Archives for: January 2005, 31
It's easier for me to stay on the BTD when I am eating at home. I like my cooking, and I trust my ingredients. However this weekend I found myself eating out a lot.
Saturday night my husband and I went to a party. The hostess asked everyone to "bring a snack." I decided to take a fruit tray. That turned out to be a good decision, because my fruit tray was the only fresh food at the party. It must have been appreciated because I brought my dish home empty. There was a lot of food at the party including many desserts, chips, and cheese dishes. There were some interesting Type A choices for my husband, particularly a relish made with beans, onions and corn. But aside from my fruit, there was only one Type O choice - deviled eggs. I was glad I had taken the precaution of having a beneficial snack before we left home.
After church on Sunday I usually let the As pick where we will eat, because there are two of them and only one of me. But yesterday I requested that they pick a restaurant where I could get a generous serving of beef. They chose Fuddruckers, a gourmet hamburger restaurant. They like it because they get turkey burgers and it reminds them of when they used to eat hamburgers. I like it because I can convert my hamburger to a low carb plate which is loaded with beneficial food.
I had requested beef for lunch because I knew I would be eating out again for dinner Sunday night. The school where I teach has guests on campus this week, and I attended the welcome dinner for them. Of the three occasions this was the most difficult to predict. At a restaurant, I have freedom to choose what I order. At a buffet, there may not be many Type O choices, but I have control over what I put on my plate. But at a banquet, a plate of food is put in front of me, and especially on an occasion like this, I am expected to be polite and eat. I took bladderwrack before I left and hoped for the best.
This time I was fortunate - instead of pasta or something smothered in cheese, we had fajitas. On my plate was grilled beef, chicken, and onions along with rice and beans. All I had to do was pass the basket of tortillas and eat my food with a fork. A lady sitting next to me was on the South Beach diet, so she also passed on the tortillas. I enjoyed my dinner, and the program that followed.