Remember the blog about my less-than-great experience at Chili's? The redeeming part of the whole experience was the great food ... or so I thought. On a whim, I looked up the nutritional value of the food at Chili's. Here's how my Grilled BBQ Smoked Chicken Salad looks. Calories: 1060; Grams of fat: 63; Milligrams of Sodium: 2090!!!!! And I ate every last bite. In one meal I ate over half the calories for an entire day. And the recommended salt intake for my age is 1500 mg/day.
Last night we went to Outback Steakhouse for a nice dinner together. I thought I'd try something different - the Shrimp en Fuego with fresh steamed green beans and potato bowl. Sounds good, doesn't it? And it was. Here's how this delicious meals looks nutritionally. Calories: 1,356; Grams of fat: 90; Milligrams of Sodium: 3611. It just keeps getting worse!! I did leave most of the potato boat and a lot of the cream sauce on my plate, so I didn't consume quite as much as I could have. But I ate a couple slices of the bread, topped with salted butter.
This is very discouraging to me. It is obvious why I'm having difficulty taking off 20 pounds. I eat much larger portions than I should, I eat high fat, high calorie, high sodium foods, and I don't move around enough. What to do???
I think I'll go take a brisk walk - and turn into a raw vegetarian. A message to my body - "I'm so sorry for what I've been doing to you. I'll try harder. Honest."