One of my colleagues even tells me that most restaurants have options for healthier fare. Um, yeah, I know.
While I'm climbing, I chat about the luncheon with Jessica and she suggests calling ahead and letting them know that I have dietary concerns; the idea did cross my mind. In one of the You Are What You Eat episodes, Gillian McKeith tells Lisa Apston (2:25):
Have you ever thought of ordering off menu? You deciding what you want and asking them if they can do it or what can they do. Don't be afraid to assert yourself...
Just thinking about the thrashing that I received at the hands of Kate yesterday makes me want to be careful about what I put in my body...
I call Little House of
When I was looking at the veggie club, a straight up red herring, I even got resentful of the price. I usually have all the makings of a sandwich in my refrigerator: almond cheese, lettuce, basil, bell pepper, turkey -- and it doesn't cost $8 dollars per sandwich.
Eight dollars is not going to make or break me but it's the principle of the whole thing.
Like, how in the world do you get 1,000 + calories in a small salad?
Take a look at the stats on the Buffalo Bleu Salad:
And the sodium? That's just diabolical.
Total Fat: 60
Saturated Fat: 17
Total Carbs: 70
Dietary Fiber: 7
I would have thought nothing of going to a restaurant before without checking the nutrition stats but I would never have imagined that a meal would be infused with fat and sodium as a lure to get me to return.
I'm disturbed by the nutrition stats at Houlihan's. Disturbed. Houlihan's gave me a chocolate chip cookie to placate me though.
It seems that not even animals are immune to the obesity epidemic. Did you catch Nightline on Monday?