Fried Chicken vs. Steak
You're in the mood for comfort food. One 6-ounce breast from KFC has 360 calories, 5 grams of saturated fat and 1,080 milligrams of sodium. A same-size fillet (about one and a half decks of cards) from Outback Steakhouse has just 218 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat and 206 milligrams of sodium, making it a much better choice. But because no one orders a piece of meat by itself, says Jibrin, typical side dishes make both these choices similarly diet-busting. Adding mashed potatoes and cole slaw to your chicken means 810 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat. A fillet with mashed potatoes and a salad with blue cheese dressing has 902 calories and a whopping 21 grams of saturated fat.