From BFDiva Jez comes this article, an expose of the Weight Watchers menu at Applebee’s. According to an independent lab, the nutritional info apparently does not always fall within or even come close to the advertised numbers on the menu, and lawsuits have ensued:
[L]ast year Scripps News hired a food lab to test the calorie count of foods from Applebee’s, Chili’s, Taco Bell and others. It found that some dishes contained up to double the calories and eight times the fat claimed on the menu. Shortly thereafter, law firms from around the country began filing suits against Applebee’s…and Weight Watchers.
I believe we’ve talked about the concept of “informed consent” when it comes to dining out. No matter what your dietary goals, attitudes, restrictions, or preferences are, you deserve not to be lied to. But I was even more interested in this paragraph, a nicely gratuitous bit of fat-bashing they just had to throw in there:
No doubt, the 200 extra calories caused [fat people] more emotional anguish than the boxes of Twinkies, bags of Kettle-style chips, or pony kegs of Miller Light they devoured on their climb up the scale.
Yes, thanks for that. I love when people bash those who are trying to lose weight in the first place. It proves that even if you are a “good” fat person, filled with the desire to lose weight, you still deserve scorn and hate aimed at you in the guise of “humor.” All fat bashing is indefensible, of course, but this kind is not only indefensible, it’s illogical.
Posted by mo pie