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5 Diet Myths That Make You Gain Weight (Page 6)

5. Myth #5: It’s Always a Good Idea to Go with the Salad

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Myth #5: It’s Always a Good Idea to Go with the Salad.

Truth: “Salads trip up many of my clients,” Anne Daly, R.D., director of nutrition and diabetes education at the Springfield Diabetes & Endocrine Center in Springfield, Illinois, told EatingWell’s advisor Dr. Johnson. Most of us could use more vegetables—so what’s not to love? In a word, toppings. The pecans and Gorgonzola cheese on Panera Bread’s Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (580 calories, 30 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat), for instance, propel it into double-cheeseburger territory. A McDonald’s double cheeseburger has 440 calories, 23 grams fat, 11 grams saturated fat. Discover 6 More “Healthy” Foods That Really Aren’t.

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