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6/24/13 12:11 A

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I really like to know how much I'd be eating before I'd order. It's a shock to see how many calories and fat, etc. that I used to eat! No wonder I was such a chub!! emoticon

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6/21/13 3:28 P

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I don't eat out very often any more, but I do like to be able to know how many calories are in something before I order ('cause you know, once you've eaten it, it's too late to make adjustments). I don't like the government trying to tell people what or how much to eat tho...let us make our own choices...don't get me started on GMOs...

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6/21/13 1:14 P

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And I thought California was the nanny state. No really, that is just too far. Informing people of what they are eating is one thing. Forcing them to eat/drink a certain way is going to far in my opinion. The work around on that is that there are "free" refills at most restaurants so unless you're using drive through, you can drink as much as you want... it just means more work for the servers (and the smart ones will often bring 2 glasses at once).



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6/21/13 12:10 P

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I agree. I often check the restaurant's website before eating out to see if nutritional data is listed for menu items and make my choices from there. I think that if restaurants don't have this info on their menus, they should at least have it on their websites.

In the fall of 2012, New York City introduced the newest of its health regulations: a rule against restaurants serving sodas, or any other sugary drink, in sizes over 16 ounces. How do you feel about this?

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6/20/13 6:50 P

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Living in CA we've had calories listed on menus for awhile now. I like it as it helps me make better choices. Seeing that something has 1,000 calories or more helps me either split it or skip it.

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6/19/13 2:17 P

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LONG OVERDUE! I rarely eat out, but know its usually too much food, too much salt, fat, etc., etc. You can have healthy and not be relegated to eating greens all the time. Menus need to be overhauled and people have to learn there are actually other spices that taste good other then salt. The poor young chef wanted to experiment in my building with more nutritious, variety of meals but was quickly shot down by popular vote. The seniors want their mashed potatoes, peas or corn (overcooked and pale), roast beef, pork chops, lasagna can't have spinach or cottage cheese in it, etc. I call it nursing home food, just mush. I don't know how they can stand to have mashed potatoes every day. So boring! When some Sparkers list their food choices it still tends towards the white stuff, more processed, less fresh freggies.
So it will be hard to change their attitudes -they have to go with what people want. Especially if they eat healthy at home and feel like going out is their cheat/splurge meal.

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6/17/13 7:23 P

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I'd like calorie counts & such-it would make a difference in my choices-although I tend to
pick healthier choices anyway!

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6/16/13 10:51 P

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Hi,

I'm all for it! I like to see what I'm eating. I haven't been to a restaurant in ages, except for ihop. They had a low cal vegetarian omlette that I liked. I steer clear off restaurants, because I think they serve the most un-nutritious food. It's full of fat and salt! No thank you. I think the restaurant industry should be overhauled, in my opinion. More people are eating out, not less. If they really understood what was going on the restaurants would all have to close down for lack of customers. I think we have all been brainwashed into thinking it's okay to eat like that. It didn't used to be like that in restaurants when I was a kid. Restaurants would make fairly healthy and fresh foods. Not so today. Don't get me started on the grocery industry. It's a conspiracy, I tell you! Lol.



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6/16/13 6:12 P

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What do you think of obesity laws like having to put calories and sodium on menus, for example?

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