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  1. Chipotle


    Is it really that healthy? Or is it all BS?


  2. Depends on your definition of healthy. It's very high calorically, but the quality is also high.
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  3. Compared to the other big chain options hell yes it is!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    Depends on your definition of healthy. It's very high calorically, but the quality is also high.
    For resistance training athletes. People trying to gain strength. Is the portion size the only bad thing about chipotle?

  5. i think as long as you don't pile on the sour cream and cheese you should be ok
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  6. You can estimate the calories. Its actually very clean. My only beef with Chipotle and what hold me back is the sodium content. 1 burrito and my hands are swollen for days

  7. Only thing I hate about chipotle is the extra dollar and some change for guacamole!


    Other than that, I eat it at least once every two weeks
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  8. I live next door to one, I eat it at least twice a week. It's tasty stuff

  9. Pretty solid lunch meal that holds ya over for hours and the calories are indeed high but if you enjoy larger lunches then its perfect. Awesome ratio of P/C/F in IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by liftandeat View Post
    For resistance training athletes. People trying to gain strength. Is the portion size the only bad thing about chipotle?
    Does it meet your calories?
    Does it help meet protein/fat minimums for the day?
    Are you getting adequate fiber?

    Then its fine, be smart on what you get there, but should it be an everyday thing? Absolutely not, every now and then wont kill you.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution

    Does it meet your calories?
    Does it help meet protein/fat minimums for the day?
    Are you getting adequate fiber?

    Then its fine, be smart on what you get there, but should it be an everyday thing? Absolutely not, every now and then wont kill you.
    The macros in chipotle are phenomenal my question was more about the quality. I know there is alot of sodium but are there any other knocks on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by liftandeat View Post
    The macros in chipotle are phenomenal my question was more about the quality. I know there is alot of sodium but are there any other knocks on it?
    The reason there is a lot of sodium. Its imported and held on a line, which is full of preservatives to aid in shelf life. If you have ever studied Serv-Safe and how restaurants like that work there is a shelf life of the imported foods and their heat/hold time, Hence the amount of sodium.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    The reason there is a lot of sodium. Its imported and held on a line, which is full of preservatives to aid in shelf life. If you have ever studied Serv-Safe and how restaurants like that work there is a shelf life of the imported foods and their heat/hold time, Hence the amount of sodium.
    Imported?
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Imported?
    Yeah, that's my question as well.

    Our chipotle uses steak bought from farmers in the same city/county I live in. The same is true with just about all of their ingredients, or at least meats and produce items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Yeah, that's my question as well.

    Our chipotle uses steak bought from farmers in the same city/county I live in. The same is true with just about all of their ingredients, or at least meats and produce items.
    Ok, its bought from the farms, but what do they add to it to preserve the shelf life.
    That is what you dont see or understand behind the scenes

    If you have ever worked in the food industry you would soon realize/find out.
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  16. http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/i...statement.aspx
    FYI

    Preservatives, and sodium aside its still better than any other chain fast food, also they sell beer. Chipotle ftw.

  17. Good info here guys thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken bottle View Post
    http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/i...statement.aspx
    FYI

    Preservatives, and sodium aside its still better than any other chain fast food, also they sell beer. Chipotle ftw.
    This is how its cooked, but what is also added on the line to preserve the shelf life, or would you like to get chicken that is sitting on a line for 3-4 + hours long and then serving it?
    You wonder how its kept warm and stable with added things put into the containers to help the shelf life.

    Sure you can get the ingredient profile for something before its cooked or how its cooked, but what is also added onto the line.

    AGAIN.. please.. Read a Serv Safe Book on food saftey, food handling and other aspects of the food industry. You will really see an eye opening experience.

    I have worked in the food industry for almost 10 years. I have seen the ins and outs of mostly all restaurants.
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  19. its kinda funney to think about all the **** that saturates our diets.. this is kinda like the organic farming stuff or the difference between free range cattle and what, "closed range cattle"

    I recommend you just watch the calories and enjoy life as fully as possible with out making yourself fat.
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  20. It's food quality is very high. Just don't put on sour creme, cheese, or the sauce.

    The only bad part is the ridiculously high sodium

  21. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    This is how its cooked, but what is also added on the line to preserve the shelf life, or would you like to get chicken that is sitting on a line for 3-4 + hours long and then serving it?
    You wonder how its kept warm and stable with added things put into the containers to help the shelf life.

    Sure you can get the ingredient profile for something before its cooked or how its cooked, but what is also added onto the line.

    AGAIN.. please.. Read a Serv Safe Book on food saftey, food handling and other aspects of the food industry. You will really see an eye opening experience.

    I have worked in the food industry for almost 10 years. I have seen the ins and outs of mostly all restaurants.
    You are arguing against a point that NOBODY is making. (Well talking about sodium content or whatever I guess)

    "but what is also added on the line to preserve the shelf life, or would you like to get chicken that is sitting on a line for 3-4 + hours long and then serving it?"

    Don't care.

    " Sure you can get the ingredient profile for something before its cooked or how its cooked, but what is also added onto the line."

    You act like its poison.

    "AGAIN.. please.. Read a Serv Safe Book on food saftey, food handling and other aspects of the food industry. You will really see an eye opening experience."

    Don't need too. I never go out to eat, too expensive for crappy portions, macros, and experience.

    Chill out dude, you eat poptarts and cereal, and dairy queen blizzards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken bottle View Post
    You are arguing against a point that NOBODY is making. (Well talking about sodium content or whatever I guess)

    "but what is also added on the line to preserve the shelf life, or would you like to get chicken that is sitting on a line for 3-4 + hours long and then serving it?"

    Don't care.

    " Sure you can get the ingredient profile for something before its cooked or how its cooked, but what is also added onto the line."

    You act like its poison.

    "AGAIN.. please.. Read a Serv Safe Book on food saftey, food handling and other aspects of the food industry. You will really see an eye opening experience."

    Don't need too. I never go out to eat, too expensive for crappy portions, macros, and experience.

    Chill out dude, you eat poptarts and cereal, and dairy queen blizzards.
    Oh wow. a blizzard one time a week really killed anyone (moderation anyone??)
    Last time i had a poptart was about 6 months ago Good try tho bro

    Someone mad.

    You don't care what people put in your food or how they prepare your food is exactly what the OP asked in his question regarding food quality of a fast food restaurant. You should know what you are getting instead of guessing what you are getting. There is more to the story than people think

    All i was pointing out to those who think its a lot easier or a lot simpler than it truly is.

    Maybe take a step back and realize the internet is NOT serious business brah

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  23. YOU are spouting off about how terrible chipotle is because of secret preservatives they aren't disclosing in their raw ingredients.
    YOU are telling me to read books.
    YOU are citing your 10 years experience in the food service industry to prove your point.

    Srs business?
    Let me state again.
    Chipotle is better than probably every other fast food and they sell beer. If you want to pick this apart any more be my guest. That was all I said.

  24. Well...it's not better than Qdoba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken bottle View Post
    YOU are spouting off about how terrible chipotle is because of secret preservatives they aren't disclosing in their raw ingredients.
    YOU are telling me to read books.
    YOU are citing your 10 years experience in the food service industry to prove your point.

    Srs business?
    Let me state again.
    Chipotle is better than probably every other fast food and they sell beer. If you want to pick this apart any more be my guest. That was all I said.
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