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To want to know calorie content of hotel xmas meal?

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MaMisled Thu 14-Dec-17 20:48:30

I've emailed and they don't have the information. I'm surprised when the likes of Wetherspoons, McDonald's and KFC do.

I've chosen what I'll eat in advance. I've lost 50lbs in weight and calories matter to me!

Hiphopopotamus Thu 14-Dec-17 20:50:58

Big chains are far more likely to have this info than one off hotels - it actually takes quite a lot to work out and requires the chef to cook identically every time. If they’re stating it then it has to be completely accurate - not just an approximation. Surely you can work out approximate amounts and know roughly what is ok to eat and what isn’t?

Kentnurse2015 Thu 14-Dec-17 20:52:16

Hmmmm. It's Christmas. I'm not sure. If you have chosen already then I guess you have an idea of roughly how calorific the meal will be.

Amazing weight loss though!

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 14-Dec-17 20:52:25

Can't you see that Wetherspoons don't make their own food and the central lab would calculate the calories and tell every pub in the country the same information? For a hotel to do that, it would be so time-consuming. Virtually none of the customers would want to know that anyway, so it would be a waste of time.

Also in a hotel you don't get an identical portion to anyone else, whereas in Wetherspoons as they are pre-made, they can make them all the same size.

WellAlwaysHaveParis Thu 14-Dec-17 20:53:04

Could you maybe adjust what you eat for the rest of the day to make up for the Christmas meal? So that meal could sort of be the 'indulgent' meal for the day, if that makes sense? Just a thought - sorry if that's already crossed your mind! smile

RickGrimesStoleMyHat Thu 14-Dec-17 20:54:12

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arethereanyleftatall Thu 14-Dec-17 20:55:00

The likes of those massive corporations you've detailed will have the staff to do this without affecting pricing etc

ImAMarshmellow Thu 14-Dec-17 20:55:32

If you've lost 50lbs (and we'll done!!!!) you should have a rough idea of what is good and what is bad. Just try and make sensible options so baked Camembert is probably not the best plan grin

FreeNiki Thu 14-Dec-17 20:56:10

There's nothing inherently unhealthy about a Christmas dinner.

Lean turkey. Potatoes. Veg. It's all the extra crap people eat at Christmas.

Having lost 50lbs you will be well aware that one day of exceeding calories makes little difference.

Salvadore Thu 14-Dec-17 20:56:35

YABU it’s just not realistic.
How big are your potatoes? How many slices of turkey? How many ml of fatty gravy? There are too many variables that even if they gave you a number it wouldn’t mean much.
You must make an educated guess at home each day for your own cooking?

cheminotte Thu 14-Dec-17 20:56:47

You are presumably not getting kfc quality. Can't you just have Christmas day 'off' and go back to calorie counting on 🥊 day?

Panicattheschoolgate Thu 14-Dec-17 20:56:54

Congrats but welcome to maintaining its can be estimating a lot.

iamyourequal Thu 14-Dec-17 20:57:49

What meal have you chosen to have OP?

NisekoWhistler Thu 14-Dec-17 20:57:49

Well I truly unreasonable. If you can't make decisions on what to eat after losing 50lbs you are beyond hope.

LouHotel Thu 14-Dec-17 20:59:04

I manage a very large banqueting hotel that has looked after 13,000 party guests this year..have never been asked for the calorie content of Christmas meals.

I could probably get approximates if needed but everything is cooked on site so its not as simple as looking at the bag such as KFC, weatherspoons.. YABU to equate the two.

MrsExpo Thu 14-Dec-17 20:59:17

A few extra calories on one day of the year won't kill you OP. YABU to even ask. If you must know how many calories are in every mouthful, then eat at one of the chains you mention.

AlexanderHamilton Thu 14-Dec-17 20:59:30

It's easier to work out the calorie content on convenience food than freshly cooked food made with fresh ingredients.

rachelracket Thu 14-Dec-17 20:59:30

Don't be dense. Do you know how much work that would involve. Just use your common sense. Just for this one meal if not the rest of your life.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 14-Dec-17 20:59:44

If you've lost 50 lbs you know. At least roughly.

CaptainChristmas Thu 14-Dec-17 21:00:11

Yabu, unless it’s a massive chain like Wetherspoons, KFC etc.

If you buy yourself a ready made lasagna portion, it will all be worked out for you, but if you make your own lasagna; ragu, bechamel, layer pasta, cheese on top etc and then cut into portions, it’s a lot harder to work out the calorie content than it is to just look at the packet.

MaMisled Thu 14-Dec-17 21:00:44

Thankyou for your responses. I'll make educated guesses when I see portion sizes. Yes, I can see it wouldn't be a uniform thing for an independent hotel.

PickAChew Thu 14-Dec-17 21:01:20

Christmas dinner itself can easily come in around 600 - 800 calories if you focus on lean turkey and veg and sensible portions of roast potatoes and trimmings. It's the booze and sugary shite that ramps it up.

MaidOfStars Thu 14-Dec-17 21:02:21

What have you chosen and we’ll all guess?

NoSquirrels Thu 14-Dec-17 21:02:56

If you can't work out the calorie content of what you've chosen off the menu - at least to an approximate without knowing serving sizes - then why do you think the chef could? You probably have more information on calories as you are used to counting - a chef is not a dietician or nutritionist.

It's incredibly time-consuming to work out calorie counts. That's why most cookbooks don't show them.

Ribrabrob Thu 14-Dec-17 21:04:30

How random to compare a meal at a hotel to the likes of KFC, Wetherspoons etc! confused

I agree, just guess approximately and you should be ok.

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