To start off with, I should let it be known- I hate vegetables. If I liked them, then maybe losing weight wouldn't be such a problem with me! I don't like salad, cucumbers, green beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower... basically anything. It's sad, really, I just never liked them. I'm a texture eater as well as taste, and I feel that salad just tastes like nothing, which makes me want to gag.
I went to the grocery store last night after I ate dinner (because you're supposed to go shopping when you're not hungry) and I headed immediately for the fruit section. I could SURVIVE on fruit, let me tell you. Absolutely love it. If I could get away with it I probably would, but I need the protein. As it happens, the fruit is right next to the vegetables, so I stared for a while while picking out a good cantaloupe. I caved. I decided that I needed to try eating a salad again. I stood in front of the different types of pre-bagged lettuces and stared. For like 10 minutes. I don't know ANYTHING about salad. So I grabbed what looked familiar- iceberg lettuce. I then started thinking of what to put ON the salad. The vinaigrette dressings were right there next to the salad so I browsed through them and chose an Italian dressing that only had 90 calories per serving. Then I walked by the Organic section... and hit the mother load.
I found a salad dressing that is Sugar Free, Fat Free, and Calorie Free. Honest to God.
It's from Walden Farms- this is Italian dressing, but my husband chose Ranch, and they have blue cheese as well as several others. I'm ecstatic to find this. With this in mind, I was even happier to try salad, because I knew that I would want to eat more dressing than normal. You know, to hide the non-taste of the lettuce.
Today I tried my salad, and I put probably two cups of lettuce in a bowl. I then put about a quarter cup of cheese and then a little bit of sunflower seeds. Then I drizzled some dressing.
I ate all but probably half a cup, because I realized I just need more on it. I'm not a small girl, and I need the calories and the sustenance. So, I'm going to try salad again in a couple of days and this time I'm going to add chicken to it, and maybe a different type of lettuce. Maybe romaine? What is recommended?