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Does the nutritional data on some food scare you?

post #1 of 45
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I recently had a reason to look up Pizza Hut nutritional information, and wow.

Sauces having 26 grams of fat in an ounce or so, 1 slice of a large pizza having 30 grams of fat, calorie loads in the 400's.

Dh's nephew just put away 4 pieces in under 10 min. Youth!
post #2 of 45
I am definitely easily scared by nutritional info. It helps me keep myself in check though!
post #3 of 45
Is your dh's nephew a teen?
post #4 of 45
I work in a kitchen and am required to taste things before they go out... I really don't want to even think about adding up all of the bites of salad dressings/sauces/frostings/caramel now clinging to my body parts.
post #5 of 45
Fat and calories don't bug me the way grams of carbs do.
post #6 of 45
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Fat and calories don't bug me the way grams of carbs do.
Yeah I hear you on that. I've been trying to keep that in better check. (Trying to gently share the info with my "diabetic but in denial" Dh too.) Overall I eat pretty well (I think anyway).

Some of the data is mindblowing... and then the amounts I see it consumed in. :

(Disclaimer: I don't think people eating these things is wrong or bad, and I am not judging anyone. It's just getting a third or better of your daily values in a single piece of pizza that gets me LOL.)
post #7 of 45
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Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot View Post
I work in a kitchen and am required to taste things before they go out... I really don't want to even think about adding up all of the bites of salad dressings/sauces/frostings/caramel now clinging to my body parts.
Oooohh, snacking is part of your job description! Sweet.

I see what you're saying though. Although, they do say that several small meals are better than 3 big ones so maybe it evens out in the end? lol
post #8 of 45
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Is your dh's nephew a teen?
Close, but not quite. He's 21. He recently got married and was remarking that his shirts have "all shrunk on me or something". lol

I am familiar with the teen thing though. My Ds is 16, and although he only had two slices, he's been known to put it away too. The ability to scarf is wasted on the young I say!
post #9 of 45
Yep, what is the worst for me is the sodium levels! Yikes!
post #10 of 45
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Yep, what is the worst for me is the sodium levels! Yikes!
Yeah that was pretty bad too for some of them. Their "healthier" options were at least under 900 grams or whatever. I do love salty snacks though. Holy blood pressure Batman...
post #11 of 45
yeah. look up the nutritional info for one of outback's bloomin onions!

Serving Size: whole
Calories: 2310
Total Fat: 134 grams
Carbohydrates: 241 grams
Protein: 35 grams
post #12 of 45
Try Jack-in-the-Box someday- talk about scary!
post #13 of 45
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
Close, but not quite. He's 21. He recently got married and was remarking that his shirts have "all shrunk on me or something". lol

I am familiar with the teen thing though. My Ds is 16, and although he only had two slices, he's been known to put it away too. The ability to scarf is wasted on the young I say!
oh gosh, as a teen i could eat a whole pizza alone.

the values scare me, so i dont look
post #14 of 45
Yes, yes, YES!! Sometimes it's so bad I just don't want to look.. won't look. In fact, I'm so scared, I can't talk about it.

post #15 of 45
I'm so glad I don't eat at those kinds of restaurants. 2300 calories in an onion?
post #16 of 45
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I'm so glad I don't eat at those kinds of restaurants. 2300 calories in an onion?
to be fair, it is an appetizer to be shared by like.. six or eight people!
post #17 of 45
Boy and I thought the pastries at Starbucks were terrible (500 calories for a muffin, jeez).

My diet plan is to only eat at home though. I thought I could cut out a bunch of calories if I cooked every meal, guess I was right. (I am completely serious)
post #18 of 45
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I'm so glad I don't eat at those kinds of restaurants. 2300 calories in an onion?
It's the oil...I'm really glad I can't look up the nutritional information on some of the stuff I make from scratch. Like the tortellini with cream sauce, which has a cup of cream, half a stick of butter, and a bunch of parmesan cheese for one meal for two people. Eat that with a caesar salad and you're right up there with Spike's onion...
post #19 of 45
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Originally Posted by texaspeach View Post
yeah. look up the nutritional info for one of outback's bloomin onions!

Serving Size: whole
Calories: 2310
Total Fat: 134 grams
Carbohydrates: 241 grams
Protein: 35 grams
But it has 35 grams of protein though! :
post #20 of 45
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But it has 35 grams of protein though! :
LOL! That's something right?

Check out the Fiesta Lime Chicken with sauce, cheese, tortilla strips from Applebees:

Serving Size 1 meal
Calories 1285
Total Fat 47.0g
Saturated Fat 14.0g
Cholesterol 187mg
Sodium 1443mg
Total Carbohydrates 136.0g
Dietary Fiber 6.0g
Protein 74.0g


Whew, I could be wrong, but I think that's an entree for just one person. Interesting stuff... the kids and I have been looking at this stuff off an on most of the evening. We eat out, but rarely, and Dd and I avoid meat and other animal products (me) we've been more cautious about ingredients. It's interesting to see which restaurants are willing to share the numbers themselves, and which are not.
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