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Nutritional Facts and Fauxs

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    For as much as I love salads . . . they tend to be the some of the worst culprits when eating out! I usually just ask if they can give me a salad that’s comprised of lots and lots of raw veggies, and top it with some protein (grilled chicken, salmon, shrimp . . . ). Then I ask for some balsamic vinegar to drizzle, or the dressing on the side which I dip my fork into, and it’s usually quite tasty!
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..(Protein Pumped) Pumpkin Bread

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree with you. Salads are often the worst option, which is mind-boggling! I like your idea of requesting your own kind of salad to reduce the add-ons.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Awww! What a lovely tribute to Flo by you and your colleagues! And no kidding, the stats for some restaurants are shocking. You THINK it seems like a healthy choice, but then look on line…yikes. And the sodium counts? Through the roof!!! Like you, if possible I look at menus and stats online before I go somewhere. I does help steer me in the right direction for healthier choices. Have a great day Lisa.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh yes! The sodium levels! Wowza. My soup may have been lower in calories than the salads, but the sodium levels were probably off the chart. It was super super salty.

  3. Marc

    I was tricked by my own assumptions. Everyone knows what happens when we assume. At the time I was counting calories and ordered creamy tomato basil soup, instead of the chunky chicken noodle. I thought I was being calorie smart. The restaurant didn’t have a calorie chart available. I got home, looked it up on the computer and just wow! About double the calories and fat. Another calorie learning experience.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s an excellent point, Marc. I’ve been tricked by my own assumptions too. “Oh this is TOTALLY one serving” um, it’s really not. Or “It’s tomato soup, how many calories can there really BE in it?!” Actually, a lot! “Bisque” is a fancy word for “uses lots of heavy cream.” LOL

  4. Deb

    What a nice way to remember Flo! 🙂

    Ramen totally screwed me up. Seriously, one block of ramen is 2 servings? Who the heck eats half a block of ramen?
    Deb recently posted..Monday Day 360

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s been ages since I’ve had ramen. I’ll have to take a second look!

      1. Deb

        I don’t know i the cups are the same way but the squares are. I was eating it for ages before I realized I was only counting half the calories in it.
        Deb recently posted..Tuesday Day 361 to Thursday Day 363

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Man, I understand! I’ve made a similar mistake and I was so bummed out that I’d been off on my counts.

  5. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    I’m glad I don’t count calories 🙂
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