One of these salads has 330 more calories than the other, and the reason is behind many weight loss problems.
- The image of two salads contains a large difference in calories
- Nutritionist reveals the importance of portion sizes and ingredients
A nutritionist has revealed how adding a single ingredient can add hundreds of calories to your meal.
Bec Miller shared two images of a fresh salad that looked identical, but one had an extra 330 calories.
“A super simple but very common mistake that I have seen made by women who try everything (to lose weight) and do not see results is this. They’re (accidentally) over-consuming the healthy stuff! she wrote on Instagram.
One salad had 490 calories and the other had a whopping 790 calories, the only difference being that the latter had more grilled chicken and olive oil.
Bec said this mistake often prevents thousands of people from achieving their fitness and weight loss goals, and highlights the importance of portion control.
Bec Miller shared two images of a fresh salad that looked identical to each other, but one had an extra 330 calories.
“While I ALWAYS stress the importance of healthy fats and protein at every meal to help you feel full, of course, portion control with them is just as important if you’re looking to lose weight,” Bec wrote.
The image of the lowest calorie bowl contained 140g of roasted chicken and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, while the other had 175g of roasted chicken and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
“While I ALWAYS stress the importance of healthy fats and protein at every meal to fill you up, of course, portion control with them is just as important if you’re looking to lose weight,” Bec wrote.
‘Honestly, I would have to say this is one of the most ‘a-ha’ moments women get when they follow my meal plans!’
One salad had 490 calories (left) and the other had a whopping 790 calories (right), the only difference being that the latter had more grilled chicken and olive oil.
Bec recommends using a calorie-counting app or following a three-week body reset program.
In comments on the Instagram post, others pointed out the difference in serving sizes and thanked Bec for sharing the recipe idea.
‘I started this week and the food is delicious! Planning is important, but it’s worth it,” wrote one.
“Actually, I made something similar, but I don’t like avocados, so I went with some cottage cheese or sometimes I add low-fat mozzarella cheese,” added another.
Bec’s Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe
- 1 cup of roasted chicken
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 cups of lettuce or vegetables of choice
- approx. 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
- 4-6 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Cook the chicken and mix all the ingredients
37g of protein
6 g net carbs