Last night was my first time trying the new, fancy gym on the way home from work. It worked out really–I was there, changed, and on a treadmill by 5:20.
Calories Burned: 600
Activities: Treadmill, weights
I have to say, I kinda like having a Date Night in the middle of the week. It breaks up the monotony of the work week. Michael and I tried to go to the Delta Cafe last week but the wait was too long. We figured a Tuesday night would be better.
Everything on the menu sounded good. I could pick two side dishes to go with my chicken. I ordered the Mac n’ Cheese and Coleslaw. Despite it being crazy packed and only one waiter, we got our food fairly quickly.
Michael and I got into a debate about Food Remorse. I was talking about how after I satisfy my cravings I often regret eating the food. It’s something I struggle with for sure. Michael reminded me that I work out so that I can eat things I love to eat. I have to be reminded sometimes that there’s a reason I work out. 😉
Then we got into a debate about the new laws requiring restaurants to post calorie counts. I said I was VERY excited about it because it would make the eating-out experience so much more fun for me. It would take out the guessing game, the anxiety, the guilt. Michael disagrees and thinks it’s un-American and just proves the viewpoint that as Americans we are NOT free, we don’t have freedom like we think we do, and the government is Big Brother controlling everything we do.
I still feel like the nutritional information is a good thing. Even if it’s government interfering, I want to have the information. It’s true that knowledge is power. Despite the fact that I KNEW that fried chicken wasn’t the healthiest thing I could have ordered on the menu, 90% of the time I do make good choices and I want those good choices in black and white. I want numbers.
QUESTION: Do you ever have food remorse? What’s your take on the laws about restaurants posting nutritional information?