Friday, March 8, 2024

Comparing a recent meal-delivery keto meal to my favorite $20 meal at Outback Steakhouse.

This is another "journal" entry.  The values and weights below reflect where I'm at, and may not match your needs. 

Outback Steakhouse: 8oz sirloin and double broccoli.

  • 700 calories
  • 40-44% protein
  • 36-38% fat
  • 8-12% carbohydrate
  • Satiation: completely satiated at end of meal, lasting for hours, or until the next day if eaten for dinner.
  • Social: I am friends with the bartenders at this restaurant.
  • Cost: About $22 with periodic dining rewards and tip.
  • Similar meals: 
    • package of boneless, skinless chicken breast, dry rub (no sugar) and salad, prepared at home.
    • strip steak cooked at home (more expensive)\
    • Smoked salmon platter at restaurant (similar price), somewhat smaller meal.
    • smoked salmon and tomato, at home (more expensive)
    • Salmon fillet and veggies.

Factor75 Loaded Bacon Shredded Chicken
  • 640 calories
  • 25% protein
  • 67% fat
  • 9% carbs
  • Satiation: I'm satiated after eating this meal, but convince myself that I'm hungry hours later.
  • Social: Eaten alone in front of computer
  • Cost: About $14.
  • Similar meals:
    • Other Factor75 meals.

Conclusion: In general, a plate that consists of about a 8oz of protein, and a veggy, cooked without sugar or much oil, is optimum.  Try dry rubs, or cajun spices.  Whether cooked at home or eaten out, this might be a bit more expensive than the meal delivery.  Both chicken and sirloin have about the same protein percentage at around 30%, while fish has a protein percentage a bit lower at 24%.  You might have to experiment with a larger portion of the salmon to get the same protein and calories.