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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by texaspeach View Post
to be fair, it is an appetizer to be shared by like.. six or eight people!
But on the rare occaisions we get one, it's between 2.5 people. :
post #22 of 45
How do they get 500 calories into a muffin? I don't know anything about Starbucks pastries, but most storebought muffins seem to be mostly air, sugar, and fluffy white cake flour. Maybe they're those really big muffins?
post #23 of 45
I read the label on everything we eat since we have to watch fat/carb content closely and most of that stuff is scary! Some things are so bad there starting to put the labels on the front of the box of some foods (cereals).
post #24 of 45
I like to be aware but when I let myself research this stuff too much, I start to feel afraid to eat anything, anywhere.

(sorry for the downer on the otherwise lighthearted thread!)
post #25 of 45
Thread Starter 
No, you aren't being a downer. Not at all. I see what you mean. We've got to eat, we like it to be somewhat convienent, healthy, tasty, and cheap. All those things together is the tricky part I guess lol.

The usually sometimes plan is good for me at this point in my life. I usually eat quite healthy (for me) and I sometimes eat not so healthy.

I just can't imagine eating something like 45 grams of fat or 1000 calories or for just lunch though. Well, maybe if it was my only good shot at a real meal that day or something.
post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
The usually sometimes plan is good for me at this point in my life. I usually eat quite healthy (for me) and I sometimes eat not so healthy.
I think that is a very sensible way of looking at life
post #27 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
That's how many calories I'm allowed in TWO DAYS!!!! And I won't even go into the fat and carbs!!!
post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
No, you aren't being a downer. Not at all. I see what you mean. We've got to eat, we like it to be somewhat convienent, healthy, tasty, and cheap. All those things together is the tricky part I guess lol.

The usually sometimes plan is good for me at this point in my life. I usually eat quite healthy (for me) and I sometimes eat not so healthy.

I just can't imagine eating something like 45 grams of fat or 1000 calories or for just lunch though. Well, maybe if it was my only good shot at a real meal that day or something.
heck, I can't imagine 45 grams in 3 meals forget 1. I usually get around 30 grams of fat a day unless I'm eating dd #1's food which is made for someone with high calorie/fat intake.
post #29 of 45
Yes. I looked up Cinnabon a long time ago, but am now pg and craving it, and I won't look it up again because I don't want to know. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by weeirishlass View Post
Yes. I looked up Cinnabon a long time ago, but am now pg and craving it, and I won't look it up again because I don't want to know. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
great... thanks. it's even breakfast food!

cinnabon

I guess I should be thankful there isn't one nearby!
post #31 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
Oh that's just dismal. I can eat half of one of those suckers by myself! I don't eat them very often though.

My biggest bummer is the blue cheese dressing that I love, it has about 16 grams of fat in one TBSP.
post #32 of 45
i'm more worried about GMO food than fat,yk?
here is a website i just found through reading Jane Goodall's excellent book "harvest for hope"...
i thought i would share it with you guys.
http://www.truefoodnow.org/shoppersguide/
post #33 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by OakBerry View Post
Oh that's just dismal. I can eat half of one of those suckers by myself! I don't eat them very often though.

My biggest bummer is the blue cheese dressing that I love, it has about 16 grams of fat in one TBSP.
The dressings get me every time too! Wow. I like to have more than a Tbsp of something usually.

I am not fat phobic or anything. I know I need some, and I know it can make my food yummy. I just don't want to go crazy overboard.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by blsilva View Post
Try Jack-in-the-Box someday- talk about scary!
Crap!

I ate a small order of stuffed Jalapenos, a medium curly fry and a small chocolate shake yesterday.

Please don't tell me....

I don't wanna know!
post #35 of 45
Two of my favorite indulgences are not too bad calorie/fat-wise but the ingredient list makes me cringe:

Fresca contains, "Carbonated water, citric acid, concentrated grapefruit juice, potassium citrate, potassium benzoate and EDTA (to protect taste), aspartame, acesulfame potassium, acacia, natural flavors, glycerol ester of wood rosin, brominated vegetable oil, carob bean gum.

WTH is ester of wood rosin in there for?? brominated vegetable oil????? dear god, maybe that's why it is so addictive!Q

My other weakness is flavored coffeemate. mmmmmm but totally gross,

"WATER, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN, COTTONSEED AND/OR COCONUT OIL, COCOA POWDER, SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE)**, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, INSTANT COFFEE. "

Usually if I cannot pronounce it I do not consume it (once in a whle of course) but these are two of my diet staples.:
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by Hera View Post
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...
I'm so glad someone else has the same association! I can't think about the blooming onion without Spike. (I am a huge dork).
post #37 of 45
I think the only thing that worries me is in the ingredients list... hydrogenated fats, mainly, and the ingredients I can hardly pronounce. Calories, fats, carbs... that's all the stuff of life!
post #38 of 45
Thread Starter 
So all this talk on onion appetizers got my craving onions! I had some sauteed on my lunch lol. Which was much better for me than the Outback's onion I hope.
post #39 of 45
See, when I'm eating pizza or McDonald's : or something like that, I don't worry about the nutritional info. I just enjoy it. And try to eat most meals at home.
post #40 of 45
Another example: Starbucks has the pumpkin latte again, and I'm sure it has a ton of calories in it. But I don't want to know how many, because then I could never get it again.
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