Limit The Salad Dressing, When Eating Out Or At Home.
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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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Getting salad dressing on the side is a no brainer when trying to eat better, but often the containers they bring out contain more dressing than they would have put on the salad in the first place! Dip your fork into your dressing before getting a bit of salad. That way every bite has a bit of dressing, but you save lots of calories. I can generally eat an entire dinner salad with 1 tsbp (or less) of dressing this way.
When I order a tossed salad in a restaurant, or when making it at home, I have my salad dressing on the side. Before each bite of salad I dip the fork prongs barely in the dressing. Then pick up some salad. You use very little dressing and still taste it with every bite.
I abhor low cal salad dressings. I wanted to keep the full flavor of my favorite creamy style dressing but not all the calories. In order to give me that ability I measure out 1 tsp of salad dressing, then I dip the tines of my fork in the salad dressing and pick up a bite of salad. I get a taste of my yummy salad dressing in each bite and use no more than a teaspoon of salad dressing, in fact, usually I use less than that!
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