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Praetorianus November 1st, 2014 4:15am

Imagine two companies who offer a frozen dinner. Same price, same dish, very similar ingredients and nutritional value, presumably similar quality, but one has 30% fewer calories than the other. You go for...

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sd123 San Diego
11/03/14 10:21 am

It depends what the calories are. Protein? I'll take em. All fat? No thanks.

Rosebud Ohio
11/03/14 9:36 am

More calories will fill me up better, as well as fuel my body better.

commonsense America isnt racist
11/01/14 8:01 pm

Depends what I'm doing after. I I'm about to be energetic, then more calories. If not, less.

HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
11/01/14 4:43 pm

Anytime they take out calories or fat... They add in chemical garbage to make up for the flavor...
Better off with the Real thing than poison chemicals

jamichl Seattle
11/01/14 2:06 pm

I'm not sure you can actually get same nutrition value with such a caloric difference. % of fat is going to vary greatly.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/01/14 2:01 pm

You didn't stipulate same taste. I'd try the low calorie version, but my bet is I'd switch back to the good one next time.

blossoming new beginnings
11/01/14 1:57 pm

Certainly I take the dinner with fewer calories.

RedHale Texas
11/01/14 12:10 pm

I use calories like crazy, I need as many as I can get.

11/01/14 11:24 am

I go for more Calories for the sake of gaining weight.

jvc1133 61535
11/01/14 10:10 am

I just pick out the dinner, fuck the writing

jrr256 Chicago
11/01/14 9:09 am

In reality, whichever packaging catches my eye first. When picking food, I don't normally look too deeply at calories

Atheist A sheep amidst wolves
10/31/14 10:26 pm

Lower calorie option assuming it doesn't have less healthy ingredients, higher salt, higher sugar, etc..

Maj Worth Economist
10/31/14 10:19 pm

It is very rare to find a leaner substitution that doesn't also have a bunch of BS added so that it can better pretend to be that which it's not. It can be done, but it's difficult.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/31/14 9:18 pm

Totally pragmatic here. I would no more choose lean than less efficient fuel at a gas station. I save money by eating less. Calories are fuel, so biggest bang for the buck IF everything else is equal.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/31/14 9:22 pm

I think it's hilarious how fast food eateries like Burger King and Subway try to point out their items are leaner. Oh sure, like a gas station saying if you get 35 mpg elsewhere, trust us, you'll get 25 for the same low price, mwahaha :)

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
10/31/14 9:16 pm

I need all the calories I can get!

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
11/01/14 4:06 am

lol, im the same way