Healthy Salads, Really?

Restaurants are capitalizing on America's love affair with salads. Tempting you with sound good options, like popcorn chicken, artisan cheese, fresh fruit, and "crunchy" toppings. Take a closer look and you'll find breaded, processed, fried chicken, fatty cheeses, fruits loaded with extra sugar and buttery croutons all drowning under too much dressing. Not all salads are created equally.
It's sneaky, but we can fight back. Metabolic patients learn at a very early stage what really makes a healthy, well-balanced salad.
Let's take a closer look at some popular offenders:
Baja Salad
540 Calories
32g Fat
34g Carbs
1600mg Sodium

Macaroni Grill
Seared Sea Scallop Salad
1320 Calories
91g Fat
40g Carbs
2860mg Sodium


Olive Garden
Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad
610 Calories
40g Fat
19g Carbs
1230mg Sodium

Nutritional information was gathered from each restaurant's posted information.

Lorqess | New Diet Drug


Lorcaserin Hydrochloride
Lorqess was approved by an FDA advisory group last week. For more information read the next article.

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Lorquess (New Diet Pill)

Lorcaserin Hydrochloride (Arena)

An FDA advisory panel voted 18 to 4 in favor of the new weight loss drug Lorquess.

FDA Panel Gives Nod to New Diet Drug

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee has voted 18-4, with one abstention, in favor of approving lorcaserin hydrochloride (Lorqess) as the first new weight-loss drug in more than a decade.
The FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee on Thursday afternoon voted that the benefits of lorcaserin outweigh its risks, despite the modest weight loss provided by the drug and a lack of data to rule out heart valve issues. If approved, lorcaserin would be an option for those with a BMI of 30 or more, or a BMI of 27 with comorbidities related to obesity.

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