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Healthy Choices at Panera Bread: Dining Debunked! Mind Over Munch


Hello and welcome to dining debunked
episode 1. So you guys seemed to really enjoy my healthy choices at fast food
restaurants vlog that I did a while ago and I’ve gotten a lot of requests to do more
stuff similar to that so I thought we would sort of make it into a series
where I take you with me out to eat at chain restaurants and we can go through
the menu together go through the nutrition together and if you do enjoy
this type of video don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and comment below so that I
know that you want me to make more. So without further ado, first up is Panera Bread. One of
the problems with Panera is there are not a ton of choices that are actually healthy
choices which is weird because it seems like a healthy choice like it has a nice design
and comfortable ambience and feels like the sort of upscale cafe. The good thing
is that they do make their nutrition accessible so you can find this PDF with
their nutrition online at their website and most chain restaurant do that now which is great. The biggest problem with making this
accessible is that most people don’t know how to read it properly, or they
don’t know what they’re looking for, or they are only looking for the things
that they’ve heard about before so they know, “oh I’m supposed to have something
lower in calories” or “I hear carbs are bad” or “fat is bad” or these generalizations that aren’t
necessarily true. So when they see all this is X amount of calories or fat or carbs
they don’t really know what it means and having the nutrition there
just doesn’t do anything for those people. So it is up to you to educate
yourself to learn how to read those labels properly so that you can make
healthy choices without picking the thing that’s you know the lowest in
calories or fat because that’s not always the best as we are going to see
today. I personally try to think of food as fuel. So when I decide to eat
something I try to think is this option going to fuel my body? Is it going to
give me you know nutrients that are gonna make me feel good and feel full? Now that
doesn’t mean that every single meal that I consume at all times as fuel
sometimes I indulge sometimes I want to get the less healthy thing. The purpose
of this is not for me to tell you to not get the less healthy thing. If you
want to do that’s perfectly fine. I’m just trying to help show you if you want to
go to Panera and you’re trying to stay on track to keep making healthy choices
what do you want to look for and what do you want to avoid. So yeah I just want to put that
little disclaimer out there for this episode in any of these dining debunked
episodes that we may do in the future. I am not telling you to eat or not eat at
these places. I’m not telling you that any of the menu items are good or bad or
that they must be avoided or that you must eat them. I want you to pick
whatever works for your lifestyle I am simply reading the nutrition to you and
going through it with you I’m just making information more accessible. I’m
not adding any other opinions to that. Finally let’s get to the nutrition. I am going
to skip the bakery items and the breads because we can assume that pastries
are going to be higher in calories and fat and obviously not the healthiest choice and
in this video I really want to focus on the things that people think are healthier. I
do want to stop briefly at the fruit smoothies. So they really market these
to seem like a healthy choice but when you look at the nutrition every
single one of them makes a health claim and I’ve told you that before health
claims are a red flag. So it says fat free you know green passion paris
smoothie, low fat, low fat, superfruit power, low fat, low fat, all these claims they
really want you to think that it’s healthy. Let’s just look at the low-fat wild
berry smoothie. The one smoothie is 340 calories, it does only have 1.5 grams of fat
so it is low-fat, it’s not a false claim but why do they need to claim that? Well there are 75 grams of carbs in this smoothie 68 of which are sugar. Now a lot of
people might think oh that’s okay because it’s natural it’s from fruit but
that’s not exactly true when you look at the ingredients which are not listed in
this PDF but you can find them on the Panera website. What’s sweetening the
smoothies are concentrate. So I’m not going to go into what concentrate is I
could talk about it all day long but pretty much it’s very very concentrated
fruit juice so there is a lot more sugar than you really need in it. If you guys are
interested in me doing a video on concentrated fruit juices and smoothies
and stuff like that leave a comment below so that I know but
I’m not going to get into it today. So let’s start with paninis and sandwiches. The best option macronutrient wise is the smoked turkey
breast sandwich on country. The whole sandwhich is only 430 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 67 grams of carbs so still a little high on the cards
but it’s a pretty decent sized sandwich. The macros don’t seem terrible but this
is actually not the sandwich that I would recommend people choose. Now why is
that? Reason number one, it is on country bread which is just white bread. So we
obviously want to go for whole wheat options when we can because we want to go
with whole grains and get more fiber. I have done an entire video on how to
choose bread so if you’re interested I will link that in the description box
below. Not gonna talk about it today. Reason number two, the micros so the
