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What foods are just not worth the # of calories?

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,078 Member Member Posts: 6,078 Member
    Mashed potatoes are not worth it!
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,862 Member Member Posts: 8,862 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Regular/full fat ice cream
    supermarket 'sad' sandwich bread
    sour cream/full fat cream cheese
    mayo (hate it anyways)
    fruit juices
    sodas
    Starbuck-type specialty beverages
    potato chips
    donuts

    Yeah, I always buy neufchatel/low-fat cream cheese. Tastes every bit as good to me, if not better, plus it's softer right out of fridge (in the brick form, not the whipped tubs), so it's easier to spread than the brick version of full-fat cream cheese. The only thing remotely approaching a downside is because it's soft, it's a little more difficult to slice off a precise amount for a recipe using the measuring lines on the foil. But hey, I've got this nifty thing called a food scale sitting on the counter, so not really an issue ...
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 793 Member Member Posts: 793 Member
    Pizza - too many years working as a waitress in a pizzeria. Also, when you see teenage boys making dough with their bare hands one too many times....the novelty wears off
    Ice cream - too many years working as a staff in an ice cream shop. Ironically, I can still probably stomach REAL ice cream once a year or so.
    edited October 2020
  • angelexperimentangelexperiment Member Posts: 1,904 Member Member Posts: 1,904 Member
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,078 Member Member Posts: 6,078 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Pizza - too many years working as a waitress in a pizzeria. Also, when you see teenage boys making dough with their bare hands one too many times....the novelty wears off
    Ice cream - too many years working as a staff in an ice cream shop. Ironically, I can still probably stomach REAL ice cream once a year or so.

    this is how I feel about frozen yogurt bars and all the toppings... overdid it one too many times haha
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 9,969 Member Member Posts: 9,969 Member
    suzij27 wrote: »
    Donuts - sugary fat bombs
    Most restaurant meals.

    I agree with both...typical restaurant chains are definitely not worth it (in my experience), however dining at super high end restaurants can absolutely be worth every bite! Even some little 'hole' in the wall places can also be worth it too.
    edited October 2020
  • domeofstarsdomeofstars Member Posts: 480 Member Member Posts: 480 Member
    Pastries/cakes/donuts/bread that's stale or old. Nuts with no salt- salted nuts are another story. Fries that don't have enough salt or no salt on them. Same for homemade mac and cheese with hardly any salt. I'm a huge salt fan. Fried foods that are cold or lukewarm- they have to be hot. Beverages with sugar in them- I love diet coke.
  • Slacker16Slacker16 Member Posts: 1,167 Member Member Posts: 1,167 Member
    (...) Nuts with no salt- salted nuts are another story. (...) Beverages with sugar in them- I love diet coke.
    I like unsalted walnuts and chestnuts, but other nuts really need a little salt.

    And +1 on non-diet soda. My body doesn't even register that they have calories...
  • ThinisAsin333ThinisAsin333 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    I completely cut out ramen noodles from my life a year ago.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,078 Member Member Posts: 6,078 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    suzij27 wrote: »
    Donuts - sugary fat bombs
    Most restaurant meals.

    I agree with both...typical restaurant chains are definitely not worth it (in my experience), however dining at super high end restaurants can absolutely be worth every bite! Even some little 'hole' in the wall places can also be worth it too.

    Agree on chain restaurants... totally not worth it! Unless there is the nostalgia factor
  • suzij27suzij27 Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    suzij27 wrote: »
    Donuts - sugary fat bombs
    Most restaurant meals.

    I agree with both...typical restaurant chains are definitely not worth it (in my experience), however dining at super high end restaurants can absolutely be worth every bite! Even some little 'hole' in the wall places can also be worth it too.

    It’s sad but I’ve even had inconsistent food quality from non-chain restaurants. Now that I’m counting calories, and in the losing weight phase, going out just isn’t as appealing. The one good thing about the pandemic is I got in the habit of cooking every day and it has really stuck. (We use to dine out 2-3x per week).

    Other items from above that I agree with...
    -Cold fried food is gross.
    -Fried food cooked in old grease. Yuck!
    -Stale baked goods
    -these round cookies you get at the grocery store in the bakery section that are doughy, crumbly white flour with a thick layer of icing. Kids love them, most grown ups don’t.
    - fancy coffee drinks popularized by starbucks
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,078 Member Member Posts: 6,078 Member
    suzij27 wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    suzij27 wrote: »
    Donuts - sugary fat bombs
    Most restaurant meals.

    I agree with both...typical restaurant chains are definitely not worth it (in my experience), however dining at super high end restaurants can absolutely be worth every bite! Even some little 'hole' in the wall places can also be worth it too.

    It’s sad but I’ve even had inconsistent food quality from non-chain restaurants. Now that I’m counting calories, and in the losing weight phase, going out just isn’t as appealing. The one good thing about the pandemic is I got in the habit of cooking every day and it has really stuck. (We use to dine out 2-3x per week).

    Other items from above that I agree with...
    -Cold fried food is gross.
    -Fried food cooked in old grease. Yuck!
    -Stale baked goods
    -these round cookies you get at the grocery store in the bakery section that are doughy, crumbly white flour with a thick layer of icing. Kids love them, most grown ups don’t.
    - fancy coffee drinks popularized by starbucks

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10747290/the-most-polarizing-food-where-do-you-stand#latest

    lol
  • Jacq_quiJacq_qui Member Posts: 340 Member Member Posts: 340 Member
    Ice-cream and lollies
    Cream - in anything, drinks, deserts, etc
    Fish & Chips, most take out food
    Any sort of jelly sweets
    Cookies - unless homemade
    Supermarket sliced bread
    Any type of cake that isn't chocolate!
  • vivo1972vivo1972 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
    The batter on the fish when I buy fish & chips (with mushy peas of course)
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,078 Member Member Posts: 6,078 Member
    ew on the note of fish and chips... tarrter sauce.
  • domeofstarsdomeofstars Member Posts: 480 Member Member Posts: 480 Member
    vivo1972 wrote: »
    The batter on the fish when I buy fish & chips (with mushy peas of course)

    You can ask that the fish is cooked without batter? That's what I used to do before I became vegetarian
  • vivo1972vivo1972 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
    Because chippy fish isn't breaded. It's battered and the fish remains unfried inside, being nice and soft
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