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.
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(I live alone, so this is easy for me.) Prep your meal...have everything ready to go. Then, make & eat your first course - salad or soup - & THEN cook & eat your main course. By the time you eat the main course, you will begin to feel full from the salad (or soup) & naturally eat less.
Even when making a roast or other such longer cooking meat, don't slice it until you have eaten your first course. Meal will be hot & you body will start to send the signals to your brain that you are not as hungry as you were.
Every time we plan supper, and have salad, I change up the salad depending on what the main dish is. We vary the kinds of greens, add craisins, celery, or what have you to make it different. I also decide on the dressing based on the main course. It alleviates boredom and is soo good! 140
Limit the salad dressing, when eating out or at home.
I order salad as a main course when eating out and it is a meal for me at home. I limit the amount of salad dressing I use by ordering it on the side and using my fork to dip into the dressing then into the salad, it really cuts the calories from crossing you lips and to the tummy.
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