Before I knew about CICO (calories in calories out), I would pick items to eat that (for whatever reason) I though were “healthy”. I mean, fish is pushed and pushed as a healthy option, especially grilled fish – and it (can) be. So, when we’d go to @logansroadhouse, I would get the grilled salmon plate. Little did I know that bad boy was 1300 calories. Plus, you add to that a couple of yeast rolls, some regular soda and a handful of peanuts – all the sudden, that “healthy choice” is 1800 – 2000 calories… In 1 sitting… For 1 meal…
Now when I go to Logan’s, I get a 6 ounce filet and a grilled vegetable skewer – and I give someone at the table my potato. Plus a water, unsweet tea, or diet soda. This gives me right at 600 calories.
The salmon isn’t a “bad” choice. It’s probably fine for some people out there. But for me, that’s an entire day’s “budget”. So, I choose the steak. And hey, it’s Steak!