I haven't Frequented Many Eating Establishments!
Why? It's not worth it to me. My feeling is I work very hard to earn some income and there are times I'd like o go out to eat but the value I get today, to me is substandard. I don't mind paying a little more for good value but really what's on the menu of fast foods or family style restaurants is food that is treated with all kinds of chemicals, deep fried laden with sweet sauces and lots of French fries and sweet drinks and lots of high calorie desserts.
This is our western diet.
I rather shop for fresh ingredients that I pick out, use little sauce, steam or stir fry and I avoid jasmine rice. Staying away from rice was like taking heroin away from an attack. Asian cooking always goes with jasmine rice. But I had to do it since I'm a diabetic. I have to watch my blood sugar and that almighty A1C every 3 months. I had to adapt and change my food life style. The Western diet is full of carbohydrates, a buttered bun, pancakes or waffle, pasta, rice, burger buns, hot dog buns, potatoes, is enough to kills us and the sweet desserts, how can we resist, but we have to.
The end result is I've lost 24 pounds and maintained it by eating healthy and using common sense. I the beginning its tough, trial and error but when you finally get the program, its easy but I'm tempted all the time, whether its a food commercial or its the fumes coming out of Burger KIng or the pizza, it tough.
I'd say going for a good meal will cost alot right now and with inflation, prices are going up and up, so take the low road and learn to eat at home. NOT with the redi delivery service, not with the frozen food ection but from scratch. You'll appreciate the true natural favlors that we somehow drowned out of our lives.
Chef Woo Can