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Restaurant SHOCKERS!

The other day I was talking to someone and she asked what was ONE thing she could do to break through her current weight loss plateau.

Just one.

My immediate answer.  Start eating at home more often.

You see, this woman is a social butterfly.  She’s out more often than she’s home.  Single.  In her late 30′s, enjoys cooking, but not quite as much as she loves going out to eat or getting take out.

Here’s the problem with that.

Restaurant food is LOADED with calories, fat, and salt.  All of those will hold you back from weight loss.

When I say loaded — I mean LOADED with hidden calories and fat you’d never expect.

Here are some RESTAURANT SHOCKERS that can help you navigate the menus when you do in fact go out.  BUT, the easiest way to control the foods and ingredients in your body is eat out less often.  Otherwise you’ll permanently struggle to lose or maintain your weight loss.

APPETIZERS

eating out at restaurants makes you fatOlive Garden’s Lasagna Fritta

Calories: 1030
Fat: 63 g (21 saturated)
Sodium: 1590 mg

Chili’s Skillet Queso with Chips
Calories: 1500
Fat: 88 g (36 g saturated)
Sodium: 3340 mg

PF Chang’s Crab Wontons with Plum Sauce
Calories: 363
Fat: 10
Sodium: 1763 mg

DINNERSrestaurants make you fat

Olive Garden’s Grilled Chicken Caesar
Calories: 850
Fat: 64 g (13 saturated)
Sodium: 1880 mg

Chili’s BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Calories: 1580
Fat: 80g (15 g saturated)
Sodium: 4020 mg

Panera’s Steak and Blue Cheese Salad
Calories: 850
Fat: 64 g (21g saturated)
Sodium: 1590 mg

Red Lobster’s Steak, Lobster & Shrimp Oscar
Calories: 1170
Fat: 77g (33 g saturated)
Sodium: 2770 mg

WOW — those appetizers alone have more sodium than you should eat in an entire DAY.  And then the fat and saturated fat are equal to several days worth.  And appetizers are just the starter, too.

Mohr Results Bottom Line:  Eat out less often.  Make it a once in awhile thing rather than a several times/week thing.  The only way to control what’s in your body is putting what you know to be good in there! 

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3 Responses to Restaurant SHOCKERS!

  1. Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D. April 15, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    How true that is! If you’re in the habit of eating at home and get dragged to one of those places–travelling, or being invited by friends–the food all tastes like somebody poured a pound of salt into it.

  2. Judi April 15, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    When I was in CA all menus had the calorie count on them for each item. I immediately thought better of what I ordered. Seeing that information in front of you made a huge difference.

  3. tj April 21, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    When you read these I wish that restaurants were required to put sodium and approximate fat quantities on their menu. I know there are some that do however they are a minority where we live. I guess big businesses would prefer we didn’t know as cooking with extra flavor but less additives does take good quality ingredients and extra time. The greed factor! I feel sorry for all those trying to make good choices only to find the ‘healthy choice’ has so much fat and sodium in it!

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