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Count Your Calories with Merlin

Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:04 am

Later this month, Merlin run eateries will be within the first wave of restaurants, country wide, taking part in a scheme to show calorie counts on menus.

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7981987.stm" target="_blank]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7981987.stm[/url]

So who will actually be making use of this feature? Will it affect your food choices?
 
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Re: Count Your Calories with Merlin

Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:20 am

To be honest, it won't affect mine at a thme-park. If I'm at Alton Towers, then it's a treat, so I don't really care how many calories there are. :)
 
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:51 am

Same here, when I go to Alton I treat myself with what I eat and don't mind what I'm eating although this would be beneficial to my mum as she is a diabetic and needs to count the calories she eats everyday, at the moment she just guesses the amount of calories shes eating.
 
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:34 am

Me thinks I'll still be having Vegetarian Nachos from the Mexican Cantina. It's probably one of the healthiest options at the park anyway! :wink:
 
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:55 pm

I got a sandwich from the coffee place on tower street and it displayed the calories etc on the front of the pack. I liked that, as it gave me a ruff idea of what I was eating... off topic I know but I saved about £60 this weekend on food and gifts by just showing my annual pass! it has paid for itself already!
 
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Re: Count Your Calories with Merlin

Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:55 pm

Wow, thats actually pretty cool.

However - surely that will put people off some of the more expensive dishes (in theory) and opting for a light snack/salad?
 
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:59 pm

well being there the whole weekend I have to say I found it difficult to find healthy options, also a lot of dishes had salt quite high, I was feeling thirsty all the time and by sunday I was feeling quite ill... They need to change their standards when it comes to this. England/britain is a very health crazed place now, Burger king is nice one day and pasta buffet etc, but apart from sandwiches I couldn't really find anything healthy to eat.
 
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Re: Count Your Calories with Merlin

Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:24 pm

Fantastical Escapism to get you out of the worry of day life. This is a perfect thing for them to do that helps us too forget about what we do in our everday life :?. Ah well, no big deal me thinks.
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Re: Count Your Calories with Merlin

Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:56 pm

I wouldn't care about it, to be honest. I don't check calories when I'm at home, why bother when I'm on a day out? I have common sense, I know full well that a nice salad or grilled chicken is much healthier than a big mac or whatever!
 
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Re: Count Your Calories with Merlin

Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:06 pm

I'm that far gone it wouldn't matter now if I watched the calories or not, so it won't influence me!

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