micronutrients. Most people, maybe not you, a lot of people might look at this and
see “Oh if I get half of the sandwich it’s only 220 calories. Well that’s pretty low that’s pretty good and it’s only 2 grams of fat. But
what they don’t see is the sodium. So 890 milligrams in half of the sandwich. That means the entire sandwich is 1790. 1,790 milligrams of sodium in that sandwich. Now
this is where it becomes an issue where if people don’t know how to read this
properly that number doesn’t mean anything to them. If they don’t know how
much sodium they’re supposed to be consuming then they don’t know if that’s a
high number or not. To give you some perspective the American Heart
Association recommends that we consume 1,500 milligrams or less of sodium per
day. That’s debatable. I’m not saying they’re right or wrong but it is recommended for
a reason. So what to take from that is 1790 in the entire sandwich is more
sodium than is recommended for an entire day. So my point is just because it is a
lower-calorie option doesn’t mean it is the healthiest option. Now healthy is a
relative term so I really hate using it in this context because to some
people you know the lowest calorie is gonna be the healthiest and to some the
lowest sodium is goinna be the healthiest and some the highest protein is going to be the healthiest. So you know take it with a grain of salt but just understand that 220 calories doesn’t make this healthy. Let’s
move on from the sandwiches. Alright, salad. If your salad still has 30 to 40
grams of carbs in it, is it really any better than eating the sandwich? Now a
lot of people would debate me on this. I’m not telling you to go eat the
sandwich instead of the salad I’m saying take a closer look at what is in your
salad. If you look at these salads listed here not only are the cards high but
the fat you know you’ve got 30 to 40 or more grams of fat in so many
of these and why is that? Probably the dressing. Let’s take a
look at one specifically. The Mediterranean chicken and quinoa salad.
Sounds really healthy right? 38 grams of fat, 580 calories in the whole salad ok I
can you know I can buy it I guess but if you look at the dressing that comes with
that salad which is the Greek herb vinaigrette it is 210 calories and 23 grams of fat just in the dressing. So if you’ve got 38 grams
of fat in the salad and 23 of those grams are from the dressing alone
that’s a lot. Now you could of course get the dressing on the side so that you’re
in control of how much you’re eating and that will you know lower the fat I’m
sure a bit but there might be other ingredients that you’re not thinking
about like nuts or avocado or seeds and even though those are healthy choices we
still have to be aware of the overall amount of fat we’re consuming. So what’s the
perspective on that? The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends 20
to 35 percent of your daily calories are from fat. Again very debatable my goal today is
not to debate you on nutrition it is to simply provide you the facts. So if you
are consuming 1,500 to 2,000 calories a day which is pretty average you know
maybe a little higher than that, that would mean you’re getting 30 to
40 grams of fat a day. So suddenly this healthy choice of a salad becomes
your entire amount of fat for the day, 38 grams that’s a lot. Now if you are
concerned about how many grams or milligrams of these macro or micro
nutrients that you should be specifically consuming I do recommend
that you talk to your doctor. I am simply referencing generalized recommendation
amounts for educational purposes. I’m not giving specific advice for any person. Onto the soups. Another deceivingly
unhealthy choice at Panera, many of these at least. Right off the bat we know the
breadbowl is going to add a lot of calories and a lot of carbs to whatever soup you
get. It looks like the breadbowl alone is almost 550 calories, a 120
grams of carbs, and 900 milligrams of sodium. Just the bowl. So
onto the soups. Here we go again with the health claims. Low-fat chicken orzo soup.
The bowl is only 180 calories, it’s only 5 grams of fat, but there are 1340, 1,340
milligrams of sodium. Or the low-fat all natural chicken
noodle soup the bowl 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat
really awesome macros right but 1,440 milligrams of sodium. That is high. And same with the broth bowl. The lentil quinoa
bowl with chicken sounds super healthy 1,370 milligrams of sodium. So again lower in calories not necessarily more
nutritious. And shout out to my boy vegetarian creamy tomato soup you are
really tasty but there are 32 grams of fat and 33 grams of carbs in you. Why? Why
in a soup? You know it’s vegetarian and it might be there might be some tomato
in it but this is still not exactly the fuel I want for my body. A lot of people
might go in and think ‘oh I’ll get the you pick two and I will get a salad and the mac and
cheese’ because you know it’s a smaller portion of the mac and cheese and having
the salad to balance it out and if you’ve thought this way before don’t worry
you’re not alone. I used to do this myself and that is why you know I, I’ve
started learning how to read these on my own because it’s easy to make that
mistake. You know a lot of people might even, even be moderately aware of what
they’re ordering. They know that that small cup of mac and cheese is 490 calories, 30
grams of fat. But what they don’t think about is that the salad even though it’s
only an extra 190 calories they’re like you know that only make it 680 calories.
That’s not so bad for my lunch 680 calories. But then what about the 47
