Yesterday, I took Jeffrey out for a birthday lunch to a restaurant in town that boosts sustainable produce and “clean” protein (wild fish, grass-fed meat, etc. free of hormones) and was beyond disappointed besides spending a fortune.
We rarely eat out since the food we make at home is organic, clean protein and my body is happy later with no food hangover. So yesterday was a treat with an expectation of a good experience considering all the good reviews of this eating establishment.
I have to wonder if my body is so used to this type of eating that it “rebels” when something alternative is introduced such as too much salt or additives and preservatives.
What’s the solution? I choose to make great tasty food at home since I can control what goes into it (as much as one can) and use spices instead of salt or very little salt to flavor my food. I go out on occasion and limit the restaurants I try to those with my principles – a selection of “clean” protein, organic produce, and limits of salt.
However, what do you do if you follow these principles and it does not work out? What did I do besides writing this blog?
I waited till my body felt better and ate a very small clean meal last night to minimize the backlash. I wrote my first ever review on Yelp since I needed to vent a bit and I’m keeping my meals small and simple today. And this week will be the same – simple tasty food that my body likes and rewards me for at the end of the day and on the scale.
On occasion an eating out experience can be amazing and there are some wonderful restaurants in Los Angeles. However, for now I’m eating at the Dopart-Batchelor establishment and am happy to report no food hangover with great service provided!
Sometimes we think it is a treat to eat out.
However, the treat of health may be a simple healthy meal from home….now that is A Recipe for Life!