chipotle is actually rather unhealthy

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    Feb 18, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    -average meal is >1000 calories
    -the tortilla alone is 300 calories

    a NYT inspired article, reference:
    http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/chipotle-is-really-unhealthy-and-1686384876/+katedries

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    Feb 18, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
    Isn't that chain owned by McDonalds, or one of the big burger chains?
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    Feb 18, 2015 7:03 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidIsn't that chain owned by McDonalds, or one of the big burger chains?


    up until 2006 when it divested itself of Chipotle
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 18, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    I ate this at least 3x a week while in law school. It was quick, filling, delicious, and relatively cheap (less than $10 for a burrito, chips and a drink).

    I was young then. I don't think I could do that now. My body's metabolism is still exceptional, but it IS slowing down. In reality, eating 1 Chipotle burrito is the equivalent of eating 3 regular portion size meals.

    Let the young kids have it in their teens and 20s, but Chipotle--for other reasons too--should not be a regular part of any person's diet over the age of 30 or so. Once a month or so? Sure, raise hell. But if you eat Chipotle a few times a week your entire life, you will clog your arteries and not make 60.
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    Feb 19, 2015 1:20 AM GMT
    Get a burrito bowl and then it's 700 calories. Problem solved. And not all calories are created equal. Depends on what else comes with them (in terms of water and fiber content and how many are from refined carbs.) If you get a burrito bowl with no chips it's a pretty healthy meal.
    "Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants." Is a good rule of thumb.
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    Feb 19, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    I eat there about once a week on the way home from the gym. I order quadruple beans ..... after workout protein and suddenly I'm getting 2 to 3 MPG better gas mileage. What on earth is the 'wind' at my back?
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    Feb 19, 2015 2:32 AM GMT
    They show the calorie range very clearly on the menu in the stores. icon_smile.gif

    I usually get the bowls. The tortilla is just empty calories. Plus, they usually pile on the ingredients when you opt for the bowl, and you get more value for the money.

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    Feb 19, 2015 7:34 AM GMT
    just because it is high in calories doesn't mean it can't be healthy. Idk if it truly is healthy or not but you could have 1000 calories worth of vegetables. There healthy but its still 1000 calories. If you follow flexible dieting which is the easiest way to diet either for gaining or losing weight you could easily fit a bowl or burrito into your day.
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    Feb 19, 2015 4:13 PM GMT
    yes skip the burrito thingy; it looks kinda grey color and made with hydrogenated oils (trans fat). Also order vegan as the square cubits of protein is the preferred diet of the homeless.
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    Feb 19, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Depends on what you get. Buy the bowl (brown rice, pinto beans, chicken, salsa, cheese & lettuce) and you're looking at about 570 calories with lots of protein and fiber. Not bad.
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    Feb 19, 2015 11:25 PM GMT
    Chicken bowl, not counting shredded lettuce. It's obvious what makes it so flavorful - the salt. You're welcome:

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    Feb 20, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    pellaz said-average meal is >1000 calories
    -the tortilla alone is 300 calories

    a NYT inspired article, reference:
    http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/chipotle-is-really-unhealthy-and-1686384876/+katedries

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    I get annoyed when non-fitness people write about "healthy" or "unhealthy" something is, based on calorie count.

    Different people have different caloric requirements, and not all calories are the same. Fast-digesting carbs, slow-digesting carbs, protein, dietary fat, fiber, etc, these are all "calories", but they're not equal. Please stop calorie-counting and stop listening to weight-watchers if you want your man card back.

    Look, ALL fast food is unhealthy, and as eager pointed out, the salt is a major problem for all of them. Or, as pellaz pointed out, trans fats (industrial fats used in many restaurants and food-processing factories).

    That said, if I'm out for a while, and I have no food with me, Chipotle is one of the few fast-food places I'll consider. Eating SOMETHING is better than starving yourself, if you want a good physique. You can control WHAT goes into your meal. Don't look at the fucking calories, look at WHAT goes into your meal. Don't get the carbolicious burrito. I order the bowl, with NO rice. I get black beans, and ask for double meat (which comes with an extra charge). I get tons of -gasp- CALORIES, but because I lift, I get the protein and the slow-digesting carbs (from the beans) that I need. If the "calories" alone are a problem, then just fucking eat half of it, and save the rest for later or throw it away.

