Oh yea, those salads can be terrible...oddly enough!
It bothers me the most when you get 'a LOOK' when you ask for nutritional information...I have gotten the LOOK from a few people that seem to say ....'Look at you, you obviously don't count calories!', and then they huff and puff around either looking for the info, or get huffy waiting on me to read it and place my order. Needless to say, we don't go to those places any more.
We started limiting our eating out places to just a few of our favorites and I always make myself a pain in the butt by requesting different things and asking lots of questions...but I make sure I tip well!
Some places have a nutrition menu and some will have info online. SP also has a smartphone app. If I order a salad, I only eat a little of the toppings, dressing on the side and when I track it, I just track each ingredient. I'm not 100% sure, but some places include the dressing on the calorie count on their nutritional info, so I usually just track each ingredient.
No matter where we go, I always request a to go box as soon as they bring the food out.
For places that I can't find nutrition info (like hibachi), I just try to eat basic portions, half of my tuna and try to keep the rice or noodles at a half cup. That along with the veggies usually fills me up anyways!
Tracy, Illinois, CST
Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
~The Dalai Lama
| Pounds lost: 23.0