You may think you made the better choice by ordering a salad than the co-worker scarfing down a burger and fries, but looks can be deceiving. While the leafy green base of your meal is a great start, everything you top it with can add enough calories, sodium and fat to make it just as bad as a fast food meal. Here are the do's and don'ts of adding ingredients to your salad.
Don't add a creamy dressing. Ranch, thousand island, Caesar or blue cheese dressings are often cream- or mayo-based and add a bunch of unneccesary calories.
Do order a vineagrette or olive oil-based dressing on the side. Try dipping your fork in the dressing and then eating a bite of salad rather than pouring it all over the top.