of what I ate was cooked on the grill and were cube size pieces, but since I wasn't tracking I don't know how many cal. I went over. However 3 no count calorie days per year is fine. Plus my other two day, Thanksgiving and Xmas will be much healthier this year. So I don't feel the least bit guilty about the BBQ.
Even with this I still lost 3 lbs this week. Every Blue Moon it is all right to have a no count calorie day.