grams of fat? Even if they’re aware of that are they aware that you know 570 milligrams of sodium + 1,020 milligram, so you’re at
1,590 milligrams of sodium now from just this salad and mac and cheese. Then you
add in that extra French baguette which is just kind of defaulted, they just put
it on your plate even if we don’t ask for it and you’re adding an extra 180 calories,
440 milligrams of sodium. So your entire meal now racks
up a whopping 2,190 milligrams of sodium from just mac and cheese, salad, and a
piece of bread. Again if you’ve done this before you’re not alone I’m right there
with you I’m just saying this is why it is important that now we together start
to learn how to read these. It’s not science, it’s just reading but it’s knowing
how to read them properly. So now we have come to the point in the video we
actually get to go in to eat some food. What shall I order? Alright, so I used to order the power
bowls that Panera had but I guess they discontinued those so I can’t order those anymore. They have
like a power hummus bowl and it was pretty tasty and really good stats but it’s gone. So I had to
make a new choice today. So a lot of you guys know I am NOT a huge salad person.
When I go out to eat I pretty much want to order all the other deliciousness and
not eat a salad right. But one thing that I’ve come to find in the past few months
because I’ve been eating out more is I sometimes like getting a salad when
I’m out because they’re preparing it. They’re you know having to do all the
cutting and the prepping and I don’t do that at home and I don’t want to spend
time doing it at home. So when I go out I get like all these great fruits and
vegetables and I don’t have to do the work. So sometimes I like ordering a salad and at
Panera because you can do the you pick two I can get a salad and something else.
So that’s what I did today. I got the strawberry, poppyseed, and chicken salad
and it is the half size and the macros on that are pretty good. 170 calories, 7 grams of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbs 3 of which
are fiber, and 15 grams of protein. So it’s a decent choice and I also got a
sandwich with that. I got the tuna salad sandwich and it comes on honey wheat usually but I asked if they had whole wheat and they did so I got that instead. Half of it is 260 calories, 8 grams of fat, 550 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of
carbs, and 14 grams of protein and instead of the French baguette or the
bread on the side I just went for the apple. The entire macros for this are 510 calories which is pretty good. It’s a pretty
solid lunch it’s 15 grams of fat, 52 grams of carbs which is kind of high but I
know that a lot of those cards are coming from natural sugars from my apple
from the fruit in my salad and also it has 10 grams of fiber here which is great. I have 29 grams of protein and I have
700 milligrams sodium. So what I like about this meal is I get my veggies in, I
get to enjoy my veggies more because there’s fruit on top of the veggies and
I still get to enjoy a sandwich and a decent amount of protein in the entire
thing. I wish it could be gluten-free bread but hey ya can’t get everything. So my
biggest kind of concern with this meal is the sodium and it’s not like out of control
high but it’s definitely higher than if I made this entire meal at home on my
own. As you will see you’ll find that sodium will be a recurring issue with
this series I’m sure. Anytime you go out to eat they’re just inherently going to add a lot more salt. Now it’s important to note that I
didn’t choose this meal because it’s the healthiest macronutrient wise. I chose it
because it fits my lifestyle and my preferences. So the other thing is you
don’t wanna go and order something just because it’s the healthiest if you don’t
want to eat right? Like I tried to get something that I actually want to eat. If I
actually wanted to pick the healthiest thing on the menu it probably would have
been the classic salad with chicken. Which I just probably wouldn’t have
enjoyed eating as much. Just a bunch of vegetables and some chicken. So now I’m
getting to enjoy myself a little bit more and not feel bad and that is
the point. At the end of the day Panera sort of makes me mad
because they don’t have a ton of choices and I think that will be a problem with
a lot of places especially because of the sodium. But that doesn’t mean that
a healthy choice can’t be made. It just means we have to you know take the
responsibility to do our own research and figure out what is available and
what’s actually on the label of the food that we eating. If you have a healthy go
to at Panera please comment below and let me know. And if you want me to do more of
these let me know, if you have any ideas of places you want me to go. Don’t forget
to give this video a thumbs up because that really does help give me great
feedback letting me know what you guys like and just before going I please, please,
please ask you I can’t ask you enough to be open-minded with this series. This isn’t
me telling you what to do or that you’re doing anything you know right or wrong
I’m just trying to bring awareness to what’s actually out there and you know I’m just really I’m really just
reading you the label. If you’re like whatever I love my mac and cheese a Panera, I’m going to eat it every time.
Go for it. I’m not saying anything against that I’m not judging it. I just want you
to go and eat it and know what you’re eating. So I hope you found this useful.
I hope that you have a great weekend. I will see you on Monday and if you’re
eating at Panera remember it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch.

