A chef's salad is a typical dish of mixed greens, vegetables, meats (ham, turkey, and bacon), cheese, and hard-boiled eggs topped with dressing.
Chef's salads are healthful, but eating too many or with high-calorie dressings might cause weight gain. Salads containing calorie-dense meats, cheeses, and creamy sauces can be very high in calories.
"Deli meats, cheese, and creamy dressings boost salad calories. These components are rich in calories and add up rapidly, resulting in a larger calorie consumption than expected. Cheese, eggs, and creamy sauces may make a salad heavy in saturated fats, which can cause weight gain and other health problems.
To enjoy a chef's salad without gaining weight, watch portion sizes, use lean protein, add lots of veggies, and use lighter dressings or less. Sabat advises adding a variety of healthful salads to lose weight.
"When dieting, salads with lots of vegetables, lean proteins like grilled chicken or tofu, healthy fats like avocado or almonds, and light sauces like vinaigrettes are best.