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10 ways you can get fat from eating salad

Men's Fitness Logo By AMI of Men's Fitness | Slide 1 of 10: OK, everyone knows creamy dressings like ranch and bleu cheese aren’t exactly health foods, but if they help you get down a salad, they can’t be all that bad, right? Wrong. Order one of these dressings in a restaurant and you could wind up topping your greens with more than 340 calories and 5 grams of saturated fat, says Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., author of Plant-Powered for Life. Vinaigrettes are generally a safer choice, but if you absolutely cannot stomach a salad sans ranch, try this trick: Order your dressing on the side, dip your fork spears into the dressing, and then stab up some leaves. You’ll end up using less dressing than you would if you dipped your salad into the side dish and way less than if you poured the whole thing on top of your salad.

1. Creamy Dressing

OK, everyone knows creamy dressings like ranch and bleu cheese aren’t exactly health foods, but if they help you get down a salad, they can’t be all that bad, right? Wrong. Order one of these dressings in a restaurant and you could wind up topping your greens with more than 340 calories and 5 grams of saturated fat, says Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., author of Plant-Powered for Life. Vinaigrettes are generally a safer choice, but if you absolutely cannot stomach a salad sans ranch, try this trick: Order your dressing on the side, dip your fork spears into the dressing, and then stab up some leaves. You’ll end up using less dressing than you would if you dipped your salad into the side dish and way less than if you poured the whole thing on top of your salad.

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