At what number of calories will you just absolutly not order a food item?

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At what number of calories will you just absolutly not order a food item?

Bignuf Bignuf
We went with friends to a "steak house" and they ordered a "fried blooming onion" "appetizer". I believe with sauce that is over 2000 calories! Um, sorry. No way was I even interested in tasting some.

What "number of calories" makes you say "no thanks, I'll pass"? (or does it really not matter, you just want to "enjoy" what you want)?
10/11/2013
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Rossie Rossie
I don't count calories -- I eat well-balanced meals. I won't hesitate to eat some of that delicious "fried blooming onion" even if it's over 2000 calories; it's not like I'm eating one every day, and I'll be sharing it with everyone else at my table.
10/11/2013
C&K0143 C&K0143
Counting calories is pointless if you are still eating out and still very irrelevant even if preparing your own meals. - K
10/11/2013
CinnamonNights CinnamonNights
*just eats whatever she wants within reason* I never count calories, faaar too much math for my liking. I'm not actually plump but I'm eating healthier anyway just because, and I'm actually losing weight without all the pain of strict dieting. Besides like Rossie indicates it's okay to eat something high in calories if you aren't going to have it very often. Gotta "burn more than you eat" as they say.
10/11/2013
guppiefish guppiefish
I dunno how I feel about the blooming onion thing... it doesn't sound that good. But if my favorite food in the world was a crazy number of calories, I'd still eat a bite. Life's no fun without good food. And most restaurants (even nice ones) are quite liberal with the butter, so you've probably had something of an equal caloric value already.
10/11/2013
Voir Voir
To be honest, I pay more attention to what is in the food rather than the calories; because the form the calories take - just like sugars - determines the body's ability to process them... so I've heard. And I have trouble keeping on weight - and I eat literally all the damn time Q,Q so I don't really... pay attention to calories.
10/13/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
I don't watch calories too closely, I know what I can eat and how to eat it in moderation. I love the blooming onion but I don't eat the sauce and only eat 5-6 petals off of it. Now if someone was sitting down eating the whole thing by themselves everyday I would consider that a problem. But enjoying one when out with friends I wouldn't worry about.
10/13/2013
Billie Bones Billie Bones
The blooming onion is delicious!
10/14/2013
Bubba29 Bubba29
I don't pay attention to calories and am trying to gain weight. I guess there would be no limit for me.
10/14/2013
edeneve edeneve
I don't count calories. I pretty much eat what I want in moderation most of the time. but I do have those times when it's emotional feeding time w/ as much comfort food as I want.
10/14/2013
Bubba29 Bubba29
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We went with friends to a "steak house" and they ordered a "fried blooming onion" "appetizer". I believe with sauce that is over 2000 calories! Um, sorry. No way was I even interested in tasting some.

What ...
why would you not just taste it?
10/15/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
If i'm going out I'm not counting calories. I go to the gym and eat healthy otherwise. I don't care if i eat a lot out.
10/15/2013
J&Hlover J&Hlover
I have a weakness for that blooming onion!(No pun intended)
I don't count calories and see no point in doing it, I just watch what I eat and how much I eat of it. I am not going to let the amount of calories stop me from eating something, except in the case of where the calories and chlosteral is written all over the food when it's set in front of someone. You know those meals that just scream heart attack if I eat it, a few bites of a blooming onion doesn't do that to me. Most of the "challenge" food at Texas truck stops on the other hand do and they scream it a million times over. I just eat what I want at a restaurant, but I do watch the prices though because some restaurant food is just ridiculous!
11/01/2013
bellaapple23 bellaapple23
Well, with the bloomin onion it's an appetizer and it's meant to be shared. So, you're not eating all 2000 calories by yourself. I think for something to be healthy it should be 500/600 calories per meal for 3/4 meals a day. For a woman wanting to maintain her current weight anyway.
11/15/2013
HostileUmbrella HostileUmbrella
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We went with friends to a "steak house" and they ordered a "fried blooming onion" "appetizer". I believe with sauce that is over 2000 calories! Um, sorry. No way was I even interested in tasting some.

What ...
If I think I'll enjoy it, I'm less strict about calories, but if it doesn't LOOK or SMELL appetizing, I can pass it up
11/16/2013
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