Its almost self sabotage when you go out for lunch and your order something 'healthy', the issue being is that what you think is healthy is usually been cooked in butter or vegetable fat. The dressing are usually what add on the calories. You just need to remember, there is nothing wrong with asking how something is cooked, or to ask for something on the side, but not everyone likes doing this, including me.
I thought I was going for a healthy quinoa chicken salad yesterday, and the most I tasted was the butter the quinoa had obviously been cooked it. I thought I was being good - but because I was too afraid to ask and to naive to realise I sabotaged my own diet through choosing a healthy option. Lesson learnt - next time ASK, how is the food cooked for example is it baked or fried (can you take it home), I like did with my second attempt at chicken quinoa salad today (I only ate half and then asked if I could take it home). No point wasting food, and I had it for dinner instead which was so yummy.
You can find healthier options in restaurants and coffee shops, and you can still enjoy going out with friends and family, and still keep to a good diet, as long as you are aware that you can ask for things on the side, how is it cooked, swap items such as chips for salads.
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