Keeping a long (5 months long) story short, I’ve been on a diet wherein all of my meals have to be under 350 calories. When cooking food myself, this hasn’t been very difficult, but eating out can be a minefield as the average full meal at a restaurant is over 1,000 calories. Because of that, I haven’t let myself eat out in 5 months.
Since I recently hit 50 pounds lost (57 now), I’m considering myself capable of controlling myself enough to eat out (or eat foods from out). Now that I can, I’m starting to put together a list of meals from popular restaurants that clock in at under 350 calories.
I’ve only just started, and I’m still on my first restaurant (Panera), so this could take a while. Since this might take some effort, I wonder both if anybody would be interested in seeing the list, should it ever near completion, and if anybody would be interested in contributing to the list.
350 calorie meals probably isn’t something most people are interested, so I wouldn’t make the effort of making the list readable by anybody but me unless I knew somebody wanted to see it.
If you happen to know of any ways to get in and out of a restaurant for under 350 Calories, feel free to post it here (or I can give you permissions to edit the document on Google Docs).
For the record, I’m probably going to have to allow for the possibility of halved portions. For example, a burrito from Chipotle is usually over 700 calories (often extending above the thousands), so I’ll get one, cut it in half, and have it for 2 meals (lunch & dinner).