You can’t get away from the salad bars, they are everywhere. They are seen at the casinos, local restaurants, and are enjoyed at supermarkets. When you pass the elongated table chilling these options you think that it is a grand idea. The logic is rather simple. Salad is a great alternative to a burger, fries and a soft drink (diet of course), you think. The sobering truth is that salad bars can be loaded with items that will sideline a weight-loss plan. What you add to the plate of vegetables to spruce it up can add up to calories of a fast-food burger, such as a McDonald's Big Mac, which has 540 calories. Adding nuts, creamy salad dressings, bacon bits, cheese and croutons could make a healthy trip to the salad, a mistake. You don’t think it is that bad, but a plate like this can add up to 500 or more calories. No wonder the needle is not moving on the scale in your favor after enjoying a healthy salad. Here are 4 items to avoid at the salad bar.