Jim started with frog legs sauteed in butter and a soup with cream, butter and flour in it. For his main course, he ordered seared blackened swordfish and steamed asparagus with lemon butter and almonds. He passed on dessert, and ordered a decaffeinated tea instead.
Judith couldn't resist ordering a steak, though she did make sure it was not prepared with butter. She also got a side of sweet potato casserole, which had cream, sugar, butter, flour and pecans in it. For dessert, Judith and her sister shared a highly caloric cheesecake.
J.J. Virgin, the nutritionist for the Weight Loss Challenge, offers her feedback on what they ate. Jim's dinner was about 1,425 calories — mostly from fat. Had he skipped the dressings and sauces that came with his meal, he would have saved up to 1,000 of those calories.
"Fourteen hundred and twenty five calories sounds bad, until we talk to you," Dr. Phil says, turning to Judith, who consumed 1,500 calories in her meal. Judith's mistakes included asking for ranch dressing on the side — but then using all of it on her salad, and ordering a sweet potato casserole with butter, cream and sugar. Having a few bites of cheesecake is fine, J.J. says, but you can't have a few bites of everything!
When Judith tries arguing with Dr. Phil about what she ate, Dr. Phil says, "We can go to one of two tapes: the videotape or the tape measure!"