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Do you want to know the calorie count of the food on your plate?

L.A. Times 2013/01/17 21:26:31
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IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories.

Each one is likely lip-smackingly delicious. But they’re also far over the doctor-recommended limits of 2,000 calories, 20 grams of saturated fat and 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day.

This week, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, is calling out such intense meals — and the chains that produce them — as promoters of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

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  • sherri 2013/02/08 04:31:25
    Yes
    sherri
    Sure why not, might just have an influence on what we choose to consume.
  • Alacrity 2013/02/06 06:01:04
    Yes
    Alacrity
    It's a very good Idea because I am hungry and not so fat.
  • Theresa2000 2013/01/22 16:35:38
    Yes
    Theresa2000
    +1
    No thanks. I keep a high protein/low carbohydrate diet [80g/day] Once in a while I will treat myself to an indulgent dish...but on a reg. basis, it's raw veggies and lean meats.
  • roxie 2013/01/22 08:06:03
    No
    roxie
    +1
    Can't face it!
  • Masaca 2013/01/22 07:58:45 (edited)
    Yes
    Masaca
    Ever since I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes during the spring of 2012, and suffered a heart attack later in September of the same year I have been trying to watch my calories, sugar and sodium intake. Nowadays I am always looking for the nutritional fact on restaurant menus, and food on products at the market. So far I've been lucky.
  • Chris 2013/01/22 05:08:34
  • Joe 2013/01/21 21:43:41
    No
    Joe
    Don't you hate mean people? ;)
  • Venus Akers 2013/01/21 19:31:09 (edited)
    No
    Venus Akers
    +1
    I don't count calorie, it will never work for me. I eat whatever I want or like but I avoid processed foods and any sugary food. Processed sugar is the number one cause of weight gain and diseases. With the food industry today, especially the fast food industry. it is virtually impossible to live a busy life and eat the way we should. Good thing I found F21 all natural sugar blocker. It allows people to eat mostly what they want as still lose weight and become healthier. It is not the intent to just take it until you get to your ideal weight. The intent is to continue to take it to block the toxic sugar in all foods.
  • polock 2013/01/21 15:59:08
    Yes
    polock
    I need to see the count, cause I eat more than I should.
  • demon Destroyer aka Bash 2013/01/21 06:33:10
    Yes
    demon Destroyer aka Bash
    It's good to know how many calorie you are taking in one meal. You can be suprised
    at what some foods cal count can be.
  • wilhelm... demon D... 2013/01/22 06:12:28
    wilhelm.goateea
    +1
    Agreed, but I also get terrified when I see the calories.
  • Stef and the City 2013/01/21 03:01:00
    Yes
    Stef and the City
    I'm sure there's people out there who would like to know or need to for health reasons if they are trying to lose weight. That pasta dish shown in the photograph looks absolutely revolting.
  • ll 2013/01/21 02:59:18
    No
    ll
    omg if you can eat, find a brewzzis, order a city pasta! its got the best taste of sausage, chicken and shrimp all in one..whoa its good!! pair it with fresh brewed city fest beer..but u might have to pack it up..quality and quantity!
  • xxx 2013/01/21 01:24:06
    Yes
    xxx
    +1
    It's good to know if you're counting and on a strict intake. if you don't want to know don't look I guess.
  • Airhead 2013/01/20 19:16:20
    Yes
    Airhead
    +1
    Even if it's not required it's still an ethical business practice.
  • Michelle 2013/01/20 18:45:42
    Yes
    Michelle
    +1
    Sure. If people care what they put in their bodies, it's good to know. If people don't care because they want to indulge or because they never care, the calorie count won't matter anymore than it matters on the side of a chocolate bar.
  • crzbaby420 2013/01/20 13:46:59
    No
    crzbaby420
    ah no
  • whateverbabynevermind 2013/01/20 11:03:01
    Yes
    whateverbabynevermind
    +1
    But I don't think I've ever had a meal with more than eight hundred calories, tops, and that was when I was visiting the US.
  • Jayachandran Superman 2013/01/20 11:01:59
    Yes
    Jayachandran Superman
    How shall I find it ?
  • Casey 2013/01/20 06:26:42
    No
    Casey
    +1
    I could read the ingredients and preparation off the menu and know good and well that the dish isn't exactly healthy. Honestly we need to stop blaming everyone else for our weight/health problems.
  • kitkat42 2013/01/20 01:16:39
    Yes
    kitkat42
    +1
    Actually, I do want to know.
  • Rhi-ot. 2013/01/20 01:01:24
    Yes
    Rhi-ot.
    +1
    Why would it be a bad idea? People should know exactly what they're putting in their bodies.
    I keep a food diary, so I look for restaurants that have their nutrition info.
    It shouldn't be a secret.
  • taylordoesntdeserve 2013/01/19 23:18:23
    Yes
    taylordoesntdeserve
    +1
    That is absolutely, unbelievably, nauseating.
  • virginiakarsli 2013/01/19 20:04:08
    Yes
    virginiakarsli
    You need to watch what you eat. If anything, too stay healthy.
  • ticlo7 2013/01/19 19:46:38
    Yes
    ticlo7
    It would be useful for products where you can't determine how healthy they are.

