Eating Out Can Lead to Disaster If You’re Not Careful
Take it from me! Yesterday I thought I was doing my dad and I a solid by trying Appleby’s again, my thought being ‘they can’t screw a salad up too bad, right?’ Instead, it was a catastrophe!
Well, the “salad” was delicious, just not nutritious. It really goes by salad at the most basic of terms. It did have lettuce in it!
I chose Appleby’s Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken. Dad has recently been told by his doctor that he can no longer have bread, pasta, or cereal and that pretty much means he needs to eat more like me.
So we thought salad was a good choice for lunch, and it would have been had I checked the calories, fat, and carbs BEFORE ordering it!! It was unbelievable and tasted so delicious I asked the waitress to bring the menu back so I could see the calorie count.
Per salad, calories-1290! Total fat-85g Total carbs 84! Protein 50!
I felt worse for my dad being pre-diabetic than myself having chose this disastrous meal, I had no idea we were eating so much sugar. On the bright side, neither of us finished them and we drank water with lemon, so there’s that. 🙂
After talking (actually, I sent him an email) to a blogger I follow on Pinterest named Aaron, who is a certified nutritionist and expert in the Keto way of cooking, he runs the blog Fat For Weight Loss , he helped me relax by telling me to think of having a good “week” instead of a good “day” with food and that stressing out makes things worse.
He said “Keep calm and Keto on” and get right back on the Keto train today. We all make mistakes, it’s how you choose to proceed that makes a difference. So I did.
This morning (like yesterday) I started the day with my ACV tea, followed by a nice cup of chai tea instead of my usual bulletproof coffee to reduce my caloric intake today.
Helpful tips and tricks for recovery
His coaching and his recipes make it easy to stick with my program, yet I have a few of my own tricks and tips as well. I always drink ACV tea (apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and stevia mixed in a hot cup of water) when I’ve either:
- gone off the calorie/fat/carb wagon
- drank alcohol the night before
The reason this works for me is that the ingredients work together to metabolize glucose to prevent fat storage, aid in digestion and help the bowels eliminate waste. Lemon itself has so many benefits, detoxifying the liver is just one.
These two oils aid in weight loss (and more) and the reason I prefer lemongrass is because the taste is les sour than plain lemon. They also detoxify the body.
So, the takeaway here is, always ask for the nutritional breakdown of your meal before you order when eating out. If the restaurant does not offer it, you can google most of them and get it there.
Another helpful tool when eating out is to get this new app called HowUDish. This app tells you the places to eat within a specific distance from your home, based on the diet plan you are following.
You just plug in your profile details and the app does the rest! It also provides a breakdown of your macros per meal, and even offers tasty recipes.
I told them I would try out the app and report how well it worked as a little job on UpWork. I also invited all of my Facebook friends to “like” the app as a favor to the developer.
I love their slogan, “Find the dish that’s fit for you!”
Try it, and let me know how it works for you. As always, questions and comments are welcome. Have a great day!