You are so welcome! You are definitely not alone :-)
I totally understand about wanting to go out sometimes instead of cooking. I stay on track most of the time, but every now and then, I'll give a new place a chance and cross my fingers. It doesn't always turn out well, though! When my husband and I go out to eat, we tend to stick to more upscale places - they usually cook from scratch more than your run of the mill chain would. In a pinch, I try to find an Asian place that can do something like plain steamed rice and veggies with maybe some grilled chicken or something else that's really basic. You can always order a salad and ask for olive oil and a lemon, which I often do. Since so many salad dressings contain propylene glycol, it's the safest and healthiest way to go! And if I know I'm possibly going to be in a situation like this, I'll stick a snack in my purse before I leave in case I end up eating on the light side.
Best of luck!
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