    But don't most, if not all food products already have a claorie count on the packaging anyway, as well as the salt, fat, sugar, etc...? Or does the US not have to do that?
  • kat 2013/01/19 19:19:39
    Yes
    kat
    Wish they were forced to list the artificial ingredients too. My kids have dye and msg allergies which made it extremely difficult to eat out w/o them having an allergic reaction.
  • Chuck 2013/01/19 19:03:19
    Yes
    Chuck
    Doesn't mean foods should be regulated though, because all 3 of those sound amazing and I'd be disappointed to find out they had been outlawed before I got the chance to try them.
  • Archer ~ The Limit Break of... 2013/01/19 16:52:34
    Yes
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    +1
    It's called 'an indulgence'. Also, I don't delude myself into thinking I can eat the whole plate in one sitting. I often eat 1/4-1/3 of the higher-calorie entrees, and bag the rest for dinner or lunch some other time.

    let's see... 1/3 of this dish is about 1,040, and 1/4 of it is only 780. The first is an indulgence, the latter my usual dinner calories. And what of athletes, really tall people, or the too-thin who NEED the extra calories? Perfect for them.
  • Jim 2013/01/19 15:20:28
    No
    Jim
    +1
    mmmmm.... artery-clogging goodness.
  • Sunrise.Ashes 2013/01/19 14:20:03
    Yes
    Sunrise.Ashes
    Sadly I am influenced by calorie content on menus and choose meals according to how many calories I've already consumed etc. I wish it wasn't so, but I do get put off high calorie food.
  • Maat56 2013/01/19 11:33:51
    No
    Maat56
    +2
    Don't care about calories...just eat less and healthy
  • rootbeer29 2013/01/19 06:05:52
    Yes
    rootbeer29
    But not mandated by any government,
  • zebsmom 2013/01/19 05:29:40
    Yes
    zebsmom
    I think it's a good thing. I try to make good choices-and the foods I like anyway tend to be on the healthy side anyway. When I sin, I do it on purpose. Anyway, there are a lot of meals out there that look virtuous and most definitely are not. Really sneaky of them. I'd not only like calorie counts, but also grams of sodium.
    LOL. Next to some of the what I call "mall food" chains, fast food is positively virtuous.
  • Nicole 2013/01/19 05:21:13
    Yes
    Nicole
    It's not like you have to eat the whole thing yourself. If it's 3,000 calories and you want it, you could always split it between you and 4 friends. Then it'd be 600 calories for you instead.
  • Georgia50 2013/01/19 02:09:42
    Yes
    Georgia50
    In post-Obama America, with its reduced standard of living engineered by Obama, calories will matter more than nutrition. Few will be able to afford nutritious alternatives. Faced with the prospect of hungry children, parents will do what it takes to get food into the mouths of their children.
  • zbacku 2013/01/19 00:16:58
    No
    zbacku
    +1
    I really do not care. I will eat what I enjoy. And by the way, I have eaten one of those wonderful cheesecakes all by my lonesome. Yum Yum.
  • Jessica 2013/01/19 00:00:29
    Yes
    Jessica
    I would probably be obese if I didn't know what I was eating was so many calories.
  • Veritas 2013/01/18 19:23:11
    Yes
    Veritas
    +2
    They do it in New York City and I have to say that the practice HAS altered my choices at times.
  • ronbo 2013/01/18 19:22:15
    Yes
    ronbo
    +2
    Sometimes seeing what you,re consuming can control overindulgence.
  • Josie 2013/01/18 18:18:29
    Yes
    Josie
    +1
    How can one plate of shrimp pasta have over 3000 calories? Mind boggling.

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