TODAY | October 17, 2012
>>> this morning on eat this, not that, healthy sounding foods that are not very healthy for you. when you look at a menu, what you see is not always what you get. the author of "eat this, not that 2013 , the no weight loss diet solution." great to see you.
>> great to see you, math.
>> you see the word wrap on a menu and rollup on the menu and you think healthy. not always the case.
>> and when studies show you think a food is healthy, you underestimate the call rigs by 40%. and food marketers take advantage of this. they add fruits and vegetables and try to make it sound slim and sexy but it's anything but.
>> you always bring great examples. we don't pick on people because we give healthier alternatives at the same places. be a bees oriental chicken rollup. sounds good.
>> sounds healthy, but it's basically a carb snuggie for your food. it's got 1,240 calories. okay. that's basically three meals. it's got 62 grams of fat. half a day's worth of saturated fat .
>> show the equivalent.
>> a full day's worth of sodium and this is the equivalent. nine crunchy taco bell tacos right there.
>> applebees has a healthier alternative, creamy parmesan chicken.
>> you do this once a week over the course of a year you'll lose 12 pounds. you have a nice creamy au gratin parmesan sauce, mushroom rice pilaf and spinach, a great alternative from there.
>> let's move on to california pizza kitchen , asparagus and spin ash spagatini, you've got chicken, asparagus and spinach, sounds health.
>> it's floating on a sea of carbs, ends up being 1,300 calories and the equivalent of these 40 cheese pizza rolls, okay?
>> all right. that's a bad thing.
>> that's a bad thing. again, it's three meals. it's three meals in one.
>> better at california pizza kitchen , the shrimp scampi fettuccine zucchini.
>> you're saving 800 calories and a bunch of saturated fat and sodium, too.
>> let's move on to ihop , okay? ihop 's chicken and spinach salad . i was reading about this last night. how do they get 1,500 calories in that?
>> i don't know. have you to work really, really hard to ruin a salad and ihop has worked really, really hard. request a seat by the defibrillator mat. this 1,
500-calorie dish is the equivalent of ten twinkies.
>> come to poppa.
>> and that's two grams of trans fats in it, too, so they are cooking with that.
>> ihop simple and fit grilled balsamic glazed chicken.
>> only 440 calories. you end up losing 1,000 calories.
>> 90 grams of fat you save and 1,400 milligrams of salt. that's pretty good.
>> a huge, huge, huge difference.
>> all right. finally, cheesecake factory grilled chicken and avocado club. it didn't sound bad on paper. it doesn't look good on the plate.
>> no, no, it's called a club because they beat you over the head with both fat and salt. you know, this is basically fat to the fourth power. you've got the bacon, the avocado, the swiss, the mayo. it's just multiplying your middle.
>> so them what they will get, dave.
>> we've got 1,560 calories or 52 cups of buttered popcorn .
>> all right.
>> and the healthy sounding sandwich that isn't.
>> go to cheesecake factory order their factory burger, and you're actually going to get a lot less.