Shocking Lunches Over 1,000 Calories
Posted by Bonnie Pfiester
As dieters look over the menu, they make 3 mistakes. One, they choose healthy sounding meals like “salads” or “sandwiches” because it sounds “light”. Second, they think anything with chicken and fish that’s not fried must be healthy. Third, they’re under the impression a lunch portion is a lot lower in calories. Although smaller portions are great, and white meat is normally healthier than red meat, your waistline deserves more than just guesses.
Eating out can be dangerous for dieters – but not impossible. I always say “know what you eat, eat what you know“. I’m not sure how you feel about this, but I work way to hard in the gym to throw it all away on one bad guess. So, if I eat out, you bet your bottom dollar I’m going to look up the nutritional information BEFORE I order.
10 High-Calorie Lunches
It’s easy to waste an entire’s day’s caloric budget on one poor lunch choice if you aren’t careful. Look how fast these salads, sandwiches, wraps and lunch portions add up!
- Ruby Tuesday’s Carolina Chicken Salad: 1,047
- Crispers’ Citrus Chicken Wrap: $1,270
- Chili’s Chicken Ranch Sandwhich (without fries): 1,150
- Cheesecake Factory’s Miso Salmon (lunch size): 1,184
- TGI Friday’s Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad: 1,100
- Denny’s Hickory Grilled Chicken Sandwich: 1,020
- Applebee’s Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad: 1,250
- Boston Market’s Turkey BLT Sandwich: 1,030
- P.F. Chang’s Almond & Cashew Chicken with Brown Rice Lunch Bowl: 1,070
- TGI Friday’s Caribbean Chicken Sandwich: 1,170
Tips to Dining Out:
Every single one of the above restaurants had low-calorie choices. It’s up to YOU to find out what those are and to make good choices.
1. Ask your waiter for nutritional information
2. Use an app, like LoseIt app for quick access to popular restuarants
3. Look it up online before you even leave work or home
4. Don’t even look at the menu and just request what you need to eat
5. If you can’t control yourself around a menu, then start packing your lunch
Make good decisions based on knowledge, not guesses – and get results this year!
CLICK HERE to see the Worst Sandwiches by WebMD.
CLICK HERE to see the BEST lunches from The Daily Beast.
About Bonnie PfiesterFitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.
Posted on January 6, 2012, in Diet & Nutrition Tips, PFOODIE, Uncategorized and tagged diet, diet mistakes, dining on a diet, healthy menu, high calorie foods, nutritional information, weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.