I'm writing an article about eating out in restaurants. If you read this blog (and you must because you're reading it now...duh, Sharon) and you've ever eaten out while on a diet, I'd appreciate your help.
You can respond to the blog comment section. I won't post your response (unless you want me to) so your responses will be confidential. Here's what I'd like to know:
1. Do you try to stick to your diet when you eat out?
2. What diet are/were you on when you ate out?
3. If you're dieting or just trying to eat more healthfully, what strategies do you employ when eating out in restaurants?
a. order appetizers as your entree?
b. share your entree with someone else?
c. pack half before you even start eating?
d. stay away from cream sauces and fried foods?
e. order dessert? share dessert?
f. eat bread? and butter? while waiting for food to arrive?
g. drink a caloric beverage such as soda, wine, beer?
h. choose a restaurant where you know you can get something healthy?
i. order salad with dressing on the side?
j. ask for changes to the meal like--no gravy, dressing on the side, broiled instead of fried, etc.