Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday afternoon I successfully went out to eat at a local sports bar with my family without going over my calorie count for the day. Once I entered in all that I ate, I had five calories left over. :)
I credit a couple things with my success:
1. I purposefully ate a filling yet low-calorie breakfast and lunch.
Breakfast = a fresh egg on a high fiber English muffin.
Lunch = a can of Progressive vegetarian lentil soup
2. I looked up the website for the restaurant we were going to so I could find calorie-friendly items to choose from. I knew how many calories that I was going to eat before I even entered the restaurant.
I was tempted to eat more during the day, but knowing I had the restaurant to look forward to it was easy to avoid snacking and not give in to temptation.
I went into the restaurant prepared. I had to try the wings because that is what the restaurant is known for. So I ordered a small order of traditional wings with salt and vinegar instead of sauce. They were yummy. Then I ordered the chicken tacos because they were one of the low calorie options I had researched. I had a choice between nachos and salsa or fries so I chose the nachos.
I can’t say I was perfect. I stole a few French fries from my son’s plate and I chose diet soda instead of water; but I was able to enjoy the meal knowing that I wasn’t going to blow my calorie target for the day. It was a fun, satisfying meal and felt indulgent even though I was actually doing nothing wrong. This meal was a win which feels especially good knowing I had a pretty bad day earlier in the week.