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June 6, 2012 1:08 PM
I am trying to find out the nutritional information for the bread on the Low Carb menu at Cracker Barrel. The Double Meat Breakfast consists of 2 pieces of bacon, 2 sausage, 3 eggs, tomatoes and 2 pieces of supposedly reduced carb whole wheat toast. It said the meal was 3 net carbs and 5 net carbs for toast. I can't find any bread that has that low of carbs.

Contacted the company and they said they would get back to me. We'll see.

If anyone has any of this info please let me know. Probably really need the bread and smoked sausage patty. The rest I could guess-timate. I did an internet search and couldn't find anything. I makes me suspicious when big restaurant chains won't post nutritional info. makes me think they have something to hide since even McDonald's provides it.

Maybe I should limit my carbs the rest of the day in case I just blew my limit to hell.
  16498972
June 6, 2012 1:11 PM
I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue
June 6, 2012 1:11 PM
If you're this concerned about it, I'd just stay away from them for the rest of the day for peace of mind, but it probably isn't that bad.
  9834707
June 6, 2012 1:12 PM
cracker barrel does not have there nutrition information listed on their website or in the restaurant. when i ordered the low carb breakfast i did not order the bread. i asked for sliced tomatoes instead.
  18620933
June 6, 2012 1:12 PM
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I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue


Guess you didn't hear that as long as you eat low carbs you can eat as much protein and fats as you want.
June 6, 2012 1:15 PM
Sounds like an awful lot of work to figure out if something is okay to fit into your calories when there's a million better options out there. Besides, isn't "cracker barrel" and "low carb" in the same phrase a little more than a bit oxymoronic?

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June 6, 2012 1:16 PM
I think Healthy Life Original Whole Wheat/ Whole grain bread has 5 grams net carbs. That's the only one that I know of. I don't know if that's the one they use.
  7876864
June 6, 2012 1:17 PM
Dont eat it...it's not low carb! I used to work there (at 3 diffrent ones actually) and its just plain old wheat bread, nothing low carb about it....and-have them make your eggs without OIL--its disgusting :) hope that helps
June 6, 2012 1:19 PM
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I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue


Guess you didn't hear that as long as you eat low carbs you can eat as much protein and fats as you want.


FALSE. If you eat nearly zero carbs on Atkins, you can have more FLEXIBILITY on protein/fats. It is absolutely NOT TRUE that "low carb" eating allows for free protein/fats. That is a dangerous myth.

Basically, if you're going to go informally low carb, then watch the calories like normal. If you're going Atkins, then do the research and follow the rules. You are changing your metabolism, so if you eat more than the marginal amount of carbs allowed in the first several weeks, you'll put yourself right back at the start.
Edited by DarinGettingHawtin2013 On June 6, 2012 1:20 PM
  14057453
June 6, 2012 1:21 PM
that's a lot of damn food for just breakfast...regardless of what they get back to you with, I wouldn't trust it, Cracker Barrel isn't known for "health food"
June 6, 2012 1:21 PM
well I wouldnt worry if it was still whole wheat toast...at least then it's healthy carbs that includes fiber.
June 6, 2012 1:21 PM
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makes me suspicious when big restaurant chains won't post nutritional info. makes me think they have something to hide since even McDonald's provides it.




i don't know why cracker barrel doesn't provide it, but chains like mc donald's only started posting nutrition info when nyc said that any chain w/ more than 10(?) locations had to provide nutrition information if they wanted to do business within nyc. obviously, for mc d's, wendy's, burger king, etc..., they would lose A LOT of business if they didn't comply. there is no cracker barrel (by my search, anyway) within nyc.
Edited by jennkain97 On June 6, 2012 1:25 PM
  20194529
June 6, 2012 1:22 PM
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I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue


Guess you didn't hear that as long as you eat low carbs you can eat as much protein and fats as you want.


FALSE. If you eat nearly zero carbs on Atkins, you can have more FLEXIBILITY on protein/fats. It is absolutely NOT TRUE that "low carb" eating allows for free protein/fats. That is a dangerous myth.

Basically, if you're going to go informally low carb, then watch the calories like normal. If you're going Atkins, then do the research and follow the rules. You are changing your metabolism, so if you eat more than the marginal amount of carbs allowed in the first several weeks, you'll put yourself right back at the start.


You calling Gary Taubes a liar?

"If you restrict only carbohydra­tes, you can always eat more protein and fat if you feel the urge, since they have no effect on fat accumulati­on"

Location 2519 Kindle edition of Why We Get Fat

"But protein and fat don't make us fat-only the carbohydra­tes do-so there is no reason to curtail them in any way"

Location 3064 Kindle edition Why We Get Fat
June 6, 2012 1:28 PM
I'm glad to see that the Atkins "haters" haven't jumped in here. Yet ;) I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just watch your carbs the rest of the day. I don't get crazy if I go over on my cals as long as I'm under on my carbs. I order from that menu too, but never order the toast, as you never know what kind it is. Just next time skip it. Lesson learned smile
June 6, 2012 1:34 PM
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QUOTE:

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I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue


Guess you didn't hear that as long as you eat low carbs you can eat as much protein and fats as you want.


FALSE. If you eat nearly zero carbs on Atkins, you can have more FLEXIBILITY on protein/fats. It is absolutely NOT TRUE that "low carb" eating allows for free protein/fats. That is a dangerous myth.

Basically, if you're going to go informally low carb, then watch the calories like normal. If you're going Atkins, then do the research and follow the rules. You are changing your metabolism, so if you eat more than the marginal amount of carbs allowed in the first several weeks, you'll put yourself right back at the start.


You calling Gary Taubes a liar?

