Not the Odd Girl Out, But the Smart, Healthy One


Today, I had a lunch meeting at a new restaurant, which has been open two months. Since I haven’t been yet, I went online last night to peruse the menu so I could make the best choice. No menu. This morning, I called the restaurant. I was told to “look on Facebook, the menu is there.” Nope, not there either. He offered to read the menu to me, which was great, but he was on a cell phone and I could only hear about every 15th word. Sigh.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am far from perfect, and I’ve been known to stray for a good meal. When I do, though, I am generally able to plan around it. I had a strenuous training session with Daniel early this morning, and there was no way I was going to chance it for a “meeting meal.” I also knew better than to go hungry, not find something I wanted and settle on something less than desirable.

So what did I do? Before the meeting, I ate one of the reserve meals I’d stocked in the kitchen at work. I went a little late to lunch, and during the meeting, just sipped water. I didn’t make a big deal about it, nor did anyone at the table ask about it. (And that was nice; usually people make a fuss when you don’t eat or you eat differently…)

I’m giving myself a little pat on the back for the way I handled it, but what I really want to say? It’s 2013, people. Get a website and add your menu!

How do you deal with eating clean while eating out? Have you ever compromised when eating out and regretted it? Any tips or tricks to share?


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