Against all odds
Sunday, March 29, 2015
We are traveling this weekend so eating out most meals. The husband is fit as a fiddle and very active, so he can eat whatever he wants, the kid is a soccer player with the metabolism of a champ. I am the only one who has to watch my consumption, and eating out at unfamiliar places has shown me how hard it can be to stick to a nutrition plan.
Last night the team manager chose Olive Garden for the group dinner, and from inspecting the online nutrition info, I found only 2 entrees were low cal and low carb enough to fit in my diet. Everything else would have been 2X to 3X what I was aiming for! The motel continental breakfasts are all high carb options so I had to forage in our bag of travel food yesterday morning. This morning we will go to IHOP because the kid wants something warm, and from my online research there is only one menu option which will work for me.
Before my PSMF adventure, I ate whatever I pleased, whenever it pleased me, and I had the weight gain over the years to show for it. When we went out, I chose whatever caught my fancy. However, most of our meals were home-cooked, and we rarely went to chain restaurants. I'm convinced that these restaurants soak their meals in butter and salt before serving, because the nutrtional info for most of their menu is pretty scary. I'm glad it's not our habit to eat out like this because I would have found myself in worse circumstances much more quickly, and now I understand better why obesity is such a problem in this country.