Eating at restaurants = diet death
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:45 AM
As a tip, when you eat out, have a healthy meal in mind BEFORE you get there, and ask for that.
Lightly Seasoned Chicken breast + Steamed Veggies
Lightly Seasoned Fish + Steamed Veggies
Lightly Seasoned Steak + Steamed Veggies
Watch for calorie bombs, such as bread & butter (you can ask the waiter not to bring it), side salad with heavy dressing, desserts of course.
Also, nothing wrong with asking the waiter to bring a "to go box", cut your meal in half, and slide the other half under your chair until you are finished. You can cut a 1,000 calorie meal to 500 calories by doing this.
You can also share a meal. Order one meal, ask for an extra plate.
Another tip is this - take a bite of food, take a sip of water, relax and look around. Repeat, once you feel a sensation in your stomach (about the 10th bite), stop eating and bring the rest home.
I sometimes convince myself that "I'm not that hungry" when I walk in, and sometimes I'll just look for appetizers. Ahi Tuna + Veggies = yumm (you can even save a couple bucks, and eat a healthy portion size)
If you look at restaurants for the nutrition bombs they tend to be, you'll be on guard when you walk in and might be able to make better choices. If that doesn't help, studies have shown that heavy meals divert blood flow from your genitals to your digestive system. This means softer erections, a disappointed partner, and your post-pigout sex is going to suck.
She's getting warmed up in the bathroom, and you're still burping & farting out your meal and can barely move. Embarrassing to say the least
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:12 AM
This post has been edited by Lotus: 07 May 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:42 PM
Glad you are letting people know that restraunts aren't exactly low in calories
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:19 PM
A gram of olive oil is not 88 calories. A gram of fat is 9 calories so it can't be more than 9 calories per gram. Maybe 8.8 calories in a gram of olive oil?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:45 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:10 PM
This post has been edited by andrewthewookie: 07 May 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:11 PM
I Olive oil is a healthier alternative to other Oils. So I wouldn't worry about consuming olive oil.
I agree though, you have to have the proper mindset when you walk into the restaurant in what you want to eat. Don't let your eyes feed your stomach. Be Calorie conscious, if you have to ask for the nutritional facts before you choose your meals. I use an app on my phone, so i can look up each Item i might consider before ordering. If its too many calories or too much carbs i will choose a healthier alternative.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:11 PM
Go to a mexican place, everyone is getting 2500 calorie meals of fajita beef, tacos, burritos, and chips? Order the kids meal that comes with a 500 calorie meal of two tacos, and some rice. Go to Burger King at lunch? Kids chicken nugget meal.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:15 PM
Olive oil is a healthier alternative to other Oils. So I wouldn't worry about consuming olive oil.
Healthy or unhealthy isn't really the issue here, it's the staggering ammount of calories in some of these dishes that restaurants make. Calories are calories, regardless of where they come from. It could be an organic free range vegan restaurant, but if you're consuming freakish amounts of calories, it's still a problem.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:50 PM