Many things I am not a fan of for the the wintertime and have complained on here quite enough about that already. So, I will truly try to refrain from that here today. That said there is one thing that has been beneficial for me during the winter time and that has been eating out in restaurants, as well as drive thru eating, too.
On the end, I don’t feel like dragging two little kids to a restaurant if I don’t have to, because the amount of bundling up in the cold winter climate is truly not fun for starters. Also, since restaurant eating with two small kids can truly turn into a nightmare and have even blogged about that here, I honestly can live without that experience again.
As for the drive thru, I am so not in the mood to get into a cold car, when I can stay in my warm house and make a nice homemade meal. Even with two screaming kids at my feet I really don’t want to venture out. Plus, it was only last weekend that we had a blizzard here in NY with me complaining that I am indeed ready for Spring, here. So, better safe than sorry!!
However, when the weather is warmer, we will do occasionally use the drive through or go out to eat at least once or twice a month. How do I keep good eating habits even when I am out?
Well I admit, if it is drive thru, I make sure to visit the website of the establishment we are purchasing from beforehand. I then look at the calorie and nutrition information and use that as a guide to what I will purchase to eat, such as Taco Bell.
If I am going out to a restaurant, god help me if I am brave enough with my two crazy ladies or even if somehow we get a few hours to go it alone just the two of us, I make sure to look at the nutrition information that is usually supplied on said menu. That helps in making my decision for me as far as being help conscious.
So in answer to the question of good eating habits on the run the menu, nutritional information and a bit of common sense helps me get by and stay healthy even when eating in less than healthy scenarios.
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