100 lb. Club - Holy fat content, Batman!




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Jennelle
04-25-2009, 12:39 PM
I'm home after being on the road for two days, attending DS's graduation from Nuclear Field "A" school (he's in the Navy) in South Carolina and driving him back home for some leave time. Eating on the road is always tough, but I made sure to track every single morsel that passed my lips...

and now I am 19.5 points in the hole (I do WW) and it's only Saturday. (I weigh in on Thursdays.)

I would be about even if I hadn't eaten the chef salad at Cracker Barrel. I looked up the nutrition info when I got home...

1153 calories
53 grams of fat (yes. FIFTY-THREE!) :eek:
15 grams of fiber

Oy vey. I'm okay, though. I will just ramp up the exercise and keep on keepin' on, and if I have a gain, I know where it came from! :lol:


cfmama
04-25-2009, 12:54 PM
That's for ONE FREAKING SALAD!!! I quickly glanced and thought that was your entire day ;) Holy crappola. That's insane!!!

MandiK
04-25-2009, 01:02 PM
I did the same thing one week. I was out of town for a party and didn't realize how many points I had eaten. I was shocked when I found out! There isn't much you can do, just try to eat filling low point foods for the rest of the week and try to workout every day. The workouts should add some activity points to offset the eating. Don't stress out too much about it, things happen... life happens.


Thighs Be Gone
04-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Tell them to hold the cheese and dressing next time--also if they sprinkle on croutons or tortilla strips I have those held too. Yes, exactly--just keep on, keepin' on!

nik1305
04-25-2009, 01:07 PM
hey! My boyfriend and I lived in Charleston while he was in A school, power school, and prototype for the nuclear program too. small world. haha.. we are now stationed in GA. :)

And that is just CRAZY about that salad!

Numina
04-25-2009, 01:08 PM
The salad from ****! Franken-salad!

When a restaurant takes what should be a low-fat, low-cal menu item like a salad and turns into a monster that competes with a whole apple pie, they should be absolutely required to put that nutritional info right on the menu. (Doesn't New York City have this law?)

Sorry you got ambushed by these deceptive PoundsOfFat, Jenelle, but kudos to you for just putting your hands on your hips, glaring back at that restaurant in the distance and racheting up your program to handle it. I can tell that if any of those "salad" pounds snuck into your car with you, you are just going to stomp their ugly little selves into the dust.

Thanks for the warning!

KCMom
04-25-2009, 03:43 PM
I had a similar experience at Panera Bread. I had the 1/2 sandwich 1/2 cup soup combo, and choose a turkey sandwich w/broccoli cheese soup.

I knew the soup was high in fat, but the turkey sandwich blew me away. A whole sandwich was something insane like 1150 calories. The 1/2 sandwich plus soup (350 calories) made my lunch come in at around 1000 calorie!

I about died when I saw the calorie count. I then resolved to check the nutrition information on the web BEFORE eating out from now on, or ask at the restaurant before ordering.

Really, there ought to be a law!

BarbPA
04-25-2009, 04:51 PM
Really, there ought to be a law!

Seriously! :^:

This made me think of a recent trip I took to New York City. Every chain/franchise type restaurant had the nutritional facts posted for EVERY item on the menu. Even billboards had calories. It wasn't just the stuff that want to advertise as healthy. We went to McDonalds one morning for breakfast and right under every single item was the nutrition info. I don't know if it's a NY thing or NYC thing. Anyone know?

I wish everywhere would do it!
:)

Jennelle
04-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Tell them to hold the cheese and dressing next time--also if they sprinkle on croutons or tortilla strips I have those held too. Yes, exactly--just keep on, keepin' on!

That was WITHOUT dressing! I put fat free ranch on it myself.

kiramira
04-25-2009, 05:22 PM
O. M. G.!!! I hate it when that happens -- you are trying and counting, and think you are miking the right choice and then BLAMMO! It all goes to heck in a handbasket...
Don't worry about the 19.5 points in the hole that you are, as you have 35 flex points for the week. Just buckle down and get through it until your weigh in. If you've blown the flex points, TOO, then just suck it up, get on track, and accept that what's done is done. But you're clearly already doing that! So way to GO!
Kira

kelly315
04-25-2009, 05:27 PM
oi. Chef salad could only be made worse by a place like cracker barrel.

kiramira
04-25-2009, 05:32 PM
Check out the link to see what America's 20 WORST restaurant meals are in terms of calories/fat content:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2096739/Americas-20-Worst-Restaurant-Meals
Kira

diary
04-25-2009, 06:12 PM
And to think that the uno's deep dish chicago style is one of my favorites.... sigh.

