Excellent 5 minute video on how we easily misconstrue calorie values just because we think it “sounds” healthy. Mike is a great follow and simplifies nutrition for novices and experts alike. Here is my quick take:
  1. Didn’t know the salad was that high in calories (even considering all of the fixings)
  2. Don’t let this get you down: Proper nutrition is a marathon. The more you learn and experience, the more knowledge base you have to make decisions on the food your eat. At first a goal might be to get rid of soda. If that’s the case, the “Juice” he talks about might be a good option. Even though the calories are the same, the sugar is from a better source, there is less sugar, and you are avoiding some of the other chemicals found in sodas. On the other hand, if your goal is to cut calories by not drinking soda but having the juice instead, then Mike is obviously right on.
  3. Always be on the lookout for what works for you as you learn to make better decisions. My #1 rule for nutrition is do what you think you will be able to sustain and make small adjustments rather than large drastic ones. Staying consistent with this philosophy will get you to your goals.