Sunday, June 23, 2013
Restaurants never cease to amaze me. I don't eat out all that often, and I just started tracking foods again, so I had forgotten just how bad eating out can be!
My parents came over for a visit so we went out to dinner last night. I ate a six ounce steak, a few shrimp, mixed veggies, half a sweet potato, and some appetizer fries. That's not terribly different from the way I normally cook at home, but somehow I clocked *1500 calories* in a single meal! Yeesh! Fortunately I had only eaten spinach and eggs for breakfast and yogurt and strawberries for lunch so my numbers weren't completely off the charts for the day, but that is absolutely mind blowing. How is that even possible? According to the internets they somehow get 100g of carbs into a single sweet potato. What kind of crazy voodoo magic are they using to inject so much crap into such a simple meal?
So...yeah. Moral of this story - if you're trying to get in shape, try not to eat at Outback. Yikes.