Friday, March 15, 2013
Ok, so I've been off having a fling but I have been exercising and tracking. I've just been eating too. I can go for just so long and then I have to break out. How can I resist, I'm surrounded and bombarded by food! It's everywhere from TV, billboards and so much advertisement! I love going out to eat but nothing and I mean NOTHING is made plain anymore. You think you pick the right thing and find out the hidden calories in it has spoiled your efforts. And please don't get me started on salt!! Cooks drown you in this.
I recently went out to eat, picked a rotessary chicken with sweet potato half and broccoli. I actually saw them take the sweet potatoes out of the oven and squirt some awful yellow stuff from a squeeze bottle on them before putting them on the plates. The chicken was covered in grease to make it 'brown' better, I was told and the broccoli had a delicious cheese sauce that it was cooked in so you couldn't get it on the side.
I normally would cross this restaurant off my list but I'm finding this is the way of cooking down here. It's your choice vs fried foods that are so plentiful. Another consideration is price. An expensive restaurant is ok once in awhile but when you like to go out even once a week, price dictates where you go. In this day of fighting obesity and diabetes you would think places would smarten up. People talk one way but money is the real winner. Restaurants are in the money business and will not change. Even places like Applebee's which say under 500 calorie dishes lie to you! Give the people what they want to hear, not what is true, make them feel good.
So that's my rant for the day. Needless to say, every time I go out to eat, I gain 3 lbs. it's a vicious circle and I'm stuck in a loop, still struggling. But I'm grateful that I can at least stay in this same range which is a long way from where I had once been.