When I go out to eat, which I do very often, I always feel better about myself when I order a salad or grilled chicken of some sort...but I guess I should feel worse!

I decided I would look up the nutritional information on some of the salads I order at chain restaurants and compare the calorie intake on them to McDonald's and Burger King!

I was extremely surprised to find out the amount of calories that I actually have been consuming.

Nutritional Facts: Applebee's, Friday's, McDonald's, Burger King, and The Cheesecake Factory.

  • Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

    This Applebee's chicken salad has 1,390 calories.

  • Applebee's Grilled Shrimp 'N Spinach Salad

    This Applebee's salad has 1,060 calories.

  • Friday's Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich

    Even this grilled chicken sandwich alone, with no side, is 1,140 calories.

  • Friday's Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

    This salad is 1,080 calories.

  • McDonald's Big Mac

    This Big Mac has only 550 calories. That is half of the salads.

  • McDonald's French Fries

    A medium size fry from McDonalds is 380 calories.

  • Burger King Double Whopper

    This Double Whopper from Burger King is 950 calories.

  • Cheesecake Factory's Crispy Chicken Costoletta

    This meal USED to be my all time favorite meal...until I looked up the calories in it! Three chicken breasts, with asparagus and mashed potatoes, for 2,610 calories!!!