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Old 10-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?



went to Applebees and got a bourbon black and blue burger no bun and house salad without croutons with blue cheese dressing.

Online says burger is....

1670 calories
103 Fat
111 Carbs
9 fiber
72 protein

I can't figure out what the facts would be on the bun to deduct, but really? a bun more than 100 carbs? The PDF nutrition facts says not with sides unless otherwise indicated...this has to be with the fries...


just burger patty, blue chees, bacon, carmelized onion in bourbon, and southwest mayo on bun which the majority of it didnt come off...

what am i missing???
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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They probably dumped sugar into the bourbon, the dressing and the mayo. Places like that can find anywhere to put sugar.
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Lots of 'other' sugars. All that carmelized stuff, probably sugar cured bacon, perhaps there are breadcrumbs in the patties, and more than just plain mayo, the croutons. Plus it is not going to be a small bun. Probably one of those jumbo ones. It all adds up.
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Lots of 'other' sugars. All that carmelized stuff, probably sugar cured bacon, perhaps there are breadcrumbs in the patties, and more than just plain mayo, the croutons. Plus it is not going to be a small bun. Probably one of those jumbo ones. It all adds up.
LOL, AM, we replied at the same time and said almost the exact same thing.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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The big chicken salads are the worst at restaurants -- all the sneaky carbs in the sauces and dressings. Bunless burgers can be fine if they don't smother the patty in sauces, but I'd say the best way to go is to order a bread-free chicken burger or a regular hamburger bunless and a salad with a full-fat dressing on the side. You can always ask what brand of salad dressing they use. Chains rarely make their own.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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I am boycotting applebees. The customer service people couldnt even tell me anything! They don't have a list of the nutrition facts per ingredient....my butt!
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I am boycotting applebees. The customer service people couldnt even tell me anything! They don't have a list of the nutrition facts per ingredient....my butt!
That's frustrating -- I had a similar issue with White Spot.

The good news is that you know now.

I don't know if I have my facts wrong, but I find Red Robin to be fairly LC-friendly. They offer bunless, lettuce-wrapped burgers and side salads with just regular dressing.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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I tend to avoid, as much as possible, those restaurants that don't give the breakdown by ingredients. My favorite local bar/chain used to have the detailed info, switched their site around and got rid of it. I complained, and they said they didn't realize it had gotten so messed up, and were working on fixing it. That was July. Still not done

Anyway, looking at the Applebees info.... Since the rest of the burgers (except the Quesadilla burger, which isn't on a bun) are all in the 50-77 g/carbs range, I would expect the bun to be probably 45-50 g of carbs. So the rest of the burger was 61-66. Yikes.
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When Dr. Lustig's 60 Minutes interview appeared, a SF radio talk show host discussed it the morning after. One of his callers was a restaurant chef (he hinted it was an expensive and well-known restuarant) who said that they put sugar in EVERYTHING to enhance carmelization and flavor. So nothing is sacred.

We don't eat out often enough for me to worry about it, but if you do . . .
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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Wormie, your cats look so much like mine! The one on the left looks like my buddy that passed away in January, and the one on the right looks like the cat we rescued shortly after! How weird.

And eat at Cheesecake Factory if you want a burger. They don't put any fillings in, and all their dressings are made fresh at the restaurants. I've always had good luck with managers being super helpful. Of course, I tell them I'm allergic to pretty much everything. lol
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LOL, AM, we replied at the same time and said almost the exact same thing.
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Also, watch out for omelets. I recently read that most chain restaurants put pancake batter in to make the omelets *fluffier*.

And some places put flour in when they cook taco meat. I'm not sure why they do that, but they do. So taco salads are not necessarily safe bets when dining out.
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Also, watch out for omelets. I recently read that most chain restaurants put pancake batter in to make the omelets *fluffier*.

