Marks & Spencers Food To Go...not that healthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxc:
    Ummm neither butter nor margarine. Looks like I'm in the minority when it comes to healthy eating here...
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    Oh really ?

    France has the lowest instance of heart disease in the world, and what do they like to cook with the most ?

    Butter...

    Keep away from refined fast foods, and get back to eating real food again, ie via a balanced diet, with all ( proper ) food groups supported... And you will be healthiest, but it will require you to shift that body around the kitchen and sacrifice 5- 20 minutes a day, cooking/ prepping your own meals, and no that does not mean reheating a frozen microwave dinner. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    And presumably no mayo either.

    So what you really want from a prawn mayo sandwich is two pieces of dry bread with some steamed prawns between them, and that's it? Maybe a piece of lettuce?

    Good luck with that diet. Does it make you feel happy to eat like that when all around are eating stuff that tastes so much better?
    Well M&S in the UK manages to sell an "Eat Well" prawn mayo sandwich with about 350 calories, and 15g of fat, and it tastes pretty decent too. That's still not low fat, but better than 60g of fat and 800 calories.

    But, praise to M&S HK for putting nutritional information on their food, which is way better than what Pret a Manger manages to do.

    And no, I don't get food envy

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    OK - so you eat to live. Those of us who live to eat will enjoy it.


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    well You can always make healthy and cheaper sandwiches.

    Beside that, if you mix salt, pepper, Olive oil & red wine vinegar. It is a simple dressing already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sxc:
    Well M&S in the UK manages to sell an "Eat Well" prawn mayo sandwich with about 350 calories, and 15g of fat, and it tastes pretty decent too. That's still not low fat, but better than 60g of fat and 800 calories.
    Don't count numbers like this, it's no way to enjoy your food. Just make sure you get a varied diet. That's the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artcrimes:
    DeliFrance don't put butter in their sandwich baguettes either)
    'Nuff said. Delifrance mentioned in the same sentence as edible food? Whatever next.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger:
    Don't count numbers like this, it's no way to enjoy your food. Just make sure you get a varied diet. That's the key.
    I disagree. You would not say to somebody "don't worry about the price of that mobile phone" or "don't worry about your salary" would you? Yet they are not the be-all and end-all of phones or salaries either. Knowing the calorie content of food is an important part of having a healthy diet - not the only one - but not something that can be ignored either. Variety, if it's a variety of high calorie foods, is not healthy. Being overweight is NOT healthy. Taking control of what you eat is just as sensible as taking control of your budget.

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    Eating prepackaged take away food surely can't be part of a healthy diet either? 'Sides, all of these sandwich places are high in calories and fat. If you can make it to M&S you can surely make it down the hill to the new salad bar place at worldwide house where you can queue for 20 minutes for a bucket of lettuce leaves, veg and whatever dressing you like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katiedot:
    Eating prepackaged take away food surely can't be part of a healthy diet either? 'Sides, all of these sandwich places are high in calories and fat. If you can make it to M&S you can surely make it down the hill to the new salad bar place at worldwide house where you can queue for 20 minutes for a bucket of lettuce leaves, veg and whatever dressing you like.
    Funny you should mention the salad place. I often get dinner at the one under the escalator. Expensive but big serving and tasty and convenient. But should you choose a bad dressing (eg Caesar) then you are taking a third or more of your daily fat allowance in one go. More proof that healthy looking food isn't necessarily that good for you.

    By the way I do love food but everything in moderation. If I'm going to eat 800 calories in a meal I'm not going to waste it on one sandwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxc:
    But should you choose a bad dressing (eg Caesar) then you are taking a third or more of your daily fat allowance in one go. More proof that healthy looking food isn't necessarily that good for you.
    Surely if you eat 3 meals a day then a third of your "allowance" (as you so quaintly call it) is exactly what you would expect to eat in each meal isn't it? (likewise 800 calories - seems reasonable for lunch unless your lifestyle is totally sedentary).