When I go out, I prefer to go to small independent local restaurants, rather than chain restaurants. Pros include unique food, supporting the local economy and small business. The con is, you won't find calorie-counts listed online for those types of places. Ah well, I estimate...
I'm darned picky as to what I am willing to spend "restaurant prices" on. If it's something I can and do cook at home, I don't like spending the premium to have someone else prepare it. So I go for things that I either don't know how to cook, or that are a pain to prepare in small portions at home.
My favorite spot is a greek restaurant. Oh, the roast lamb!!! Not exactly a low-cal choice, but they give it to me with extra-veg-no-rice-or-potatoes without any hassle.
Then there's the pseudo tex-mex west-coast-fusion hole in the wall that makes a funky delicious "grilled salad" (basically a veggie stir fry over top of a cold salad, garnished with raisins, feta and sunflower seeds). Had this just last weekend, actually.
There is ONE good mexican restaurant within 100 kilometres of my home. There, I choose pozole. Comfort food, and delicious.
And there's a little Thai place that I visit now and then. Oh, I do love Thai food...
Geez. Now I'm feeling hungry lol...
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5