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    Feb 20, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    Great post right above me here, and I agree with what you're saying. This is a good place to eat - and I don't say that about other chains. Consistent, clean, good food, and an intelligent, pleasant clientele for the most part - at every location. I really like this chain.
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    Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    pellaz said-average meal is >1000 calories
    -the tortilla alone is 300 calories

    a NYT inspired article, reference:
    http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/chipotle-is-really-unhealthy-and-1686384876/+katedries

    hop1leuphxxwyuowhzcf.jpg


    I get annoyed when non-fitness people write about "healthy" or "unhealthy" something is, based on calorie count.

    Different people have different caloric requirements, and not all calories are the same. Fast-digesting carbs, slow-digesting carbs, protein, dietary fat, fiber, etc, these are all "calories", but they're not equal. Please stop calorie-counting and stop listening to weight-watchers if you want your man card back.

    Look, ALL fast food is unhealthy, and as eager pointed out, the salt is a major problem for all of them. Or, as pellaz pointed out, trans fats (industrial fats used in many restaurants and food-processing factories).

    That said, if I'm out for a while, and I have no food with me, Chipotle is one of the few fast-food places I'll consider. Eating SOMETHING is better than starving yourself, if you want a good physique. You can control WHAT goes into your meal. Don't look at the fucking calories, look at WHAT goes into your meal. Don't get the carbolicious burrito. I order the bowl, with NO rice. I get black beans, and ask for double meat (which comes with an extra charge). I get tons of -gasp- CALORIES, but because I lift, I get the protein and the slow-digesting carbs (from the beans) that I need. If the "calories" alone are a problem, then just fucking eat half of it, and save the rest for later or throw it away.




    No offense, my friend, but your body fat appears to be off the charts.

    You're being taken for a ride. That's cool, but don't try to take others down with you.

    Chipotle is shit. It isn't good for you regardless of what you order. Shit, you could order a water from Chipotle, and it wouldn't be healthy.

    BTW, I like chubby guys, so keep on eatin' Chipotle and hit me up if you wanna' hang.
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    Feb 20, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    pellaz saidchipotle is actually rather unhealthy
    Congrats! You just won the "Duh Moment Of The Year" award. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 20, 2015 1:24 AM GMT
    Well, all calories are 4,184 Joules, which is a unit of measure.

    There are metabolic differences for different foods, such as the thermic effect. For example, proteins take approx. 25% away from the gross total, for a net of 75% of the protein calories since your body has to "work" to process that calorie.

    I'm not a fitness expert, but here's a link to get the ball rolling if anyone is interested. Personally, I follow the (1) balance (fruits, vegs, meat, occasional cheats) and (2) portion control.

    http://authoritynutrition.com/6-reasons-why-a-calorie-is-not-a-calorie/
  • jjguy05

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    Feb 20, 2015 4:35 AM GMT
    credo said


    No offense, my friend, but your body fat appears to be off the charts.



    My bodyfat fluctuates, and it spikes at times when I prioritize muscle growth over getting leaner, something you clearly know nothing about, judging by your very low muscle mass. I know what I need to do to take down bodyfat; it can be done in just 3 months. Most my RJ pics were taken when my bodyfat is high (generally wintertime).

    Thanks for attempting to enlighten me. Next time, try critiquing the individual points I bring up, if you want your disagreement to carry any weight.

    credo said
    Chipotle is shit. It isn't good for you regardless of what you order. Shit, you could order a water from Chipotle, and it wouldn't be healthy.


    Clearly you can't read. I said all fast food is bad, but if you have to choose, Chipotle is one of the least evils. I rarely eat out.

    credo said

    BTW, I like chubby guys, so keep on eatin' Chipotle and hit me up if you wanna' hang.


    I don't like skinny guys that prioritize a lean set of abs, but no muscle mass to go with it; no traps, no lats, no nothing...just a walking six-pack with toothpick limbs attached to it. Don't hit me up.
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    Feb 20, 2015 5:20 AM GMT
    There seems to be no end to the low-fat myth. Though it has been shown to
    have been a fraud since day one. Prior to the low fat -calorie restricted diet only 15% of Americans were obese.
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    Feb 20, 2015 11:55 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    credo said


    No offense, my friend, but your body fat appears to be off the charts.



