Panda Express SweetFire Chicken Breast will Make You Fat
Facebook fans of Panda Express are furiously downloading coupons for free SweetFire™ Chicken Breast from this buffet, chain Chinese food restaurant.
Panda Express promises “all-white meat chicken, fresh red bell peppers, diced onions and juicy pineapples, wok-tossed to perfection in our zesty sweet chili sauce,” but abstains from advising that it is not part of their new “WOK SMART” dish, and rightly so, as indulging in Panda Express SweetFire Chicken Breast might not be such a good idea.
Panda Express clearly states that the SweetFire Chicken Breast is 440 calories and is based on a 2,000 calorie a day diet. Panda Express “WOK SMART” dishes all claim to be less than 250 calories per serving.
However, the serving size is 5.8oz and 5.8oz of Panda Express SweetFire Chicken Breast is a smidgen over one cup. I don’t know about you, but I eat way more than one cup of food, and if you’re hitting a buffet, more than likely, you’re going to get a plateful of extras, to not only fill the plate, but to get your money’s worth.
Assuming you get two serving spoons of Panda Express SweetFire Chicken– and by two serving spoons, you should be aware that Panda Express serving spoons are not spoonfuls, but are, in fact, large spoons, the likes of which is used to serve heaping portions of food — quickly — and this amounts to well over 880 calories, which is over 320 fat calories (it takes 10 minutes, running at a speed of at least 5 mph on a treadmill to burn off just 100 calories — just calories).
Now, Panda Express is a buffet. There’s a queue, you wait behind people and grow increasingly more hungry — and impatient — with each whiff of that pungent, Chinese food. You take a tray and wait to choose your food. Someone else serves you and now here is what happens: Panda Express SweetFire Chicken: two servings (880 calories); steamed rice: one serving (420 calories); mixed veggies: one serving (190 calories). Damage: 1,490 calories. Time at gym spent doing cardio — today: over two hours
Panda Express nutritional information sheet, which is available on the Panda Express website, provides the data. I just did the math. My advice would be skip Panda Express altogether. Eat a Robeks® Mediterranean Chicken Wrap instead. It contains less than 390 calories and has 20g of nutritious protein. Add a Venice Burner™ shake to the mix if you like.