I am 28 and I talk about it all the time! [:D]
So you mention that you eat a McDs Asian Chicken Salad. So I looked up the nutrition on their very good website. The ingredients they list for even just the grilled chicken breast made me cringe with all the transfats,additives, preservatives, and other things that dont really classify as healthy in my mind. The ingredients for the glaze and liquid margarine to cook the chicken are just as bad.
What is nutritional is certainly debated long and hard, and I am not making any judgements at all. But for me, pure ingredients with a bit more calories strike me as a lot healthier than something that needs to be manipulated to get a good calorie count. Just my take on it.
Also I looked up the calorie/fat content of Schlotzky’s corned beef sandwich. Not the best by far, but the benefit of big companies is that they have good websites with detailed nutritional info. A regualr corned beef sandwich without dressing from Schlotsky’s (12.4oz) has 593 calories and 12g of fat. The grilled Asian Chicken Salad from MCD’s (12oz) has 290 calories with 10g of fat.