I fill up on protein & veggies, and avoid processed or loaded carbs as much as possible whenever i'm out at a restaurant. For ex., a typical meal @ Red Lobster for me is broiled fish, or lobster, salad w/oil & vinegar, and double veggies. My drink is ice water, or unsweetened iced tea. I also skip dessert, though I'll have decaf coffee with Splenda or a splash of cream. Meat/fish/chicken and healthy fats, plus the veggies, blunt hunger. That way, I don't have to be too mindful of portions (I tend to go crazy with potatoes, rice, pasta).
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.
If it's important, do it everyday.
- Dan John