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20 worst foods in America

Old Apr 13th 2008, 4:03 pm
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Did you smack him?

It actually makes me angry that restaurants serve portions that are so out of control or calorie laden. Yet I know that they probably do so because that's what some customers demand.

Yet there has to be a market for something more reasonable - or offering choices - like the apple vs. crisps at the restaurant I went to the other day. Otherwise you could make a choice you thought wasn't too bad (like the turkey burger they posted - though it did look big) and could be doing yourself a great disservice.

I often go online to restaurant's websites for nutritional info before I go ... or I should say when I was at my skinniest I did that. I've of course porked back up so it's time to get back on task.
No, but if looks could kill!

Portions sizes are HUGE here though aren't they? A friend said to me once, when you're at a restaurant and the food arrives, eat only a third of it and that would equal a normal portion!
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Worst food ?

McDonalds, Taco f**kin bell, Popyes, Maccaroni cheese, Peanut butter, Sloppy joe's, Cheese fries, American bacon, american sausages, Hot dogs, Baloney, ............. I could go on for ever, whoever said English food is bland and tasteless doesn't know what they are talking about

Oh ! and any factory made cakes, cookies etc !
Lol - you've listed nothing but fast food! Of course that's crap.
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No, but if looks could kill!

Portions sizes are HUGE here though aren't they? A friend said to me once, when you're at a restaurant and the food arrives, eat only a third of it and that would equal a normal portion!
Yes, your friend is right! Another good idea is to start your meal always with a salad, and plan on taking a good portion of your dinner home. When I eat at Cheesecake Factory my meal lasts me for an additional 3-4 meals worth of leftovers!!
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Yes, your friend is right! Another good idea is to start your meal always with a salad, and plan on taking a good portion of your dinner home. When I eat at Cheesecake Factory my meal lasts me for an additional 3-4 meals worth of leftovers!!
My mother is visiting us at the moment and she finds it highly amusing when we eat out - seeing all the folks leaving the restaurants with their boxes!
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Worst food ?

McDonalds, Taco f**kin bell, Popyes, Maccaroni cheese, Peanut butter, Sloppy joe's, Cheese fries, American bacon, american sausages, Hot dogs, Baloney, ............. I could go on for ever, whoever said English food is bland and tasteless doesn't know what they are talking about

Oh ! and any factory made cakes, cookies etc !
My son's friends eat nothing but mac 'n' cheese and hot dogs....seems to be the staple diet for 6 year olds around here
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My son's friends eat nothing but mac 'n' cheese and hot dogs....seems to be the staple diet for 6 year olds around here
Hmmm. The mac 'n' cheese and hot dog diet. With lots of running around like a 6 year old... could be good
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My mother is visiting us at the moment and she finds it highly amusing when we eat out - seeing all the folks leaving the restaurants with their boxes!
I have a friend whose father was born in India. He emigrated here before she was born. He would always take leftovers home with him, no matter how little food it might be. She told me as a child she found that embarassing. It wasn't until she went to India with him about 5 years ago, that she saw that someone was always waiting outside the restaurant to accept these small packages of leftovers. She then understood why he had always done as he had.
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I have a friend whose father was born in India. He emigrated here before she was born. He would always take leftovers home with him, no matter how little food it might be. She told me as a child she found that embarassing. It wasn't until she went to India with him about 5 years ago, that she saw that someone was always waiting outside the restaurant to accept these small packages of leftovers. She then understood why he had always done as he had.
Awww bless... that's lovely
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My son's friends eat nothing but mac 'n' cheese and hot dogs....seems to be the staple diet for 6 year olds around here
I found out thats what they were serving up my six year old for school dinners most days no wonder my boy couldn't wait for Mummy to get back so he could again enjoy his packed lunch.
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I found out thats what they were serving up my six year old for school dinners most days no wonder my boy couldn't wait for Mummy to get back so he could again enjoy his packed lunch.
Ah....bless his little cotton socks.
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I love cheese, but so many times I've been caught out by thinking I'm getting cheese, when actually I get served some kind of orange plastic
Velveeta *gag*
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English food is bland and tasteless
When I am told that my reply is
'leave off the salt, sugar and fat laden sauces see how bland american food is'

Or better reply yet is when my (american) says 'have you actually tried english food to know that?
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For the Cheese lovers www.cheeseimporters.com based in Colorado do loverly Gift baskets. I worked for them a while back.
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Hmmm. The mac 'n' cheese and hot dog diet. With lots of running around like a 6 year old... could be good
AKA the "get diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, by the time you're 13" diet!
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I don't get the inclusion of the Pepperidge Farm pot pie; surely you wouldn't eat one on your own. We've had some in the past and always split it and served it with a couple of vegetables on the side.
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