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The Right Salad May Help You Eat Less

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  • I find it hard to start a meal with a salad. It's just not the way I was brought up. In my Italian family, salad was always served after the main meal, to aid in digestion. I do however eat lots of salads as my main meal and include nuts and some protein. It may be a higher calorie salad, but it is nutritious. I don't worry so much about the calories as much as how nutritionally dense it is. - 8/6/2014 5:44:42 PM
  • #womenlaughingwithsalad - 2/13/2014 9:39:59 PM
  • I've been trying to increase the "crunch factor" by incorporating chopped celery and sugar snap pea pods into my salads, as opposed to high-calorie croutons. It is tasty and lets me have even more veggies. - 2/12/2014 1:45:12 PM
  • AZURE-SKY
    Skip the fat-free dressings and use real olive or canola oil with a flavorful vinegar & some spices. Fat-free dressings are full of sugar and chemicals.

    The oil will help to absorb the nutrients in your foods better, and will help you stay full longer. - 2/12/2014 10:25:34 AM
  • Interesting info. Thanks for sharing - 1/29/2014 5:59:47 AM
  • I will allow for all the above additions BUT make the salad my only meal.I may even add a small amount of meat also but there again it it my total meal not a starter to the main meal and I don't use any cheese products as that is pure fat even the lo-fat cheese is too much in a salad. - 1/20/2014 10:12:24 AM
  • I will have to start eating my salad first - 1/20/2014 9:01:21 AM
  • Thanks for the article. I often eat a large salad that is never satifing then end up eating a large meal. I guess that is why Im in the shape am in. I will try it!! - 1/4/2014 7:06:19 AM
  • I am wondering what the tip was on keeping lettuce fresh I missed it. - 9/24/2013 5:45:29 PM
  • I remember in the past, I ate salads everyday for lunch, and my normal breakfast and dinner, I lost 37lbs. Most I've lost ever! - 3/19/2013 10:02:18 PM
  • Good article and the helpful suggestion on preserving lettuce is something I will try. As a vegetarian I have salad before dinnern3-5 times per week . I now have my hypothesis confirmed. An 8 oz glass of pure fruit juice can satiate you before meals also. S if you find your self starving while preparing meals, sip a glass of fresh juice instead, dilute with water if necessary. - 3/19/2013 12:24:08 PM
  • This is a great reminder! I ate salad almost every day - usually just lettuce, a few veggies, and some low cal homemade dressing - with lunch, and sometimes with dinner, in December. December was when I lost the most weight so far!

    Gotta say though, even more than the article, I'm excited about MOM2EM1's tip for keeping lettuce fresh. I'm trying that this weekend, thank you!! - 3/19/2013 12:03:53 PM
  • BERTEEW
    I enjoyed the article very much. It gave me a much needed confirmation that salads do help curb your appetite. My husband will not eat any fresh vegetables so I have to make 2 menus every day, so I have learned that my Tupperware containers are essential to keeping all my veggies fresh for days longer. My Romaine lettuce and Spinach keep much longer and as I cut my veggies for portion control, the other halves stay fresher longer in the Tupperware. Thanks for these refresher articles. - 3/19/2013 11:39:40 AM
  • I always have a salad with my meal, but just add lemon juice or balsamic vinegar and a few chopped herbs as it saves calories on the dressing. - 3/19/2013 10:42:41 AM
  • I have IBS, so starting meals with a salad is not a great idea for me due to the digestive issues it would cause. Therefore, I will often have a small bowl of a homemade vegetable soup instead and that serves the same purpose. - 3/19/2013 10:19:51 AM

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