Cheesecake Factory... now that was a challenge on so many fronts!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
1. Going with two other people who are also "on diets" but don't often stick to them when eating out: I got to the restaurant first, got seated, gave the spiral menus back to the waiter and only kept the "skinnylicious" menus, told the waiter there was to be no bread put on the table.
2. Meals - while we are all low carbin' it, I wasn't going to "mother" anyone. I got the lettuce wrap tacos from the appetizer menu, another got the tuna app (with fried chips) and a salad, and the last one got soft corn tacos (w rice... there's always gotta be one!)
3. Dessert time - we got one slice of the low-carb cheesecake with fresh strawberries on the side. (450 calories and 35 carbs - split between three people and no one ate the crust).
Given the location - I think we all survived as good as could be expected! There was only one "quip" about how great it was that they had added the "deep fried mac and cheese" to the skinny menu by baking it (this was a LIE and intended as a joke to make everyone laugh and realize we would NOT be getting the food we "wanted" but the food we "needed" to meet our long term goals). Best news - with the possible exception of the "average" low-carb cheesecake, the skinny menu food was very tasty and well spiced.
Have a great day!!!!