Fat Bomb #6: Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad
Fat: 51g (16g sat fat)
Order instead: Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich
Fat: 10g (1.5g sat fat)
Wendy’s is another spot where you might be better off skipping salad. Creamy lemon-garlic dressing, Asiago cheese, breaded chicken, and oil-soaked croutons do a number on an innocent bed of lettuce. Instead, grab a grilled chicken sandwich and you’ll cut calories in half and take in a fifth of the fat.
Fat Bomb #7: Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie (Original Size)
Fat: 20g (4.5g sat fat)
Order instead: Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (16 oz)
Fat: 0g (0g sat fat)
Peanut butter is the ultimate post-gym snack, but when it’s done up like dessert—as in, blended with frozen yogurt and chocolate—you might as well stop for a milkshake on your way home. But order Jamba’s Protein Berry Workout Smoothie, made with muscle-building whey protein, and you'll save almost 500 calories and avoid the fat entirely.
A few rules to keep in mind anytime you’re ordering a protein shake outside of your own kitchen: “Ask for nonfat milk, nonfat yogurt, less juice, and more fresh fruit,” advises Gans. “Also, ask for a smaller serving size—if something comes in a 32-oz size, see if you can get 12 oz instead.”