    My bodyfat fluctuates, and it spikes at times when I prioritize muscle growth over getting leaner, something you clearly know nothing about, judging by your very low muscle mass. I know what I need to do to take down bodyfat; it can be done in just 3 months. Most my RJ pics were taken when my bodyfat is high (generally wintertime).

    Thanks for attempting to enlighten me. Next time, try critiquing the individual points I bring up, if you want your disagreement to carry any weight.

    credo said
    Chipotle is shit. It isn't good for you regardless of what you order. Shit, you could order a water from Chipotle, and it wouldn't be healthy.


    Clearly you can't read. I said all fast food is bad, but if you have to choose, Chipotle is one of the least evils. I rarely eat out.

    credo said

    BTW, I like chubby guys, so keep on eatin' Chipotle and hit me up if you wanna' hang.


    I don't like skinny guys that prioritize a lean set of abs, but no muscle mass to go with it; no traps, no lats, no nothing...just a walking six-pack with toothpick limbs attached to it. Don't hit me up.


    Yeah, I know, my body sucks. All that time I've focused on my abs has taken away from everything else.

    I should be ashamed ... probably time I adopt your diet and workout routine since it's obviously paying off in spades for you.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 20, 2015 8:32 PM GMT
    This makes no sense. CREDO's body is muscle, fit, not fat, and otherwise awesome. He's not "skinny." I've viewed the multiple pics he's posted.

    JJGUY05's body is.......not like CREDO's body.

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    Feb 20, 2015 9:43 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidGet a burrito bowl and then it's 700 calories. Problem solved. And not all calories are created equal. Depends on what else comes with them (in terms of water and fiber content and how many are from refined carbs.) If you get a burrito bowl with no chips it's a pretty healthy meal.
    "Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants." Is a good rule of thumb.


    I feel like this is a tad misleading. A calorie is a calorie however you can optimize your intake to minimize fat, maximize protein, etc by avoiding "empty calories" (food that doesn't provide substantial calorie to micro/macro nutrient ratio, according to your diet goals).

    You could be eating your burrito-desiring heart out, tortilla included, as long as you are eating at a maintenance/deficit if you so desire to keep your waist line the same or shave a few inches off it. I've successfully lost weight by ballparking my deficit intake and still enjoying all the foods I want to eat.

  • toastvenom

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    Feb 20, 2015 10:14 PM GMT
    calorie counting? shut up and eat ur burritos, LADIES
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    Feb 20, 2015 11:05 PM GMT
    burrito bowl, no cheese, no sour cream, no white rice, you'll be fine (though sodium levels may still be high). Feel free to splurge on the guacamole tho; they charge a fortune for it but it's the best fast-food guac ever!
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 20, 2015 11:18 PM GMT
    Truthfully, I tend to eat well now, but from age 18 through 28ish, when I was in college, law school and on my own (but before I matured lol) I could eat anything and not gain a pound, increase my cholesterol or in any way injure my body.

    A large part of weight "control," muscle/physique "building," etc. is genetic. So it's not us controlling our weight or building muscle so much as it is our genetics taking over. I could eat 20K calories a day and my body wouldn't break 142 lbs. It'd just increase my metabolism and fail to digest (i.e., it'd push the food through my system without absorbing it, so increased poops).

    I personally don't overanalyze it. My family tends to live to 90+ on my white side, and the black side lives into their 80s. A death in 70s is considered "young" to us. We're not saint either. Drinking, smoking (black side particularly), poor diets, lack of exercise. But there are very few overweight or unhealthy people in my family. It's just genetics.

    I know a neighbor who would eat LESS than me, and was twice or three times my body weight. It really wasn't his fault. His parents were big too. He was a big baby too. He was always big. Genetics are just predominant in so much of this, we need to relax a bit, try to do our best, but let nature take its course. I'll be damned if I ever calorie count.
  • waccamatt

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    Feb 21, 2015 1:35 AM GMT
    I always get a salad there; lettuce, black beans, pinto beans, chicken, guacamole, hot sauce and corn. It's quite a balanced meal and high in protein and fiber.