(Closed) Happy that many chain restaraunts will HAVE to put calorie content on menus!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This was instituted in NYC like 2 years ago I think.  It’s been great.  I don’t really eat at chain restaurants, but it’s been really helpful at Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Cosi (kinda like Panera Bread), and Au Bon Pain.  I’d love to see in put in place everywhere.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

They do this in nyc and i love it! Really helps me see what i just shouldn’t be eating (omg the chicken nugget meals). However, you may be quite surprised to find that places like applebees and olive garden have only a handful of meals under 900 calories! Probably because of huge portion sizes

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didn’t hear about this but I approve!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m actually pretty uspet by this… I’ve dealt with some eating issues and have found that if I know how many calories are in what I’m eating I tend not to eat enough… :((  I do think the information should be available in a book onsite (like Jamba Juice has always done) or on the internet, but I HATE seeing it when I’m trying to order.  Then I under-eat, over-agonize, and end up famished and self-hating later on.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think this is wonderful! Do you know if they’ll be listing protein, carbs, fibers, etc, too? 

@Entangled – would it help you to think about the quality of the food you’re eating? I mean, let’s be honest here… 150 calories of french fries or Special K are not nutritionally the same as 150 calories of a healthy whole food like tofu or salad. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

thats awesome! i am excited as well. sometimes i need info shoved down my throat if i’m going to make good decisions πŸ™‚ 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

A few restaraunts around here in Cali have started doing it, and for me it’s such a big help. I really, really appreciate it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Lilyfaith – actually my problem was with (totally non-DSM diagnosis warning) orthorexia, so it was focused on obsessing over eating foods like that.  Which I generally do (I hate fries and love tofu, because I am weird like that), but would rather not have the self-hatred kick in every time I eat a muffin, or put some dressing on my salad.

I do think that it’s good for people to be able to have awareness of what they are eating, but I wish it were more in terms of ingredients and being able to research stuff if you wanted rather than reducing the menu to a list of how many calories (i.e. how bad) everything is.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I haven’t heard anything about this, but I think it’s awesome, too. I’m not a strict calorie counter, but I try to memorize what’s in my everyday foods. This will definitely be great if I have to go out for lunch, or if we eat out for dinner. I think a lot of people don’t realize how many calories can be hidden in things like sauces, so this could really be an eye opener for some. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am also extremely excited about this!  I’ve been trying to lose weight and am calorie counting, but it’s always so hard when I go out!  That’s why I like going to Applebees because they have their “under 550 calorie” menu items.  But other places, there’s no information anywhere so I know I’m eating too much!  Yay for this!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is great for certain restaurants who have never released the nutrition facts for their food (like Applebee’s).  I’m not sure if I like the idea of it being plastered on the menu because sometimes I want to eat something even if it isn’t that good for me.  But I really agree with it being easily available on their website or by request in the store.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They do this in CA too. It’s kind of awesome, but I don’t like it when they put it right on the menu next to the prices. It really affects what I order! Better to have it in a brochure at the table, so you can look at it if you want to.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It was nice to see this up at Panera this weekend. Encouraged me to go with a 700 calorie lunch, not a 1500 on accident. Knowing the value helps me make wiser decisions. If i still want it, I’ll still eat it. But at least I won’t be kidding myself regarding how many calories did I/did I not consume.

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