This is really working for me. The salad, a salad without meat, cheese, and oil-based salad dressing should be the main course. Other foods are side dishes, only to comprise a small amount of the calories being consumed.
Trust me, it works!
Dr. Fuhrman wrote a great plan called Eat to Live. It's endorsed by Dr. Oz, who wrote the forward for the book. Dr. Fuhrman suggests the salad approach, which works beautifully for me.