I think one of the hardest things we face is eating out. Our friends order this yummy looking gooey, cheese covered food, and all we can get is a sad
salad! I know when it has happened to me, I have had to fight back the tears!
I agree with Debbie and Jan and others. Carry something in your purse to add to your salad, if you know that will be an issue. I often carry a small container with cooked black beans and shredded carrots. Most restaurants that sell baked potatoes will be happy to sell you one with nothing on it, or with salsa. Also, if they have a salad with chicken and cheese, ask them for the same salad with none of that on top. You should get it at a reduced cost also. Remember that YOU are the consumer. If they don't make you happy, you won't be back. I have only found one place in my town that said they could not take the chicken off my salad (Panera Bread) and I haven't gone back.
So, stick up for yourself!! bring some baked tortilla chips to work so you can avoid the candy jar. Remember, you know what everything in that jar tastes like already. You CAN live without tasting it again!
Good luck and keep going!
Amy in NH