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If possible: check a restaurant's website before going there...

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Today some people from our church kindly invited us to dinner at Olive Garden. I failed to check their website before we left, and even though I knew better, I ended up ordering Limoncello Chicken Scallopini...and if the calorie count entered by a user was correct, it was almost the entire amount of calories for one day in just that meal!

Good thing I went way over fitness minutes this week...
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  • no profile photo CD4519295
    Claire: I learned that the hard way too. OLive Garden does have a good apricot chicken that is only about 330 calories. In the US I started always checking out before I went. It just doesn't work over here. One more reason I have gained 10 pounds in 6 months.
    3708 days ago
    I've frequently done like you and looked up the restaurant menu online AFTER I've been there. I've been happy, at least, to be able to find that many places have their calories listed. I DID look up Applebees website BEFORE I went there, and was SO glad because many of their entrees are as you mentioned and contain a whole days calories in one meal. In fact, I was shocked when I found out how many calories were in my favorite chicken salad. The good news, at least, is that they're starting to add lower calorie items to their menu....and checking out ones options ahead of time makes it all much easier to choose.
    3709 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    Yes, it's amazing how many calories can be in a single meal, and not just the calories, the fat and carbs are outrageous in some of these restaurant meals, I've seen some that give you a total of your daily quota and some...I try and look up a few healthy choices on the menu of the restaurant I'm going to be eating at, I saved an article SP made available to it's members entitled, Restaurant Index, I encourage you to check it out, most restaurants are included in that index.
    3709 days ago
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