Tonight we had plans for a family dinner over at Outback Steakhouse…a little stressful, but it wasn’t the first time I needed to go out to a restaurant since I started the program. Luckily, they actually have some “healthy” options on their menu! I ordered a small salad with balsamic vinegar to start and for my entree…the “Simply Grilled Mahi” which comes with fresh mixed vegetables…and then, I ADDED an extra side of grilled asparagus!
I wish I took a picture of my meal, but it completely slipped my mind. I can say, it all looked good…the salad and veggies were nice and simple, there was a good crunch on the mahi, and the asparagus had a nice char from the grill! Everything even tasted good, however I did notice it was a little bit greasier than what I am used to and there was definitely A LOT of salt!! I did still enjoy it, especially the part of feeling like a regular person who orders from the ACTUAL meal section of the menu! I used to get the SAME THING every time I went out…a large salad with dressing on the side…who knew that actually EATING an entree could be the healthier option!
I wish I could say the rest of my night went just as smoothly as the experience of dinner, however my stomach started flipping IMMEDIATELY upon getting home! I think I was proven to be correct about the extra grease in the food! My body was definitely not used to it and quickly had to figure out a way to adjust!