My favorite personal trainer, The Biggest Loser‘s Jillian Michaels said,
“Why should we apologize for the practices that help us manage the symptoms while we deal with the real reasons we eat? I pour candle wax on my food at restaurants. Not wanting to ‘waste food’ is a poor excuse for ending up far worse off later on, dealing with all the health problems that come with obesity.
“Losing weight is not about willpower–it’s about moments of bravado, like the moment when you ask your waiter to take the bread away from the table right away.”
I’ve poured dish washing soap on my food sometimes. Suddenly I’m no longer embarrassed ’bout it. Thanks, Jillian! But I definitely don’t ask any waiter to take bread away; I ask for more and more! I also order from the kids’ menu when I go out a lot – there’s a weight loss tip provided by my fat ass. I hold a Ph.D in Bullshitology. Respect.
Seriously though, I do often order from the child’s menu, much to the dismay of servers. You’re not gonna overeat for sure when you do, and, as Jillian says, whatever works.
I’d love to hear Jillian’s answer on what alcohol one should order while at the bar? I can hear her now, ‘Just order water on the rocks with a lime slice on the rim so you can feel like you’re sipping on an alcoholic beverage!’