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. blank00 Posted on March 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    The panera has a revolving sign??? fancy :O

    Reply
  2. blank00 Posted on March 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Just curious, but why does it matter that the bread is gluten-free?

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  3. Dolly Perry Posted on March 7, 2017 at 2:37 am

    I love these and I wish you had a lot more of them. PLEASE make more of these guides!

    Reply
  4. Beckie H Posted on March 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Just found your channel!!! Really enjoying your videos. It's too bad you have to do the heavy disclaimers but I understand people can get vicious in comments! I would be interest in a battle of the Panera breakfast options for a future idea! I really like that you keep things "down to earth" and stress moderation and personal preference! Looking forward to more of your videos!!!!!

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  5. Faryal Akhtar Posted on March 11, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I feel so bad. she has to justify herself so much… ppl should be more open minded

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  6. Ali Wortz Posted on March 13, 2017 at 3:09 am

    I love this series!

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  7. alaras Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    The app will update the nutrition info for whatever you're ordering as you customize it! It's probably the easiest way to track that!

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  8. ken brinkley Posted on March 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you my household is changing our lifestyle and this is a positive boost. You are great.

    Reply
  9. Diona Andrews Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    You should do Rubios and Pieology

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  10. LORENA CONCEPCION Posted on March 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I hope it is okay to share your videos on FB. I think they are very educational and entertaining. Thank you, Alyssia and team (?) for sharing your hard work and dedication with us. <I hope I didn't misspelled your name too badly.>

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  11. classicstorm Posted on March 21, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Anything thats low fat and fat free are bad for you….

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  12. simplyysloan Posted on March 26, 2017 at 4:42 am

    girl please do Starbucks. I seriously need to know what to get.❤

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  13. kamar Krayem Posted on March 30, 2017 at 1:44 am

    thank you beautiful lady

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  14. Abigail Melton Posted on March 31, 2017 at 5:19 am

    I love this video and this series, but maybe you could do an updated version because panera's redone their whole menu recently and "cleaned things up" and pushing the healthy image more and im wondering how much that actually helped

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  15. Angelica K Posted on March 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Gonna eat at panera bread for the first time, so happy for this video!

    Reply
  16. Savannah Baudry Posted on March 31, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I just found your channel and find your videos super helpful! I was wondering if you'd consider doing an updated video for Panera since they changed their menu and made it "clean"? (I'm obsessed with Panera!) Awesome content! 😊

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  17. Allie LL Posted on April 3, 2017 at 3:02 am

    This is why I just prepare my own food at home

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  18. Anna DeAngelis Posted on April 4, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I do half salad and half sandwich. They have an online calculator (when you go through the order online) and I take off the nutrition for the dressing. I do the half green goddess Cobb salad with the turkey and kale panini. Doing half and half with help with calories, nutrition and sodium. I then can choose my own dressing for the salad since I did not calculate the dressing in the salad. I'm getting healthy fat as well as protein with this combo.
    Oh the baguette that comes with the meal – I save it and eat it another day.

