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 meal… 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?!
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    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!
    4411 days ago
    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!
    4415 days ago
    I'm glad you had self control! It is amazing how fast it all adds up!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!
    4415 days ago
    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.
    4415 days ago
    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.
    4415 days ago
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