Myth: Eat Salads, Lose Weight

Truth: While veggies are low in calories, all the toppings are not.

Consider this: two cups of mesclun greens is just 10 calories! But when you start adding feta (90 calories), walnuts (93 calories), bacon bits (50 calories), chicken salad (139 calories), dried cranberries (46 calories), croutons (100 calories), hard-boiled egg (78 calories), avocado (114 calories), and a healthy drizzle of dressing (76 calories), your healthy lunch is pushing 800 calories! Eating a big salad once a day for lunch or dinner is a great way to lose weight since the veggies are high in filling fiber — just be mindful of all those high-calorie toppings.

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