On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 6 restaurant salads you should never eat to lose weight, since they all contain over 1,000 calories.
All right, here’s the deal.
Your goal is to lose weight.
However, for some reason you end up at one of those chain restaurants where you know you shouldn’t be eating.
Now you’re feeling scared and guilty to order the wrong thing.
So to be safe, your eyes head directly to the salad section of the menu.
Ordering a salad doesn’t guarantee you’re in the safe zone from the fattening and calorie crushing plates.
Don’t be fooled Live Leaner.
Just because something says salad, it does not guarantee that it’s a healthy Live Lean approved option for weight loss.
If you’re confused at what’s classified as a healthy salad, and what’s not, I got your back.
I’ve reviewed the nutrition information of today’s most popular eat out restaurants.
Here are the 6 restaurant salads you should never eat to lose weight, when eating out.
I’ve also included healthier options as well.
Before we get started, scroll to the comment section below and tell me which eat out restaurant do you think has the most unhealthy salad that is more than 1,500 calories.
All right, let’s go.
Let’s start with the 6th worst salad for weight loss, then we’ll make our way down to the #1 worst.
Worst Salad At Friendly’s: Crispy Chicken Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing:
If your goal is weight loss, you can cut the fattening calories by 56%, while increasing your muscle building protein, by having the following healthier salad option.
Healthier Salad Alternative At Friendly’s: Turkey Tip And Avocado Salad With Fat Free Italian Dressing:
43 grams is a great amount of protein for a salad.
Let’s move on.
Worst Salad At Baja Fresh: Tostada Steak Salad:
If your goal is weight loss, cut the belly busting calories by 75%, by having the following healthier salad option.
Healthier Salad Alternative At Baja Fresh: Ensalada Chicken Salad:
This salad is a winner.
Worst Salad At IHOP: Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad With Avocado:
If your goal is weight loss, cut those flabby calories by 51%, by having the following healthier salad option.
Healthier Salad Alternative At IHOP: Citrus Chicken Pecan Salad:
Let’s keep moving on.
Worst Salad At Applebee’s: Oriental Chicken Salad:
If your goal is weight loss, I want you to drop 1,000 calories from that meal, by having the following healthier salad option.
Healthier Salad Alternative At Applebee’s: Grilled Chicken Caesar ½ Size Salad:
Worst Salad At California Pizza Kitchen: Full Moroccan Spiced Chicken Salad:
If your goal is weight loss, be smart by cutting the fattening calories by 79%, by having the following healthier salad option.
Healthier Salad Alternative At California Pizza Kitchen: Classic Caesar ½ Salad With Grilled Shrimp:
Worst Salad At The Cheesecake Factory: Caesar Salad With Chicken:
The #1 worst salad goes to The Cheesecake Factory.
At the time of filming this video in April 2015, The Cheesecake Factory did not provide nutrition information on their website.
However, in June 2022, the above nutrition information was listed on their website.
Healthier Salad Alternative At The Cheesecake Factory: Skinnylicious Factory Chopped Salad:
Don’t be fooled with the term salad.
As I just showed you, all 6 of the worst salads were over 1,000 calories.
This proves that you can still do major damage to your diet with salad.
To be honest, some of the names of these 1,000+ calorie salads actually do sound pretty healthy.
If you’re going out to eat, it’s best to take 5 minutes to go check out the online nutrition facts on the restaurant’s website.
Better yet, save yourself money, save yourself the calories, and enjoy a nice home cooked meal at home with your family.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.