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'Would a 1,600 calorie salad put you off?' blog discussion
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Was it a nice salad Martin?
I think nutritional information is an empowering thing and should be adopted over here.
They said it was because people often like to "share" their single portion sized tubs of pasta salad, therefore that information would be helpful to those who were just going to try a bite. I haven't bought a salad from them since.
Anyone who is concerned with what they eat is most likely going to abe an adult, capable of making decisions. If you see that a food item is 1500 calories and you decide to order it, that's your choice. But you should never feel bad about doing so.
If you feel bad about it, dont order it, it's pretty simple.
Like those people that say "oh i cant eat chips" then pick half of yours off your plate! Get some self control people!
I'm all for putting calories on a menu. If you have some kind of emotional connection between the number of calories you take in and whether or not to order something, you need to look at yourself more than the menu!
Over the long term surely it would encourage restaurants to create more new healthy and tasty dishes for the menu - even better for consumers.
:eek: a 1,600 meal would put me off!!!
As an example, say the chef is making celery soup and the veg are more strongly flavoured than they were last time, so he wants to add a bit of extra salt to balance out the flavour. He used to just add a bit at a time until the flavour was right, but in future will he have to weight the salt out precisely, little by little, keeping a note of how much he's put in so far, then get all the menus back in from the dining room, throw them away and replace them with ones which show the new sodium levels?