As you can see from my Week Four menu, I succeeded in my fight against the restaurant menu. I was able to survive by surveying the menu and eliminating the foods that I couldn’t eat. I had to combine two appetizers one night to make a salad but it worked. My only failure was my day at Comerica Park. Healthy options couldn’t be found anywhere in the park (but there were 6 different types of hot dog or sausage) so I had a couple of Hebrew National hot dogs since they answer to a higher authority. Do I want to eat out like I did last week and like I did for so many years? No! The food service industry makes it very easy to make bad decisions and very hard to make good ones. I’m going to eat at home more often.
[i] Dhar, Ravi and Itamar Simonson (1999), “Making Complementary Choices in Consumption Episodes: Highlighting versus Balancing,” Journal of Marketing Research, 36 (1), 29–44.