And some places put flour in when they cook taco meat. I'm not sure why they do that, but they do. So taco salads are not necessarily safe bets when dining out.
Dear God. I think from now on my strategy when going out to eat will be to just eat a stick of butter before I go and have coffee when I get there. Who am I kidding? They are all probably doing something weird to the coffee. A-holes.
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Dear God. I think from now on my strategy when going out to eat will be to just eat a stick of butter before I go and have coffee when I get there. Who am I kidding? They are all probably doing something weird to the coffee. A-holes.
Water spurted out of my mouth just now --- I'm laughing so hard!
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Water spurted out of my mouth just now --- I'm laughing so hard!
Sorry 'bout that. This is just sooooo frustrating! It's like some conspiracy to make us all fat.

I'm going to organize a be-in at my local Chili's. We will play acoustic guitars and sing protest songs. We will march and chant, "The carbs you hide we shant abide!". We will braid each other's hair and frolic in the rain. I will connect spiritually with a very fit man in ketosis. There will be a beautiful feeling of peace and harmony....

Sorry, I missed the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and the feminist movement, so perhaps I'm getting carried away.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:28 AM   #17
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I hate eating out! Restaurants confuse me with all their hidden ingredients.
I feel the same, all I will have is some steak and some veggies or salad. If I eat anything else I consider low carb, I will also see it as a cheat day.
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Pretty scary stuff fast food,Mcdonalds cheese burger (yes the tiny cheese burger) has 37g carbs.

Also pretty funny that the Mcdonalds near me is across the road from a gym
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Sorry 'bout that. This is just sooooo frustrating! It's like some conspiracy to make us all fat.

I'm going to organize a be-in at my local Chili's. We will play acoustic guitars and sing protest songs. We will march and chant, "The carbs you hide we shant abide!". We will braid each other's hair and frolic in the rain. I will connect spiritually with a very fit man in ketosis. There will be a beautiful feeling of peace and harmony....

Sorry, I missed the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and the feminist movement, so perhaps I'm getting carried away.


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Sorry 'bout that. This is just sooooo frustrating! It's like some conspiracy to make us all fat.

I'm going to organize a be-in at my local Chili's. We will play acoustic guitars and sing protest songs. We will march and chant, "The carbs you hide we shant abide!". We will braid each other's hair and frolic in the rain. I will connect spiritually with a very fit man in ketosis. There will be a beautiful feeling of peace and harmony....

Sorry, I missed the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and the feminist movement, so perhaps I'm getting carried away.


This was probably one of the funniest posts I've seen here in a long time. I actually laughed out loud. I like the way you think!
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Dear God. I think from now on my strategy when going out to eat will be to just eat a stick of butter before I go and have coffee when I get there. Who am I kidding? They are all probably doing something weird to the coffee. A-holes.
Wow, you're mad! And rightfully so. Eating out can be a mine field.
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Never mind. I was wrong. I thought there is no way that doesn't include the fries, but it clearly states that it does not.

Seriously, what could be on that burger that could add that many carbs? Was the sauce the onions were in really sweet? Was there a ton of sauce and onions? That is the only thing I can think of that would have some sugar, but I can't even imagine there is that much. And if there is filler in the beef patty, enough to add up to that many carbs?

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went to Applebees
I have a free app called fast food nutrition lite. Applebees' nutrition information is on it, as well as many other chains. I'm not shy at all about pulling it out when we visit chain restaurants.
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Eating out is super hard on low carb. Tonight I was exhausted and needed to feed my kids quick. Went to taco bell and scraped the meat, cheese and lettuce out of a few tacos to make a taco salad. I am sure there were still tons of carbs in the meat and the mild sauce. SIGH.
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Eating out is super hard on low carb. Tonight I was exhausted and needed to feed my kids quick. Went to taco bell and scraped the meat, cheese and lettuce out of a few tacos to make a taco salad. I am sure there were still tons of carbs in the meat and the mild sauce. SIGH.
All fast food joints should make a low carb option....wishful thinking though
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Just a quick f.y.i. If you go to the 99's and ask for their gluten free menu, you will see what few choices you have that are truly low carb.. such as a hamburger and prime rib.

When I go to Applebees I can tell they shoot their meat and other things with sugar because my teeth hurt when I am done eating...
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