Listen to me....
Take a few minutes and pull up the nutritional information of your favorite resturants and look at what you're eating when you go out for dinner!
I just did this for one of my favorite places, Zio's (Italian). Everytime I go there I order the same thing. It is one of my favorite foods EVER (not just at that place-but anywhere and my mouth waters just thinking about it.)
Get this: In a plate of their Italian Nachos, there are 1580 calories, 93 grams of total fat, 30 grams of saturated fat, 3470 mg of sodium, 119 grams of carbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
People, when I go there, I was eating this whole thing by myself along with a loaf of bread dipped in olive oil & spices!
GOOD GRIEF! No wonder I can't seem to lose these last pounds!!!!
And you may be thinking, "well duh Jen....that just sounds like it would be bad--nachos!" Well, let me show you something else:
The Salmon Caesar Salad isn't much better! It has 1270 calories, 49 grams of fat, 2960 mg sodium and 40 carbs!
I'm telling you this because I consider myself a smart eater. I would NEVER in a MILLION YEARS eat something like this at home! But for some reason when we go out to eat, it's like I throw caution to the wind and just "enjoy myself" for a change. And maybe if it were once a year, that'd be okay...but I go to this place about once every 2 weeks!!! And it's not just this place, I promise you, if you you'll pull up the nutritional info of some of your favorite places, you'll start thinking twice about ordering whatever sounds good. Believe me, all your hard work is NOT WORTH that one plate of food. It is JUST NOT!