Hidden Calorie Bombs to Avoid at Restaurants

For most of us, going out to eat is a special experience. We’ll try things we ordinarily wouldn’t, both exotic and rich, and we usually don’t have regrets in the morning. But if we’re going to choose which foods are worth the caloric price, we need to know how much that bill is going to be beforehand.

Unfortunately, there is no nutritional data next to the Cordon Bleu so you can only speculate as to how they are preparing food.To help, I hereby present The 5 Most Common Hidden Calorie Bombs:

1. Soups, and in particular anything bisque. People see soup and they think “Oh, that’s got to be healthy.” The reality is that in 90% of restaurant’s soups are loaded with fat and cholesterol. In fact, Quiznos’s Mushroom Bisque has 11 grams of fat per cup. That’s 17% of your RDA.

I wouldn’t label it an empty effort, that’s why restaurant soup is usually so much better than the stuff you make at home. But be aware that substituting soup for a salad is not the healthier choice.