My sister is home from London for a week vacation and as part of that there are a few places that she's been dying to go.
One of them is Wright's Chicken Farm. For those that live in MA, RI, or CT, you're probably familiar with this place. It's a family style restaurant that features rotisserie chicken and several other standard sides. People love it or hate, and unfortunately I love it.
Unfortunately, because it's pretty much all unhealthy, and because it's all you can eat.
And we're going tonight.
It's funny how before embarking on a weight loss journey you don't really stop to think about the hidden dangers here, and I'm pretty sure that on past trips I've probably eaten upwards of 5+ rolls thinking they were a "healthier" choice...but man oh man can bread be calorie heavy. And don't even get me started on how I can inhale the fries, because I don't even LIKE french fries but their fries taste like HEAVEN.
But, as with everything, you can minimize the damage with careful planning and self-control, so here's my plan...
-Drink lots of water
-Eat lots of salad, and ask for it with the dressing on the side (ha my friends will hate me for this move since it's family style, but I don't care, I need to be able to control this)
-Limit my rolls to two (hey, it's an improvement)
-Avoid the pasta...I don't love it anyway, so no point in wasting calories on it
-Take the skin off the chicken...though I'm not going to lie, I'll steal a bite or two :-)
How do you prepare for eating out at buffets/all-you-can-eat/unhealthy restaurants?