This was great information to obtain. Many things look like they don't have a lot of calories in them because they are so small but yet have more than the average person would guess. Very useful saving this information for future use. ;)
Hi Lonesomepoet...My name is Lela and I just wanted to say that my sister who is in her late 60's has always been very overweight and found herself faced with a new Dr who directed her on a great path of weight loss and has been assisting her for the last 9 months and she has even surprised herself on her accomplished path of not only losing lots of weight but was actually showed how to eat as well as what to eat....She has accomplished so much we are all happy for her and she sleeps better, walks better, works easier and is not always tired....She goes every week for a weight in and discusses her greats and her woes...I believe when we have someone to answer to and guide us we seem to stay on a better path no matter what.....I wish you much luck and hope you find your path to guidance for your eating better...... Lela
2/6/2014 10:50:34 AM
Yes, I was surprised at how much more I can eat by cooking at home. I'm really not a restaurant person and always try to eat breakfast at home and take my lunch. But while looking at the 300 and 400 calorie meals from home, I realized I'm not preparing those properly. Thanks a bunch for SP having this website and I must say SP has included everything I need on my weight loss, keep it off, better fit journey. It's really not how much weight you take off but how much you learn while taking it off. SharpPeople's got it right.
1/30/2014 8:47:15 PM
I can't believe the Sierra Turkey sandwich from Panera betrayed me! I always thought it was a healthier option. Man, I'm glad I'm tracking my calories and making my own meals, now.
I was disappointed to see the VEGGIE burger be SO BAD - but then I guess it all depends on how its cooked and what's in/ on it!! Remember appearances CAN be deceiving!!
1/4/2014 11:32:29 AM
Learning about foods to eat & not to eat is overwhelming. I read articles & books telling me, eat nothing white, not multigrain but wholegrain, not margarine but butter, not processed but fresh and little to no dairy. Yet, spark people and diabetic recipes & meal planners include white sugar & flour and some processed foods and dairy. I don't know what to do. Even looking at packaged wheat bread in the store was discouraging. Should I shop only Whole Foods store? Any input on the 'do not's' we are told verses the food suggestions & recipes? Want to do the right thing & would appreciate hearing what others have learned.
12/19/2013 6:01:12 PM
Just signed up today. Seems unreachable....to lose 218 pounds. I don't know what to do, I can't lunge, squat, or kneel due to a knee injury that has not healed totally. What else can I do? I am scared that I will fail again. Not sure if anyone reads these, but it helps to get it of my system. Sigh. Here I go.
I do believe the whole purpose of this comparison article is to make you aware of what a difference eating out is to eating in. Every body is on their own calorie a day deal. I think what they were showing you is to wake you up to what we consume when we go out, Our taste buds are in control when we go out to eat, not our common sense. I know I get so out of control when I go out. While I am on this loosing mode, I choose not to go out to eat at this time. One of the pictures they showed here was one of my favorite....Panara Sierra Turkey and soup dish. I had no idea it contained soooo many calories. It doesn't matter what the fats and carbs are once you see the calories!!! Its all about making better choices...That's what matters!!
I wish the nutritional value was indicated - As someone with high cholesterol & high blood pressure I have to watch my sodium & cholesterol intake. I don't think calorie counting is the only nutritional value we should pay attention to.
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