Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So You Think You're Eating Healthy... Hmmmmm???


We're all taught that a salad is the healthiest thing to eat when trying to stay fit. Well, the fast food people have decided to play on that by taking what should be great for you and making it horrible for you.

So.. You're out shopping (I use shopping because I love it so much!) and you get hungry. You see your favorite on the go restaurant and say... I have to be good --- I'll have a salad! So you happily walk in feeling great in knowing that you are going to "be good"... Reality check... As soon as you add that packet of high calorie dressing and other accoutrement you may as well have had the burger WITH fries.

Men's Health Magazine gave a list of the worst fast food restaurant salads.. How many have you had?

Wendy's Chicken BLT Salad with Croutons and Honey
860 calories with 59 grams of fat --- A Whopper from Burger King is 670 calories and 40 Grams of fat...

Quizno's Regular Chicken Caesar Chopped Salad
920 Calories and 66.5 grams of fat

Applebees Regular Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad
1050 calorie and 72 grams of fat -- for some of us on more strict weight loss programs.. That's all your food for the day.

On The Borders Grande (that should be the first indication that this won't be good) Taco Salad with Ground Beef and Chipolte Honey Dressing
1690 Calories and 124 grams of fat

Great tips.... Always ask for the dressing to be served on the side (that way you control the calories).. Ask for half to be taken home automatically - Some of these salads are huge and really shouldn't be consumed entirely in one sitting.

And remember, health and nutrition professionals suggest that the average person really shouldn't consume more than 65 grams of fat in one day -- no more than that! Some of the salads up there have over that and one has almost 2 days worth of fat in one salad...

So... I hope this helps you be more conscious when you are thinking about that "healthy" meal on the go.

With Sweet Goodness,

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