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  19. Wysteria Fox Posted on April 4, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Love this video so much! because I wondered if they were being marketed as healthy but secretly not so healthy. I'm so glad you brought these food statistics to light!

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  20. Linh Duong Posted on April 5, 2017 at 6:17 am

    haha and this is why we should all try our best to eat at home

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  21. Izzi Spiridigliozzi Posted on April 6, 2017 at 1:42 am

    i always get a you pick two with a chicken caesar and a grilled cheese. not because its healthy but because i can never justify getting a caesar or grilled cheese at any other restaurant but i love them both. its more like a treat than anything else lol

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  22. Heidy Baez Posted on April 8, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Please do a video on fruit juices and concentrates. I'm always trumped by thay

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  23. Harmoni McFarland Posted on April 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I don't understand juice concentrate

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  24. Emily M Posted on April 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I love these videos!! So helpful when you have zero time and result to restaurants

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  25. InkedBeerLover Posted on April 18, 2017 at 12:50 am

    would you do Applebees/Tgi fridays/Chinese food/Thai food

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  26. TheQueenae Posted on April 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Panera says they have all clean food now. Has this improved the info in your video? (2017)

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  27. MakeupOnABudget Posted on April 22, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Can you go a video on low sodium restaurant options?

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  28. lynn kavanagh Posted on April 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks Alyssia! This is a GREAT series. It really helps me to make better choices.

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  29. Yomi B Posted on April 22, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Panera change almost the entire menu, it would be good if you redo this video, i love panera and would like to see in detail whats the best option now.

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  30. Melissa Simien Posted on April 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    panera no.. why are the fat and sodium contents so high.. whyyyy

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  31. Emily C Posted on April 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    890 x 2 = 1780

    just by the way

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  32. King Blandon Posted on April 25, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Am I the only one who pats themselves on the back when she orders the same thing you do?

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  33. Emily Livingston Posted on April 25, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I've been getting the green goddess cobb salad lately. While it has a fairly high level of fat (33g), sodium (720mg) and sugar (12g), it is packed with protein (36g) so I feel extremely satisfied and won't graze as much later on snacks and sweets, etc. Much of the fat comes from the dressing, I assume, but also from healthier sources like avocado and egg.

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  34. Rachel_Rebel_Makeup Posted on April 26, 2017 at 2:47 am

    That meal at the end looked so good!! 👀

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  35. Brittany Anne Posted on May 7, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Love when you do these kinds of videos! Getting the nutritional breakdown from "every day" places is always helpful. Keep them coming!

    Reply
  36. Sydney Garcia Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I recently came across your channel and love it so much!! Very interesting and informative 🙌🏽

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  37. EXO엑소 Posted on May 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Hello, I have a question I don't eat peanut butter because I think it has a lot of fat, so what can I do, or how much can I eat

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  38. moon dust xxx Posted on May 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    does the salad have the dressing inside when you buy it?

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  39. Jenna Beach Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    You have an awesome channel! Love your videos!

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  40. tate sydney Posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    is she wearing silly bandz?

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  41. AliaTV Posted on June 1, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Don't even wanna eat out no more. Probably already shaved off years off my life😭

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  42. xkristixx Posted on June 14, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I stayed up later than usual last night when I found your videos. Thanks for trying to inform people like me who are try to be mindful about food options. I find these extremely helpful! 🙂

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  43. Coffee Fresh Posted on June 14, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    for real though…. it's called bread co.

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  44. Kayla 2002 Posted on June 22, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I'm 14 and weighed 282 at 12 and lost weight and gained back 11 lbs and started back on January 25th, 2017 and to today I have lost 65 pounds and I thought I knew a lot about macros and what to watch for, I watch sugars and fats, but now I will watch sodium too!!

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  45. Samarth Bhardwaj Posted on July 4, 2017 at 10:49 am

    if all these "healthy" options are not actually healthy what should we go for ??

