Today was a challenge for me. We had company coming and I didn't have time to get a full workout. But I managed to get 3 miles on my treadmill anyway. We had dinner plans, and I was eating at my favorite Italian restaurant. My body was craving my usual, angel hair pasta with pomodoro sauce. I always chose that meal because it is low in fat, but the only wheat pasta they serve is penne. I am not a fan of penne pasta so I didn't order that. Instead I went out of my element and ordered salmon. With angel hair "plain" on the side. I ate half of my salmon with no more than an ounce of pasta, plus ate all my veggies and said no to the bread. Dessert was a simple, "coffee please". Nothing more! I did come home to a chocolate covered strawberry that my daughter brought home for Valentines Day. All in all, I feel pretty good of my food choices and more importantly my portions. I may have not had the same workout or quite the same calories, but all in all I feel that I did great compared to any past dinner at my favorite italian restaurant.
Don't deprive yourself of your favorites, it's all about the PORTION!!