"If you restrict only carbohydra­tes, you can always eat more protein and fat if you feel the urge, since they have no effect on fat accumulati­on"

Location 2519 Kindle edition of Why We Get Fat

"But protein and fat don't make us fat-only the carbohydra­tes do-so there is no reason to curtail them in any way"

Location 3064 Kindle edition Why We Get Fat


Nope. Not calling anyone a liar; that's ridiculous. But I'd prefer you reference this rather than Taubes. http://content.karger.com/produktedb/produkte.asp?DOI=000331994&typ=pdf
Edited by DarinGettingHawtin2013 On June 6, 2012 1:35 PM
  14057453
June 6, 2012 1:36 PM
Cracker Barrel doesn't post nutritional info. My theory is that they feel ignorance is bliss. Even when I was eating bad, if I would have known a meal was 2500 calories, I wouldn't have eaten it.
  23263335
June 6, 2012 1:37 PM
Breakfast is my biggest meal of the day so I have all day to work off the calories. I just love Cracker Barrel bacon and sausage and it would be nice to have bread more often if it's true.
  16498972
June 6, 2012 1:37 PM
lol lowcarbs@restaurant that has "cracker" in the name

Low-carb menu items include "throw half of your meal away"
Edited by secretlobster On June 6, 2012 1:40 PM
June 6, 2012 1:39 PM
The subject of Cracker Barrel came up today at work.
Besides the fact CB is not known for health food, I also think their food is terrible.
I grew up in the south and I love vegetables cooked with fat back or butts meat; I love bisuits made with Crisco shortening; I love fried chicken. I do not love canned vegetables that are over cooked. I do not love Cracker Barrel. I'm all for eating some unhealthy food now and then; but not from Cracker Barrel.
  8426315
June 6, 2012 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

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I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue


Guess you didn't hear that as long as you eat low carbs you can eat as much protein and fats as you want.


FALSE. If you eat nearly zero carbs on Atkins, you can have more FLEXIBILITY on protein/fats. It is absolutely NOT TRUE that "low carb" eating allows for free protein/fats. That is a dangerous myth.

Basically, if you're going to go informally low carb, then watch the calories like normal. If you're going Atkins, then do the research and follow the rules. You are changing your metabolism, so if you eat more than the marginal amount of carbs allowed in the first several weeks, you'll put yourself right back at the start.


You calling Gary Taubes a liar?

"If you restrict only carbohydra­tes, you can always eat more protein and fat if you feel the urge, since they have no effect on fat accumulati­on"

Location 2519 Kindle edition of Why We Get Fat

"But protein and fat don't make us fat-only the carbohydra­tes do-so there is no reason to curtail them in any way"

Location 3064 Kindle edition Why We Get Fat


Nope. Not calling anyone a liar; that's ridiculous. But I'd prefer you reference this rather than Taubes. http://content.karger.com/produktedb/produkte.asp?DOI=000331994&typ=pdf


Get outta here with your "science", Why We Get Fat has more references then your paper, so it must be more correct
June 6, 2012 1:41 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I hate to say it, but that meal would blow my entire day. I would eat veggies the rest of the day... tongue


Guess you didn't hear that as long as you eat low carbs you can eat as much protein and fats as you want.


FALSE. If you eat nearly zero carbs on Atkins, you can have more FLEXIBILITY on protein/fats. It is absolutely NOT TRUE that "low carb" eating allows for free protein/fats. That is a dangerous myth.

Basically, if you're going to go informally low carb, then watch the calories like normal. If you're going Atkins, then do the research and follow the rules. You are changing your metabolism, so if you eat more than the marginal amount of carbs allowed in the first several weeks, you'll put yourself right back at the start.


You calling Gary Taubes a liar?

"If you restrict only carbohydra­tes, you can always eat more protein and fat if you feel the urge, since they have no effect on fat accumulati­on"

Location 2519 Kindle edition of Why We Get Fat

"But protein and fat don't make us fat-only the carbohydra­tes do-so there is no reason to curtail them in any way"

Location 3064 Kindle edition Why We Get Fat


If you are quoting Gary Taubes, the LC lord himself, you had better be on a ketogenic diet! :D The man is a hero.
Edited by Jay_Jay_ On June 6, 2012 1:42 PM
  22162030
June 6, 2012 7:33 PM
Honestly, if you can't find the nutritional information on it then I wouldn't eat it.

One thing I would like to know is why do so many people assume because someone wants to know the carb count in a slice of bread that they are atkins, when in reality there's many of us that have to be hyper-aware of all carbs because of diabetes.

I cannot eat two slices of regular bread if I want to keep my sugar under control, but if it's a low carb, high fiber bread I can eat two slices. Huge difference to a diabetic between 20g of carbs and 40g of carbs.
  8581872
June 6, 2012 7:38 PM
OP, are you just watching carbs or doing a keto diet? If you are doing keto, definitely avoid the bread. Some sausage has more carbs than you would think from the fillers (especially smoked and link sausage it seems), so I would be wary of it too.
  5515587
June 6, 2012 7:41 PM
I also eat low carb....But I would not be ordering that! I eat healthy foods. I pick a egg white omelette with veggies and a little cheese. Not toast, but a side of berries or mellon. I have worked to hard to waste my calories on one meal!

Good luck.
  2639362
June 6, 2012 7:41 PM
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Breakfast is my biggest meal of the day so I have all day to work off the calories. I just love Cracker Barrel bacon and sausage and it would be nice to have bread more often if it's true.


It doesn't matter what time of day you eat the calories. In is in. The notion that things you eat earlier in the day get burnt off and what you eat before bed time turns right into fat has been debunked. I've got a few articles somewhere.....

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