OK so I know I have issues with food, but bare with me. I only eat out at places like Subway - or where I know the calorie content.
My in-laws want to go to Carrabbas for Christmas eve, and I'm really getting anxious and worried about what Im going to eat. I cant find anything with their calorie totals... I also am tired of them always complaining that I dont eat enough, and commenting and snickering every time i order a side salad and soup.
Any suggestions????????? If I could I would just not go at all.
One Holiday dinner out is not going to be the end! Watch what you eat the rest of the day. Order one of the grilled chicken or fish dinner, tomato based sauce instead of cream. Eat a little bit of everything and take home a doggie bag. Even if you go over your calories for one dinner you will be OK! Enjoy the meal, take a walk or go to the gym.
One of the things that you have to learn, besides what you body requires, is to enjoy food and not fear it!
One dinner won't make much of a difference darlin'----just do your best to order in a healthy way and from there, don't dwell on the CALORIES and number crunching. Enjoy the T-I-M-E with your family! ratinhat88 is SOoooo right when she said it's NOT WORTH SACRIFICING TIME with the people you love just to feel "SAFE" about calories.
I have been living over 1000 miles from home recently and my parents just came down for a 2 day visit. I had to bite the bullet EVERY MEAL cause we went out to eat the WHOLE TIME they were here. BUT----I DID IT! I ordered sensibly--and ENJOYED my SHORT time allotted with my family! :)
Just go and enjoy your FAMILY! :) hope it all goes well hun!
thanks everyone for the input. I guess I will try to order some grilled chicken. Its hard to get away from my safe foods ya know??? Honestly I think ill end up ordering a side salad :-( maybe caesar.
I wanted to check back cause I know you are stressing. You will probably end up with higher fat on a Ceaser Salad, than grilled chicken witha marinara sauce and some pasta! Look at thier menu online, even though they are not in calorie count, you can plug in the dishes and get an idea of where you will be at. Again, don't finish the meal that you order! That alone can save you huge. I try and leave something every time I go out to eat, even Subway!
So, what is the worst that can happen if you eat at Carraba's? (What is the real fear?)
I'm asking, not to be sarcastic or condescending. I truly can tell that this is stressful for you. I'm asking sincerely .... what, specifically, are you afraid will happen... and what, specifically, is making you so anxious?
Sometimes naming the fear/anxiety makes it more manageable. It puts you back in control a bit.
P.S. It can also help to ask yourself how likely the "scary/bad" thing is to happen... or what you can do to make sure it doesn't. You are going to do fine. I know you are!
Thanks for all the replys. My in-laws just called and said they may want to go to mimis cafe tonight instead....... much better!! I looked at their menu online with calories and there are some healthy choices.
I'm scared of eating those kinds of foods bc I guess they arnt my safe foods. I usually eat the same stuff almost every day. So im scared if i eat something out of the norm it will show on the scale the nexy day.
Point in case - yesterday I had about 200 cals left for the day and my aunt and uncle bought us this HUGE gift bag filled with cookies and sweets from Napa Valley, So of course they wanted me to try some and I did. about 4 little sugar cookies.
And then this morning I was 1 pound heavier. I ran 1 mile before eating the cooies then I did about an hour of crunches-push ups- core exercises after.
well we went to carrabbas - I ordered this plain grilled chicken breast - i told them skimp the oil and herbs, with broccoli and asparagus. Well when it came out there was like 6oz of chicken - I ate about 1 & 1/2oz- and then I had maybe 1/2 a cup of the broccoli - the rest i put in a box and my husband ate it later.
Today I was thinking if I just wanted to eat a side salad and thats it, then thats my perogative. I hate listening to people b*tch about what I eat. I shouldnt have to.