Panera is easy but some restaurants take a good bit of effort.
Most important thing is to have a great time. It’s so amazing, that if you’re having a really good time, involved in a really interesting conversation, it’s MUCH easier to eat less. You become like one of those skinny people at Christmas gatherings who runs around talking to everyone and loses their plate! I would have *never* lost sight of my plate before. Heh.
Second — yes plan it out, use their nutrition calculator, eat like you eat. They’ll bend over backwards at Panera or almost any other place — even Waffle House! — if you explain what you’re doing and why they want to help you.
Use their menu of a list of the foods they have. Then just ask for whatever combination you want. The grilled chicken off one salad and the strawberries off another. They’re fine with that.
- ‘A Lot of Carbs’: Panera Bread CEO Learns to Live on $4.50 a Day (blogs.wsj.com)
- Panera Bread Company (macysarbacker.com)
- Hey Panera! Why No Pictures? (anintrovertmind.com)
- Panera Bread founder lives on food stamps for a week. (rawstory.com)