An administrator for a mutual fund management firm, April deals with the written word daily. She loves to write and plans to author a memoir in the near future. April attended Morehead State University to pursue a BA degree in Elementary Education.
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My co-worker, Sue, and I usually go out to lunch once each week. Since both of us are watching our weight, she subscribes to Weight Watcher's and I subscribe to a modified low fat/low carbohydrate plan. We find ourselves choosing the salad bar at a local restaurant. It always astounds me that many people think that if they simply choose the salad bar for lunch or dinner, that they are eating low fat. That is far from true. In fact, many salad bars are really buffet bars, offering sugar and fat-laden options to top perfectly low fat greens.
Consider the following high fat salads, and how you can modify them to maintain their tastiness, yet be completely low fat:
The easiest way to choose a low fat lifestyle is to use an online food tracker, such as the one found at http://www.fitday.com. It is free to sign up and use, and best of all you can input brand name items, or even create your own items. The tracker will let you know how many calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates you are consuming. I like to use the tracker before I go to a restaurant, since I can choose which items from the menu I can eat before I arrive. That way, I know in advance how may calories I will consume with my meal, and I won't need to worry about it.