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  46. Kylie Crawford Posted on July 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I used to work at Panera and they discontinued a bunch of "healthier" options. I can't begin to tell you how many people come in and ask for the "healthier" option and I never know what to tell them because there aren't many "healthy" options. Also, the way they market the smoothies make me mad because they market them like they are so healthy but they aren't!

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  47. sevter Posted on July 10, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Don't throw in a comment about gluten free without explaining why you think gluten free options are better. As far as I know, they're usually worse in every way.

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  48. Jim Bob Posted on July 15, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Ate this today

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  49. Jenny Rodriguez Posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I recommend making an updated version to this, as they don't serve some of items and breads any more due to their new 100% clean motto. Also, I worked for Panera since late-2014 so I will say our food is much better from 2 years ago (:

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  50. Shiena Baby Posted on July 21, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Thank you! My kids and I have been watching your videos a lot! You know exactly what you are talking about and not just giving us recipes but also giving us knowledge! Inspire more people like you do 🙂 Love and Kisses to you!!!!

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  51. Anna Kozlowski Posted on July 30, 2017 at 7:04 am

    are you wearing silly bands

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  52. Adriana D Posted on August 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you for these videos!!! Very helpful 🙂

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  53. Elle Hogg Posted on August 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Concentrate is basically the"extract" of fruit but with a lot of sugar

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  54. Lexi Posted on September 1, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Im eating chocolate cake while I watch this

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  55. Lauren Bernstein Posted on September 23, 2017 at 6:03 am

    please do more dining debunked!! such a great series and idea!! maybe for the next dining debunked you can do a "healthy restaurant" just like panera

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  56. Yesenia Arroyo Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Have you made a video about the benefits of gluten free eating? My husband and I are debating cutting gluten out but we aren't so sure if the pros outweigh the cons.

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  57. Sarah Schultz Posted on October 18, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Fiber and Sugar are making more sense, but could you go over why high or low fat is good/bad or what effects it has on your body when you have too much or too little?

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  58. Amy Sullivan Posted on November 5, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    why must you say the same thing over and over?

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  59. Jade Larson Posted on November 16, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I appreciate all of your efforts but I would like to defend Panera. Out of all the chain restaurants out there Panera tries to improve the overall American diet. I work here after living in Japan for years. America’s food is disgusting! ( your point obviously) But we hand make our dressings and require our food suppliers to follow moderately strict guidelines. We have a “no no list” of the 15 most disgusting ingredients the FDA allows in our food. You can’t blame Panera for American’s food tastes. Panera has even thought about eliminating fountain soda from the menu but Americans just won’t adapt. There are a lot of other places to pick on first in my opinion.

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  60. Benjamin Li Posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Wait the smoothie macros don't add up

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  61. I T Posted on December 16, 2017 at 7:35 am

    If only there was an actual healthy fast restaurant, probably change the whole game

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  62. A-DUB Posted on January 9, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    What about the dressing? Is it already in the salad?

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  63. Ann Francis Posted on January 16, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Great video! I love this information. Panera bread is the only place I eat outside of my house and I usually take that same sandwich but on Walnut cranberry bread and the seasonal green salad. I don't eat processed foods so when I do go to Panera I don't watch the calories so much but jeez! the sodium is ridiculous!! Good job!

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  64. Alexis Kirk Posted on January 24, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Are there more videos like this on your channel? I can't find them… but Loved this video!

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  65. CharlesVillePro Posted on March 11, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Really should do an update on this video. They have cleaned the menu and give more info. With new Curated menus for different types of diets

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  66. Audrey G Posted on March 13, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Panera has a very extensive "secret" menu with other healthier options! You can also swap literally any ingredient in a salad or sandwich to customize it however you would like! As a former employee, it was no issue letting guests know what their options were when swapping out items:)

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  67. Shira Kohn Posted on March 16, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I love Panera thanks for this video

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  68. J Borrello Posted on March 26, 2018 at 1:38 am

    what about the black bean soup? i get it allll the time and it’s delicious… but is it really as healthy as i think?

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  69. curiouscancer92 Posted on April 6, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Damn you Panera💔

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  70. Alli. Posted on April 6, 2018 at 3:03 am

    I know this is an old video, but it is so sad that she has to have so many disclaimers when she talks. It'd be nice if people just weren't idiots who insist on arguing with everyone about everything that comes out of their mouth.

