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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!

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I am definitely easily scared by nutritional info. It helps me keep myself in check though!
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Is your dh's nephew a teen?
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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.

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Fat and calories don't bug me the way grams of carbs do.

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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.)

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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

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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!

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Yep, what is the worst for me is the sodium levels! Yikes!
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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...

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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
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Try Jack-in-the-Box someday- talk about scary!

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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
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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.


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I'm so glad I don't eat at those kinds of restaurants. 2300 calories in an onion?

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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!
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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)
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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...
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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! :
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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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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. :
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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?
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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).

Seriously?
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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!)
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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.

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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
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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!!!

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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.

Seriously?
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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.
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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!

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I guess I should be thankful there isn't one nearby!
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