Fitness Minutes: (45,605)
4,471 1/8/13 8:18 P
I'm pretty good anymore about the rolls, but they're definitely addictive. I'm good to limit myself to one. The teriyaki steak there is what I always have a problem tracking. I've made a "faux" figuring for it (steak, teriyaki sauce, canned pineapple) but I know the sodium and fat contents are probably pretty well off thanks to preparation. I used to work at Ruby Tuesday, and sometimes when you thought about how many calories was in the food there it would make you want to vomit. Anything made with the Parmesan cream sauce is close to 2 days worth of calories! And it's in more than you think. Besides just the pastas, and spinach artichoke dip, it's also in some of the soups, served over some of the fish dishes. And the cooks used to make us "snacks", special loaded cheese fries or nachos with probably 3x the amount of cheese that you would get in a guests order, and the parm cream, and LOADS of bacon. Tasted so good, and probably not too bad if you were busy, didn't have time to sit in front of the plate to munch and were running your ass off, but not so good on slow days.
I look for similar items. I check in the nutrition tracker here. I look at similar restaurants info (Outback has there's up, and I've found a few things for Texas Roadhouse in a few places). Otherwise, I try to order something fairly generic. It's all a guesstimate. As long as you're not ordering loaded mashed potatoes and a huge steak smothered in sauce, eat a small portion, take the rest home, and if you went a little over, who cares? Don't go hog wild, but one less than stellar meal is ok from time to time.
I am 5'4". Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6 First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011 Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
WOW! 3 baskets of yeast rolls....Eating one or more of the yeast rolls which have about 230 calories each can sabotage your diet. Over 40 carbs each....and think of the sodium and sugar in them. No vitamins or minerals....and add butter or honey...and the calories just keep adding up.
Yeast is a micro organism that is a fungus, yep fungus.... and yeast can create an intolerance & symptoms that manifest...such as pain in the gut, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, headaches, skin issues, fatigue and nasal congestion....but in addition inflammation and candida albicans making it harder to lose weight.
In combination with dough... yeast is high in gluten...please rethink those yeast rolls...
Fitness Minutes: (62,220)
3,496 1/8/13 4:35 A
are the menu items similar to a place like Outback or Longhorn? You could use those as a reference. I know I use PF Chang's as my reference for Chinese.
Fitness Minutes: (45,605)
4,471 1/8/13 2:04 A
So my Spark Coach video today was all about dining out. Action plan Look up three of the restaurants you dine at most frequently and look up their nutritional information. Well, I've ALWAYS done this and have come across this problem on a few occasions... what do you do when the nutritional information really isn't available? We frequent Logan's Roadhouse. If you're not familiar with them, they're a chain steakhouse. Anyway, their site does not list nutritional information. I have noticed some other websites like calorie counter and myfitnesspal have the nutritional info for a few of their items in their data bases, but for whatever reason, it's not the ones I tend to choose, or it's mainly for their yeast rolls (which is a good thing since left unchecked I could eat about 3 baskets on my own without thinking about it they're so yummy). So I've done just about everything I could think of including e-mailing their corporate office for the information. I've come to accept that the couple items I eat there most often I've make "groupings" for as close as I can manage. What do you do when you're faced with a lack of nutritional information?
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