An unexpected feast
Hi! I've been calorie counting and trying to be low carb, and had an experience yesterday that made me recognize how even my minimal effort can make a big difference so I thought I would share.
My son, who does not have a weight issue and eats like growing teenager, which he is, wanted a special meal out. We arranged to go to a churruscaria, one of these brazilian places with a huge buffet and unlimited roasted meats. I figured this would be a cheat meal, and had a protein shake in the morning and a salad for lunch.
There was salad on the buffet, and shrimp, so I was good there. I had a lot of shrimp, but they are so low in calories it was fine. I avoided any of the dressings, salads that had oil, went past the bread and potatoes etc...
I had the roast meat for dinner, and it was amazing. I added in my calories and even trying a lot of the meat, even with bacon wrapped turkey, still wound up where I should be. We went to a show after, and he had candy - I had a couple of his junior mints, a couple of his m&m's, recorded those in my calorie count as well. Which was in the 1500's for the day.
Basically, I'm sharing this because 1) who would have thought buffet/unlimited meat would work out so well; and 2) it was a night where I thought my only options were to go way off plan or to feel deprived, and I feel like I found a healthy and livable middle ground...