So, you are finally starting to get the hang of this eating better thing. When you go to lunch with the co-workers, you opt for the salad over other,seemingly more unhealty options.
Before you choose that salad in the cafeteria or resturant, consider this....that salad may have the potential to carry more fat and more calories then that chicken sandwich.
Those large salads are packed with cheeses, creamy fattening dressings,fried chicken.
Some Examples (Source)
Chili's Caesar Salad With Grilled Chicken and Caesar Dressing: 1010 calories
Chili's Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad:870 Calories
Quiznos'Chicken With Honey Mustard Flat Bread Salad: 1300 Calories
T.G.I. Friday's Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad: 750 Calories
When you are trying to lose weight, those salads (and many more) are a sure fire sabatoge.
So, how can you avoid the calorie traps of those salads?
Make your own salad. Measure out greens such as spinach or romaine ( iceburg has little nutritional value). About a cup should be good. Add fresh veggies. Instead of those high calorie creamy dressings toss with Light Olive Oil or a Balsamic Vinegrette.
If you must eat a resturant salad, opt for a side salad with no cheese, dressing on the side. Order a grilled chicken breast and add it to your salad.