Working it all off!

Rowenna
04-25-2009, 06:21 PM
Check out the link to see what America's 20 WORST restaurant meals are in terms of calories/fat content:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2096739/Americas-20-Worst-Restaurant-Meals
Kira

This is heartbreaking! I know fast food is bad, but it always blows me away how disgusting the food at seemingly nice restaurants is! I used to get the Macaroni grill Spaghetti and Meatballs often (granted, I would split it into two and have it for dinner then lunch the next day) but that is still over 2400 calories - my daily intake for TWO DAYS! I don't think I could possibly make regular spaghetti and meatballs at home with this many calories... what do they DO to it???

GirlyGirlSebas
04-25-2009, 06:21 PM
I don't know if it's a NY thing or NYC thing. This became a law in NYC last year.

thinpossible
04-25-2009, 06:37 PM
It's amazing how deceptive the calories in a restaurant salad are. Applebees, Chili's etc. are all ridiculous! "I'd like a salad, and can you hold the fried chicken, nuts, dried cranberries, ranch dressing, cheese, and bacon please?" :lol:

Jennelle
04-25-2009, 07:03 PM
Check out the link to see what America's 20 WORST restaurant meals are in terms of calories/fat content:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2096739/Americas-20-Worst-Restaurant-Meals
Kira

AHHHHHH!!!!!:eek: That was some scary stuff!

freshmanweightorbust
04-25-2009, 07:19 PM
Same thing happened to me at Ruby Tuesdays a few months ago - a freaking Veggie Burger was 610 calories, and it didn't even taste good! It was so bland and squishy, I didn't even finish it.

Shannon in ATL
04-25-2009, 07:56 PM
Grilled Chicken & Strawberry Salad I had today at Longhorn's - 950 calories, 59 grams of fat...

chickiegirl
04-25-2009, 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by kiramira
Check out the link to see what America's 20 WORST restaurant meals are in terms of calories/fat content:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2096739/Am...staurant-Meals
Kira

Oh my gosh. I knew it was bad, but not this bad.

It honestly makes me feel a little gross. And it makes me mad that stuff like a Ruby Tuesday's turkey burger is there for no other reason than to trick me into thinking it's healthier.

Or was there a big turkey rush I'm unaware of?

TikiTikiTiki
04-26-2009, 12:14 AM
I had a similar experience at Panera Bread. I had the 1/2 sandwich 1/2 cup soup combo, and choose a turkey sandwich w/broccoli cheese soup.

I knew the soup was high in fat, but the turkey sandwich blew me away. A whole sandwich was something insane like 1150 calories. The 1/2 sandwich plus soup (350 calories) made my lunch come in at around 1000 calorie!

I about died when I saw the calorie count. I then resolved to check the nutrition information on the web BEFORE eating out from now on, or ask at the restaurant before ordering.

Really, there ought to be a law!

As soon as I read this thread I thought Panera Bread! I remember thinking the greek salad, even with some dressing - though not all they gave me - and cheese would come out better than one of the sandwiches 'til I looked up the nutritional info. 440 calories, 39 grams of fat. In a salad! :dizzy: My friend and I joked afterward they must spray all their food with fat before serving. For what it's worth, the sandwich she had was about double the calories, but 'only' 27 grams of fat. It's only dressing on the side for me these days.

thistoo
04-26-2009, 09:51 AM
Lord, Cracker Barrel. Do you know they still cook their vegetables in lard? All of them! When I was a vegetarian I couldn't eat there at all, unless I ate pancakes, which is an awesome choice for a carb-sensitive like myself. :rolleyes:

At least they did the last time I was there, which was years ago. I gave up on Cracker Barrel when I realized they *wanted* me to be as unhealthy as possible.

foxxy511
04-26-2009, 11:58 AM
The only safe thing at Panera is their low-fat Chicken Noodle soup, lol! But you're right, salads can be dangerous! I had a Grilled Tuscan Chicken salad at Papa Vino's (a Michigan, Italian restaurant) and I had to ask for everything on the side...the cheese, the pecans, the dressing...just so I could make sure I knew the portion sizes! I had even made and brought my own dressing (yes, I am THAT girl, lol). And I wasn't even full after finishing it! Arg.

But, I've found that the Chili Lime Chicken salad (I think that's the name) at Applebee's is tasty and relatively safe (if you ask for the vinaigrette on the side). Like really tasty. Mmmm, now I'm craving it....