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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
4/13/13 8:24 A

Good for you for planning ahead.
Even if it's not entirely accurate; you're eating mindfully, and that's a great thing.

PATSRUN2014 Posts: 257
4/12/13 7:30 P

Yeah, I know the cheese and bacon on the potato (and even sour cream i suppose) is extra calories but this is my one "eat out for a reward" meal while still being sensible. So while I'm not trying to rack up 2,000 calories in one meal, I'm still splurging a little bit.

I'm only at about 1000 calories so far today so this would keep me in the range IF those numbers are at least close to accurate.

Thanks for the feedback all

SOOBIES SparkPoints: (993)
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4/12/13 7:26 P

My biggest concern is the cheese, as it's so easy to get double the cheese portion if it's not weighed and just sprinkled, I'd say if you ask for no cheese and just the sour cream, butter and bacon on the side, it would in fact be close, then you can portion it with your eyes to be approximate, but dat chez... evil evil delicious chez.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,302
4/12/13 7:21 P

I would be slightly skeptical... but actually, it might not be that far off....

The steak would be about 450.
The PLAIN potato would be about 250.
The asparagus would be inconsequential.

So you have maybe 700 calories *before* adding the sour cream etc. Well - if you use a tablespoon or two of sour cream and a sprinkling of bacon bits, there's another 50 calories or so - in which case - right on! But if you put 1/4 cup (or more) of sour cream and a handful of bacon bits.... yeahhh those condiment calories could add up fast.

Overall, a pretty decent choice for a restaurant meal. Lots of protein, would be nice and filling, the trick is keeping control of those little "would you like X with that's.... "


SOOBIES SparkPoints: (993)
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4/12/13 7:19 P

Add another 300-400 calorie to that, the steak alone is 500 calories, the potato probably 250 before the fixings depending on the size. If you don't get the fixings it would be very close.

PATSRUN2014 Posts: 257
4/12/13 6:57 P

I'm joining some family at Outback Steakhouse tonight and figured I'd do some pre-planning. On their website, you can put a meal together to see the nutritional info. Do you guys think this can be accurate? I expected it to be much higher.

i.imgur.com/ycHpCgx.png

I'm skeptical.

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