Today I met someone for lunch at.... eek! a restaurant! For the first time since the PCP began I didn't have a hand in what was put on my plate. Trying to follow this diet, there's really only one kind of food that will work if you're going out to eat. Japanese.
So I chose to meet my associate at Ootoya, a traditional Japanese food chain.
Remember, here are my lunch requirements:
100 grams carbs
180 grams vegetables
130 grams protein
So, this is what I ordered.
To get the carbs, a bowl of plain rice.
For the protein, Sumibiyaki Saba, (wood roasted Mackerel)
And for the vegetables, Yasai no Seiro-mushi, (steamed vegetables)
Pretty tasty! But my portions were definitely off. Way too many carbs and a little too much protein, and since two of the steamed vegetables were potato and sweet potato (more carbs) I didn't get nearly enough vegetables. But not too bad.
Also, after eating my own weighed out meals for so long, the portions seemed incredibly large to me, and I was really full. And this is a Japanese restaurant with Japanese sizes. If I went to an American chain I think my stomach would rupture.
So, I managed to "eat out" and stay on the PCP diet. Albeit barely and by ordering the smallest dishes at a healthy restaurant with tiny portions. Still, it was nice to be a normal person. (for lunch at least!)