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4 out of 5 Doctors Can’t Estimate Calories!

I can’t believe 4/5 doctors can’t estimate calories. In California restaurants put calories on the menu or in a booklet on the table. It’s a new law. It’s MA week so we took our Medical Assistants to Chili’s for lunch. Two doctors commented that another doc ordered a healthy lunch. It was a combo with 2 mini cheeseburgers and a salad. They estimated the calories at 500. Are you kidding me? You got mayo , cheese,buns,ground beef and salad dressing. I polled two other Doc’s and they thought it was lower in calories than their quesadilla. Wrong! It came out to 925 calories. I think calories on menu’s are a good thing. You see it is hard to estimate calories and portion size. When people tell me they eat healthy. I always ask them to actually do a three day diet history. It will surprise you! It surprises me. Next time we will check the calories before ordering.

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