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Holy Calories!

I was looking up the nutritional content of some things I like to get at Boston Market and I was shocked by the calories in an old favorite the Chicken Carver Combo - 700 calories, 1500mg sodium. YIKES! Fortunately, I haven't had one in years, but I'm shocked by what I put in my body back then.

Has anyone else been shocked by the number of calories found in something they used to eat (or used to eat A LOT more of?) Sometimes I consider a blessing and a curse!

Sun. Jun 10, 4:58pm

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I was shocked when I first looked up coleslaw. I thought it would be relatively good for you, you know, like a little salad, but one small side of coleslaw is about 200 calories and 12 grams of fat. That's WAY too much for a little bit of food.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 5:30 PM

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In my teen years I used to eat Mc Donalds fish sandwich, lg fries and diet coke with an apple pie. YIKES.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 5:34 PM

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Greek Salad - 600-700 calories for a serving...eek!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 6:03 PM

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McDonalds-Quarter Pounder with Cheese, super size fries, super size coke... and then followed by something sweet like a candy bar just because "I deserved it" and it tasted damn good! LOL, I don't even want to KNOW how many calories that is. Probably WAY more than I am even eating in an entire day now. Thank God for peer trainer and motivation!!!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 6:12 PM

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Just browsing through my most recent copy of the Nutrition Action Newsletter (fabulous resource...Google it to check out online) and they were profiling some "fast casual" restaurants you run into while here are some of the shocking results...Chipotle's vegetarian or chicken burrito has 1,140 calories, 19g of trans or sat fat and 2,810mgs of sodium.....sbarro's pepperoni stromboli has 890 calories 44g of trans or sat fat and 2,470 mg of sodium.....Panera's Italian combo on ciabattabread has 1,110 calories 20g trans or sat fat and 3,220 mg of sodium.....and for dessert Cold Stone Creamery Chocolate devotion (gotta have it size) has 1,180 calories, 41g of sat or trans fat and 119 mg of sodium. YIKES!

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 6:16 PM

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I haven't had a big mac meal in a long time!!! I would love to have one, but the guilt (thankfully) creeps in and I resist that, and have a hamburger happy meal instead.. It's not great, but if you 'gotta' have it, at least it's the lesser of 2 evils!

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 6:24 PM

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The biggest surprise lately was the chocolate chip cookies from Jimmy John's. I think they have about 500 calories, way too many for a cookie.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 6:51 PM

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Fast Food

One night I went to McDonald's and got a quarter pounder with cheese, fries and a diet coke. I don't go very often but realized that they now put the nutrition information on the side of the sandwich and french fry boxes. It about made me sick and the next day I joined Weight Watchers. I think the whole meal was about 1400 calories and might I add soooo not worth it.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 6:56 PM

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I thought Baja Fresh might be an easy place to find something to eat, but I really had to go through their website and nutritional info to find something that wasn't ridiculously high in calories. I think I ended up getting ONE shrimp taco with no extras, which was maybe 250 calories. The burrito my husband gets (the vegetarian) is WAY too many calories and you'd think that would be a better choice but it was only better relative to the others!

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 7:19 PM

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Oh my goodness! Coldstones gotta have it, almost 1200 calories!!!! I used to eat that stuff all the time! Thats awful. I wish that could be less fattening, I would love to have some every now and again, but I will NEVER step foot on there again! How awful! That's one dessert, not even dinner! I thought the Quarter pounder with cheese meal was bad! Not even compared to that!

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 7:26 PM

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