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Eavesdropping on food orders
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:07:19 AM »
This morning, as I was sitting in the local coffee-shop drinking my black coffee, it occurred to me that I really ought to start secretly recording people's food orders. I'm seated next to the counter and a middle-aged lady came in and just ordered a cheese danish, a chocolate scone, and a non-fat latte. Because, you know, clearly the fat in the latte is the unhealthiest part of that order.

She was overweight. Not morbidly so, but I imagine that may be in her future. I think there needs to be a new common sense rule made: if the breakfast item you are eating could, in a different context, also be dessert then it probably should not be eaten for breakfast. Or ever, really.

Sorry for the rant...

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Re: Eavesdropping on food orders
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 10:54:42 AM »
Two beastly desserts and can't even offset that with just a black coffee... had to get the high end, pricey, sugar-filled dessert drink

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Re: Eavesdropping on food orders
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 03:34:01 PM »
This is a great idea!

It reminds me of a guy I say at a restaurant not too long ago.  His friends were giving him a hard time for ordering a salad.  He stated he was trying to cut out junk food and starting to eat smarter because he wanted to get in shape.

His order:

Jumbo sized chicken cesar salad with extra dressing on the side, half a turkey sandwich on wheat and a lipton raspberry ice tea.

Not the worst choice on the menu mind you, however, it goes to show how little people know about what is actually healthy.

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Re: Eavesdropping on food orders
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 05:09:42 AM »
I was actually just talking to someone the other day about this. Idk if this is just because I've worked in a few different food places, but has anyone ever noticed that people are more likely to go all out with sandwiches but not salads? I used to work at a grinder shoppe and people would get enormous grinders with extra meet and cheese and extra extra bacon (don't get me wrong, I love bacon) and extra veggies, but whenever people order a salad, the majority just want it as is. No added meat or veggies (which are actually healthy to add in my opinion).

Weirdest grinder I had to make, bologna grinder, light on the bologna but extra extra butter with no veggies.

 I've always ordered salads with as many extra veggies as I could get with some poultry or meet mixed in. Usually by the time I'm done, there's more raw veggies than lettuce. Idk if I'm weird, but to me, adding all the extra cheese and grease and butter isn't my ideal lunch.

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Re: Eavesdropping on food orders
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 07:08:45 PM »
I always make it a rule that I can eat anything during breakfast since that I would probably burn some of the calorie intake during the day. I would agree on that some people think eating healthy is always eating a salad or having wheat bread. But that those extra dressings and extra meat would sometimes off set the healthy choices you made. I also don't like drinking sodas or those powdered juices (like that lipton raspberry iced tea). I am a strict believer in that the best diet liquid would be water. No extra calories, sugar or anything. Just something to rehydrate your body which is what you really are after.