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can't trust a salad

Monday, April 29, 2013

My husband and I joined some friends to go and see Legally Blonde at our local live stage theater. Before the show we all went to Schlotzskys for dinner. I got a turkey avocado club salad which seemed one of the more healthy things on the menu. I had my own salad dressing and didn't eat the croutons. The salad had lots of "lunch meat" style turkey.When I got home I got on the computer to check the nutritional value of the salad and was horrified. It had 603 calories, 33 gms of fat and 2062 gms of sodium, nearly a whole days recommended allowance. The next day I had gained weight but I think it was all fluid. Learned a lesson....next time check the menu online before I go anywhere.
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    don you feel cheated?!?!? You think salad, you think healthy. All the processed turkey adds sodium (which is probably why you "gained" the next day). I will look at the salads at the franchise chains and the total calorie count is what I should be eating in one day. That is not fair I say!! (Also don't think sweets should have calories, but that's a rant for another time) emoticon

    Don't let the set back, set you back. . Keep rocking!!

    Have a blessed day!
    1783 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Salads sound like such a good choice and yet quite often they aren't. :(
    If I know I'm going out, I try to think ahead and plan. I use the online menu's a lot, but otherwise you just have to do the best you can do and go on! Best Wishes!
    1785 days ago
  • NHES220
    It's crazy, some things that seem like a healthy choice really are not. I like the places that have the calories posted on the menu - Panera does that and so does Noodle and company. Sadly, but wisely, I no longer order some of my old favorites. I'm sure the sodium is what has the scale up, you did not have enough calories in to gain weight. I do check the menus on line, if they are available, before i go out to eat. But like Grammy say, don't let one meal set you back. Shake it off and move on, lesson learned!
    1785 days ago
  • GRAMMY_22
    Hopefully you had a good evening out. Don't let one meal set you back.

    1785 days ago
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