okay before we get into this - if you're gonna jump in the comments saying i shouldn't be bashing salad just don't. save both of us the hassle of it 😂
now - salads are great. i'm a big fan. they offer a great portion size for reasonable calories and are filling as f*#k. but please don't fall under the illusion that it fits your goals just because it's a salad. i know it's hard, as soon as you hear salad you think diet and vice versa, but hear me out.
now for the sake of this post i'm gonna pick on @chopped.ie - but let it be said i'm actually a big fan of theirs. but let's take a look at their dubliner caesar salad bowl.
442 calories is a pretty decent total considering the volume of food you get in the bowl. but this is just the standard salad without a drop of dressing or a single extra. want to add the recommended dressing? 192 calories (assuming you get a standard serving and not a wave of the stuff). throw a few pine nuts in for texture? 191 calories. bringing you up to about 825 calories give or take - with no real increase in volume at all.
as a comparison - a big mac, medium fries and a diet coke will bring you in at 845 calories. and no, i'm not saying that the big mac is a "healthy" choice. but we're not talking about health, we're talking about f*t loss/gain - which comes down to (say it with me) calories.
the point is - just because it's a salad doesn't mean it's going to fit your goals. you can't just lash on whatever you want. you always need to be mindful of your total calorie intake. think of it this way - you wouldn't eat a big mac 3 times a week if you were trying to lose weight would you? ...
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Day 141: i feel like i combat every bad eating decision with a large salad. not because i’m afraid of the calories consumed but i know my digestion’s gonna be wrecked and proper digestion is such an underrated thing. like whoever said “nothing taste as good as skinny feels” has clearly never had healthy digestive tract. i got 99 problems and things going out of wack cause about half of that so. say yes to greens.
yesterday my niece and nephew ate a tree (broccoli) and nearly threw up at the restaurant we were at because green isn’t exactly the color scheme of choice when it comes to food. i like to think i’m gonna be that hard a*s mom who is making their kids drink green smoothing for breakfast every morning but like you know, probably not.
so for right now i’m going to inhale this deliciously large, boring bowl of salad. make good decisions my friends.