1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Wagamamas

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Ali H, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Hi, can somebody take a look at their page and nutritional info. We went for the first time ever last night and I cannot see that their carb counting is right, nor the calories. Looking at a carb counting page it seems more like they have used values for raw rice, not cooked. No way was my dish 150g odd of carbs, I certainly didn't inject for that and neither were my bedtime and waking readings sky high.

    Thanks

    Ali
     
  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    27,177
    Trophy Points:
    298
    I had a look on the website and found the carbs for this dish, green curry :eek:

    Yasai Surendra's

    new
    [​IMG]
    • ↑nutrition + allergy
      yasai surendra’s curry | serving size:717g

      values per servingvalues per 100g
      energy1331kcal186kcal
      protein17.7g2.5g
      carbohydrate171.7g24g
      of which sugars16.1g2.2g
      fat61.5g8.6g
      of which saturates12.1g1.7g
      fibre10.3g1.4g
      salt2g0.3g
      sodium0.8gtrace
    RRB
     
  3. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Yes quite but if you look in cals and carbs there is no way that is right.

    Ali
     
  4. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,559
    Likes Received:
    3,391
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I had a Firecracker Chicken last week which I assume was a similar sized dish from looking at the picture. Just looked at their site and it claims that it contains >176g of carbs.
    For starters I cannot beleive that the meal size was 720g (maybe if you include the plate !) . If you were cooking rice at home you'd allow say 70-80g per person uncooked. A chicken breast is what? -250g? Chuck in some mange tout, and some chillies and onions - again lets say about 80g?? I reckon you're looking at 430-450g tops for this meal. There might be some sugar in the sauce bu I dont think it would make up that much difference.
    So most of the carbs are coming from the rice and I thought it was a smallish portion. I didn't prepare properly and I was 8.5 by bedtime but I'm still learning.
    Perhaps - just perhaps, they're only including the rice and it's meant to be 72.0g and not 720g? Whatever way you look at it, it's a bit strange.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    #4 urbanracer, Nov 30, 2014 at 3:43 PM
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 30, 2014
  5. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Yes it is definitely not right, not for any of their meals. Checking it in carbs and cals it looked as if they were using the raw rice data, not the cooked values. No way was my meal 700g either. We only had small amounts of chicken on the plate, not a breast's worth that's for sure. Thankfully I didn't bolus for anything like what they indicated I would need to bolus for and all was well.

    Ali
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,060
    Likes Received:
    27,177
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Hi, I had another look again and it would appear to be very wrong, the calculations cannot be right, surely ?? So, I emailed Wagamama's and told them what was on the website, because it appears to be misleading and so could be potentially dangerous. to a diabetic and taking Insulin and carb counting:eek: They say on the website they can cater for diabetics.
    Hopefully I will receive an email from them soon. If not, then I will give them a nudge.

    Best wishes RRB
     
    • Like Like x 4
  7. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ah thank you, I wanted to see if others concurred and was going to do that if they did. I wonder how they could be getting it so wrong? If I injected according to their data, I would still be hypo now lol.

    Ali
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook