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erm, are you kidding me?!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wow, now I GET it. Macaroni Grill opened up recently. We love to go for pau hana drinks, etc. For the first time, I've actually looked up the damage of what I eat. Was starving last night so started with the Mozzarella Alla Caprese Salad and chose the Chicken Scaloppine dinner. Skipped cocktails. Skipped bread & olive oil. Still the count is staggering:

Mozzarella alla caprese: 440 cals. 37g fat. 9g carbs. 19g protein
Chix Scaloppine dinner: 1410 cal. 112 g fat. 68 g carbs. 42 g protein
I ate 1840 calories in one mealů worse: 149 g fat?!

Because I was dilligent for 6 out of the 7 days this past week, really not bad: under 1,500 cals per day which really is where my body seems to function best. Fat grams avg: 62 which is higher than where I should be.

Just imagining, though, if:
1) Had thrown a couple of martinis (about 250 cals ea) plus bread/olive oil into that mix?!
2) Had dessert?! Just 1/2 tiramisu = 590 cals and another 42 g fat
3) Did this more than once in a while?!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DESTINYE 5/26/2009 8:44PM

    Yikes! I used to eat there ALL the time, I love it but thats so scary on the calories! Its so frustrating we can't have our cake pasta and eat it too - without consuming a zillion calories!

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LEAVNTHEW8BHIND 5/23/2009 8:42AM

    I KNOW! It sucks! You can't really go out to eat because the damage it HORRIBLE! Oh well, I still believe that every once in awhile it's good to just let go.

Good attitude towards it!

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FITPRIS 5/22/2009 9:34PM

    I'm glad you had self control! It is amazing how fast it all adds up!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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WRCHILI 5/22/2009 6:43PM

  I know! I too was shocked when I started looking up how many calories were in certain foods. Like Bliss_In_Time said, if we are going to go out to dinner, I usually get on before we go to see what I can eat without going overboard. I've found too that's it's easier not to crave certain things when I know how bad they are for me.

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BLISS_IN_TIME 5/22/2009 5:51PM

    Isn't it crazy?! When I first discovered, I was fascinated by looking up the foods I normally ate at restaurants!! It's insane how terrible they are. So much worse than if you even made the same, unhealthy dishes at home!

It's great to know, though. Now I look up the places I'm going if I am unfamiliar with that particular restaurant so that I can make educated decisions and not just guess on what my intake is. No meal is worth so many dang calories! haha.

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