On Sunday Beth and I went out to do what people do, putzing around the shopping area about 15 miles from where we live. We decided to stop for lunch.
Now, being on a healthy eating kick for some reason, I flipped to the "Guiltless Grill" section of a mid-priced family place. Emblazoned across the top of the section was copy that screamed "...All items are under 750 calories, 25 grams of fat and 8 grams of saturated fat...". I have a love of vegetables, so of course I locked on to the black bean burger with a side of seasonal vegetables. It was good.
When I got home, I added it to my food log: Surprise! The black bean burger was the most calorie-dense main-course selection in that section of the menu, with more than three times the calorie load of the least calorie-dense menu entry (609 calories for my choice, versus 199 for the other).
Lesson: When you're on your way to correcting a lifetime of bad habits to mitigate coronary artery disease, do your homework before eating out. It's hard enough!
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