Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eat This, Not That: Avoiding Hidden Calories in Fast Food

Eat This
Panera Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
560 calories , 34 g fat
Not That
Chili’s Chicken Caesar Salad
, 1,010 calories, 76 g fat

Drink This

Cosmo
150 calories, 18 g sugars
Not That
Margarita
,700 calories, 50 g sugars

I try not to get too obsessed with calorie counting and just keep my focus on eating healthier.
I have found that choosing a salad over a sandwich is not always the best idea. Especially if you are at Chili's and your salad has 1,000+ calories! I still can not understand why anyone would make a salad that has 1,000 calories, it completely defeats the purpose. Luckily I came across the "Eat this, Not That" website so hopefully I won't get tricked into eating such an unhealthy salad again.

I haven't found that counting calories works for me (just too hard to keep up with). I do find it helpful to use this website when it comes to Fast Food and dining out. Clearly, sometimes things are not what they appear. Check out the website to see other food swaps. If you find this information helpful there is a book you can buy, or you can you just the website for free like me!

http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/15-Top-Swaps/

NYC officials also see the benefit in providing information caloric information to consumers.
They recently passed a law that requires Fast Food restaurants to post the calories right next to the prices. After my experience at Chili's I think it is a really good idea. Knowing the calories could help people make healthier choices.

check it out:
http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1208342630624



Share your thoughts!

2 comments:

Janice said...

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For a snack, I eat a protein bar. Sometimes I eat a tuna salad or turkey or chicken salad. I don't use mayo. I just add the fish or lean to green vegetables. For dressing, I like Paul Newmann's Vinagrette. Two tablespoons of vinagrette equal 45 to 60 calories. They are organic and flavorful.

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Anjela said...

Hello!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I see you have a fitness blog. I'm not too big on fitness although I need to be since I'm in the military. I'll be adding you to my blogroll as soon as I can get one together! Feel free to drop by anytime.