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Most nachos end up with just a bit of beans, etc on each chip, equaling lots of chips! Instead. make you toppings on a plate, and use a fork to pile the toppings on each chip. You get your good stuff, and chips--and fill up with less fat and salt, as a chip will hold more than it can scoop, so you use fewer chips. you'll never miss them!
Try reducing your sodium/salt intake to less than 1000mg per day for 7-10 days. You'll notice a jump in weight loss which is mainly water but the scale doesn't fluctuate and the puffiness in your face and limbs goes away!
SparkPeople has a low salt team and plenty of low sodium recipes. After about 14 days, your palate gets used to low sodium and you don't miss it. Use a high quality balsamic vinegar to add the tang that salt usually provides.
Before eating a big meal, start with a small salad (hold the dressing). You'll be fuller faster while eating your meal and comsume far less calories. And it helps you get in your five daily servings of veggies!4
If you really miss your dressing, try the Salad Spritzers which ony have two calories a spray or replace it with garlic salt.
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