Margaret and I spent the weekend in Elkton at the Chapel. Friday night we went to North East, MD to watch a blues band that included our friend Marty Miller. Saturday afternoon a couple from York, PA came down and took us out to eat at Old Country Buffet, an all-you-can-eat place. Sunday afternoon we went out with a driver friend of ours to a local Elkton diner. All this while I’m on an Very Low Calorie (VLC) diet of 800 calories or less per day. Quite a challenge.
Since I have been on this kind of diet before, I have some experience with what kinds of foods I can eat when eating out. Of course anything fried is a no no as are all deserts except Jell-O. Broiled/grilled fish, shell fish, and chicken are good choices if I stick to small portions. Most veggies, fruits, and salads are also good if you don’t smother them with something high in fat or sugar. I avoid most carbs except rice and plain baked potatoes. Watching portions is the thing I really have to be careful about at most restaurants. Many times I end up with a “doggie bag” for the remaining serving.
With the Lord’s help, I stayed under 700 calories per day throughout the weekend and now have an average of 672 calories per day since I began keeping my food diary. You can see what I have been eating here.
In His name,
Chaplain Sam Houchins