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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Since the shut-down in NY last March, my family and I order take-out on a weekend evening and watch a tv show that we all like (right now it's The Falcon and The Winter Soldier). This quickly became the highlight of my week during the shut-down and afterwards when it wasn't easy to do very much out of the home. I also feel good about being a (small) part of supporting our local restaurants that were hit hard financially.

But the problem with most take-out, as everyone knows, is that it is often very salty and not always the healthiest choice. Last night, I ordered a cheeseburger, but I had roasted brussel sprouts instead of a side of fries. I wound up eating 1/2 of the cheeseburger (it was big though), the brussel sprouts, and had some fries from my husband's order. I felt a bit bloated the next day from the salt and my weight is up slightly from it.

I could have ordered a veggie burger instead - it was an option, and I'm sure it would have been delicious from this particular restaurant. And I could have resisted the fries completely. But I really really wanted a beef burger.

I'm curious - what would you have done? Have the "treat" of non-healthy main dish (of your choice) or substituted it with something healthier?

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  • RHOOK20047
    I indulge in my sinful pleasures from time to time. I would have had the burger as it was. Denying ourselves of those pleasures only make us want the more. Just do a little more to burn off the possible over calories today and don't sweat it. Since you only ate 1/2 the burger, I wouldn't sweat it.
    111 days ago
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    111 days ago
    Thank you, SUSANYOUNGER and ROBBIEY!

    Moderation is a good thing, but maybe getting take-out shouldn't be the highlight of my week anymore - it definitely was during the shut-down! emoticon
    112 days ago
    I would have done the same. Enjoy the moments with your family and enjoy some of the things you like and want in moderation.
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