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TOPIC: Panda Express Serving Size?

 
December 20, 2011 1:58 PM
I'm looking at the nutritional info on Panda Express's website trying to figure out how many calories lunch is, and had a question in case anyone knows.

How much is one "serving" on the plate if you get a two item combo? Would it be half the serving size of 5.4 ounces listed on the site or does that small amount actually add up to 5.4 ounces? *scratches head*
December 20, 2011 2:04 PM
I just say enjoy and don't worry about it , not saying go all out every day or anything like that but life is to short tow orry about calories :)
December 20, 2011 2:07 PM
QUOTE:

I just say enjoy and don't worry about it , not saying go all out every day or anything like that but life is to short tow orry about calories :)


Respectfully, I disagree. I don't know the answer to the OP's question, but I encourage you to find out. Losing weight and maintaining is about portion control. You need to know what one serving size is to best equip you with your lifestyle diet.

I would rather guess one serving size at Panda Express is at least half of what you're served. Their portions are large. But I really don't know.

Best of luck.
December 20, 2011 2:09 PM
Well we are here because some of us have to track our calorie intake to be successful at obtaining health. The serving they give you is about 5 oz even on a two item plate. Pandaexpress is very high in calories, as is most all chinese food and even worse in sodium! I would count the serving as per the site at the 5 oz, its not as much as you think. Thinkg aout a cup being the size of your fist balled up and that is 4 oz, they give you that much of everything, so its certainly not half.
  1195055
December 20, 2011 2:10 PM
I would guess the only way to know for sure is to weigh it.
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December 20, 2011 2:32 PM
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Well we are here because some of us have to track our calorie intake to be successful at obtaining health. The serving they give you is about 5 oz even on a two item plate. Pandaexpress is very high in calories, as is most all chinese food and even worse in sodium! I would count the serving as per the site at the 5 oz, its not as much as you think. Thinkg aout a cup being the size of your fist balled up and that is 4 oz, they give you that much of everything, so its certainly not half.


Yikes, that's what I was afraid of! Shouldn't have been so naughty to get Orange Chicken as one of my two items. Looks like I have a date with a treadmill tonight tongue Oh well, I'll know better for next time.
December 20, 2011 2:34 PM
Oh yes, organce chicken is deep fried twice and it is so good!!! LOLohwell
  1195055
December 20, 2011 2:44 PM
QUOTE:

I just say enjoy and don't worry about it , not saying go all out every day or anything like that but life is to short tow orry about calories :)


Well, ordinarily I wouldn't worry enough about it to make a topic, but I recently switched over from a 1 lb to .5 lb/week loss, so a difference of 200-odd calories a day can mean the difference between losing or not losing. Plus, I also agree with the others who have mentioned that it's important to know your serving/portion sizes!

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Oh yes, organce chicken is deep fried twice and it is so good!!! LOL


Curses on deep fried food for tasting good! Ugh. The worst part is I'm already fantasizing about all the fried seafood I want to eat when I get back down to New Orleans tongue

Anyway, thanks everyone for the help.
Edited by lc504 On December 20, 2011 2:45 PM
August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
I looked up on the site it says a large ala carte box is three servingsfrom everything I can see don't go to Panda Express unless you're willing to spend a thousand calories in one sitting. figure on most if not all Chinese food being about the sameif you have to have it I would recommend you perhaps spend an extra hour on the treadmillor eat very carefully for breakfast and lunch.no to be honest if I'm going to have my special diet busting mealI would go out to a nice sit down Chinese restaurant and not waste my time with Panda Express.
August 15, 2013 4:26 PM
you need to take it home one time and weigh it ..you will be surprised...this is how I found out most chicken breast are actually cut for two servings..i was so flippin mad lol
  136054
August 15, 2013 4:31 PM
I always weigh it. I've even brought my scale and weighed it at the table! Enter your results and you'll know exactly how many calories.
August 15, 2013 4:39 PM
One of the things I checked when I started watching my calories (again) was the Panda Express counts because I love it so much. And yes, it is very, very calorie heavy.

I eat it less frequently now!

When I DO have it, I know I'm loading up on the calories, BUT, I only eat about half the two item combo, which is plenty of food, and then I have more for the next day! If you get take out like I do, serve yourself half onto a plate and put the rest away. That way you won't be tempted to go back for seconds!
August 15, 2013 4:41 PM
Replied to a two year old comment. deleted.
Edited by bluefish49 On August 15, 2013 4:52 PM
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August 15, 2013 4:46 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I just say enjoy and don't worry about it , not saying go all out every day or anything like that but life is to short tow orry about calories :)


HUH? Speak for yourself.

175 pounds (as of this writing) ago my life would have been a lot shorter if I didn't start thinking about the calories. I don't worry about them, but I do control them. My short life is going to be a lot longer as a result !

And... I occasionally eat at Panda Express, look at the calories on MFP before I go to to see what the lower calorie choices are. I don't eat the rice, and factor in the calories to be at/under goal for that day.


Is the rice poisoned?
August 15, 2013 4:49 PM
The 5.4 ounces is one serving...ie one "spoodle" = one entree serving...whether it's a single entree, the entree portion of the bowl, or of the 2 entree plate. Broccoli beef is the way to go if you're counting calories!
Edited by allivall1 On August 15, 2013 4:51 PM
August 15, 2013 5:05 PM
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Is the rice poisoned?


No, but look at the calories. I just eat the 2 entrees.
  27650058
August 15, 2013 5:54 PM
You can actually just build your plate on the website and it gives you the exact nutrition.
April 12, 2014 1:35 PM
One large entree side is 26 oz by volume (just measured it) and it also says "26" on the bottom of the box.
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