Monday, June 8, 2009

More awesome info

Love the Eat This, Not That lists. Now, find out what to eat or NOT eat before donning the swimsuit.

Sounds like the really bad boy to avoid is Chicken Caesar Salad!
"Salt binges can lead you to retain more water than the Hoover Dam. This one should be obvious. With parmesan cheese, fried croutons, salty dressing and anchovies, chicken Caesar salad is one of the most sodium-packed foods out there. (Versions at certain sit-down chains can contain more than 1,900 mg of sodium!) But it's not just the salt; Caesar ranks right up there with taco salads as one of the most misbegotten "health" foods out there. Some versions at sit-down chain restaurants have more than 1,000 calories, 75 grams of fat and nearly 2,000 milligrams of sodium. (YEOUCH!) Chicken can be a great option, though, because it's a lean meat with protein that fills you up and helps you fight belly fat. Grilled chicken sandwiches can give you the same full feeling as the Caesar salad, without the huge caloric load and bulging belly. Add a side salad with vinaigrette dressing, and you've got a more complete meal with only about 200 extra milligrams of sodium."


Cammy said...

Grilled chicken salads are a lifesaver. I'd be sunk without them. :)

Thanks for the link!

My 3 Month Challenge said...

Great info!! I'm glad I went for the chicken caesar wrap the other day, instead of the chicken caesar salad!!

Mama Bear June said...

Well, it's the caesar dressing that's the culprit. The fat and sodium content of the dressing is a huge diet buster! The Parmesan Chicken Caesar Salad wrap at Schlotsky's has 649 calories!
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Mama Bear June said...

The Schlotsky wrap also has 33g of fat, 1698mg sodium and 56g total carbs. Shudder.