My husband and I went to a restaurant called Mimi's Cafe not to long ago. They have pretty good food, and they have a "fit" menu. I was so excited to see that this restaurant actually had a menu for us health conscious people with calories!
However, my husband does not worry about counting calories he has always been a fit and thin person. He orders from the regular menu and one of the things that come with the meals are bread of your choosing. He chose a blueberry muffin, I mean how harmful can that be right? Check out what came to the table...
Look at the size of this muffin!! I use to not think twice about things like this, I would have scarfed this muffin down without thinking twice about it. The sad thing is I would have thought I was "watching what I ate".
Portion control today is so foreign in today's American society. Nutrisystem taught me exactly the right size I needed to eat and I strive to still eat those portion sizes. Granted sometimes I do not, which causes havoc on my maintenance.
Now, I always order regular Ranch Dressing when I am out to eat. Why? Because I never pour dressing on my salad. I always dip my fork in and then eat. I might use 2 tablespoons if that at dinner.
Here's a picture of what Mimi's served me that day...
I about died when this came, I asked the waitress, "do people really pour all of this on their salad?" she answered "yes". UGH!!! There is 194 calories in 2 oz. of Mimi's ranch dressing with 20 grams of fat!! That is just horrible, what they laid down in front of me was probably 8 oz of dressing!!
So word of warning, just because the waiter or waitress puts something down in front of you doesn't mean you have to eat it. If there's any question in your mind, skip it.