Great recommendations! Thanks. For some reason, when eating out for a special meal, I have trouble choosing items labeled "light", etc. Just takes the joy right out of it, often the meal choices look like something I cook at home, however, I'm learning that the mid-grade chains and better restaurants are often more than willing to let me make modifications to a dish I love, and often the server has light(er) suggestions. I often don't want the empty carb rice, and for a small additional cost, I can get extra fresh veggies instead. I also regularly ask that cheese be left off. It's good to ask about cheese, because it's often an overlooked add-on, but can be hard to remove later. I also now have 2 categories of eating out: special occasion in which I can indulge, and eating out in the course of the day/week. I'm rigid now about what I choose and don't allow "breakdowns" when I just happen to have to eat out. Eating out is a fact of life for most of us now, so learning some discipline is necessary if you ever hope to get and keep a waistline and stay healthy.
Again, Spark, thanks for inspiring me to make healthy choices one more day. Was feeling weak today. :)
- 10/30/2010 8:26:42 AM