I've been on a diet since the New Year. 2018 is a land of low carb substitute food. The resident chef at my house is a fantastic fake food creator. My favorite's are the spaghetti squash lasagna and the carb free apple crisp. (Hint....its not made with apples). I am thrilled to report my pants again fit. Not a "Oh Wow Mindy you look amazing" pant fitting way. More a "Thank goodness these button" kind of way. But whatever.
So yesterday was Presidents' Day. Our family loves any excuse to celebrate and a day off for the kids seemed like a great reason for lunch out at the new restaurant in town.
Golden Corral just opened down the road from my office.
I thought briefly about trying to maintain my low carb diet while out to lunch with my family. Briefly I thought this. Golden Corral is a large buffet which specializes in southern comfort food. They do have a salad. bar. But I didn't get that far.
Any will power I had I threw out when I put the large airy butter dripping roll on my plate, just next to the butter milk biscuit and blueberry pancakes. Fried Chicken. Pulled Pork. Mashed Potatoes. Think large delicious feeding trough. Accurate description. I did have broccoli. I think the cheese sauce I topped it with might have been made with carbs.
I chose Diet Coke as my drink and the irony was not missed. When I hit the dessert line I was in a calorie coma. This did not stop me from choosing a piece of peach cobbler and a piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. They also had a chocolate fountain. This one was lovely. I told my husband I wanted to see if I could dip an ice cream cone in the chocolate fountain. He said this was a bad idea. I adjusted my plan and instead ran a bowl of ice-cream through the chocolate fountain This was perfect. Genius idea.
Here is my point. If you are on a low carb diet - don't go to Golden Corral.
Seems obvious right? And yet how often do we set ourselves up in life for failure?
Here is a tiny piece of advice I'm preaching to myself.
When in temptation.....Flee. Run. Don't settle in at the trough.
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