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  71. Lyndsie M Posted on May 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    New favorite channel!!!

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  72. SARAH Connors Posted on May 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Yesterday I visited a PANERA store to find out what type of yeast they use…turns out they use sorbitan monostearate which is sometimes referred to as a SYNTHETIC WAX WHICH fleischmann's and Red Star active dry yeast is. IT IS NOT EVEN YEAST, this is causing BLOCKAGE in the colon of EVERYONE who eats this. Which creates MOLD in you and your children's bodies…MOTHER'S AND FATHER'S WAKE UP.
    Panera also puts UNNECESSARY SUGAR in the salads, the CHILDREN'S MEAL, in fricking EVERYTHING.
    Did you know you should consume only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day…take the challenge, add up your sugar. The cans have sugar for sure at least 99%. This sugar EXCITES cancer, THAT IS WHY THEY PUT IT IN EVERYTHING. MURDER INCORPORATE

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  73. Darrius Patton Posted on May 24, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    OT @ OT FDS @ FOOD

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  74. Kelley L. Grant, NMLS 1555689 Posted on June 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Good stuff. Thanks 👍

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  75. Katherine Leon Posted on June 9, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    You should do a video on Tropical Smoothie!!

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  76. Natalie Griggs Posted on June 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I love meal replacement smoothies with protein powder, can you make a video with smoothies that have protein powder

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  77. David Riehl Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for making this video! Believe it or not, I have never ate at Panera Bread before, so knowing what they offer and the nutritional facts that comes with it is good knowledge to keep in mind when I do go.

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  78. Teresa Finnerty Posted on July 24, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Well that's a eye opener,I usually get the black bean soup I was hoping you would have picked that

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  79. Picco bow Posted on July 25, 2018 at 2:25 am

    I would never order that bread bowl – that’s a lot of bread. Ridiculous!

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  80. Picco bow Posted on July 25, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Would you do Chopt? It’s a salad place.

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  81. Tonya Thomas Posted on August 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I would like to know if you eliminated the bread and just had the tuna as lettuce wrap how much sodium would you have avoided and carbs?

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  82. Christine G Posted on August 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I know this video is old, but for the nutrition info of the strawberry poppyseed and classic salad, does that include the dressing? If so what dressing did you get?

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  83. Pastadudde Posted on September 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I'm honestly wondering why a bread bowl has so much salt… if you look at most bread recipes (as in , baking a whole loaf of bread). you only use very little salt.. what gives lol.

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  84. A Kieft Posted on October 31, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I love panera…now I know why…lots of sodium! Thank you for your research and honesty

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  85. Cristy Orosco Posted on December 5, 2018 at 12:08 am

    I like this!!!

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  86. Kell Brigan Posted on January 19, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Be very, very careful. Most of their items have added sugar. Read the fine print!

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  87. Summer ladie Posted on January 22, 2019 at 2:48 am

    You can change the sandwiches, salads. Take off or add on

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  88. Carine Hanna Posted on February 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    U said what’s healthy in the tile not what is not

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  89. Lana Reiss Posted on March 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Holy cow. The truth behind this is crazy. Ugh Panera!

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  90. Monte Posted on March 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Do a taco Bell debunked!

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  91. Candida Wojcik Posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Healthy when options when shopping for groceries at Walmart?

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  92. FABI P Posted on March 31, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    You have to show the amount an saize of meals, how I suppose to know how big is one of those sandwiches.

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  93. Star Corder Posted on April 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    can you do an updated version of this pretty please? panera has a lot of different menu items now. i work there and so i eat there a lot lol

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  94. Amanda Montero Posted on July 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    panera is ruined for me 🙁 IGNORANCE IS BLISS 😭😭😭 thank you for this tho lol i would have kept getting the pick two lol

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  95. John Halas Posted on September 17, 2019 at 6:29 am

    So this entire series is about what NOT to eat? Not very helpful.

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  96. De Graph TV Posted on October 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    More more more

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  97. prettyinpink9893 Posted on November 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    You should do a 2019 version

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