Think fast; when I say diet food what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?
…..maybe bland, tasteless, cardboard…..but aside from that…..salad right? We women love salads when it comes time to think about weight loss.
More often than not though, I find my clients are making one of two mistakes which are both equally detrimental in moving you closer to your weight loss goals:
- They are eating salads so loaded with stuff like cheese, bacon, croutons, creamy dressings, nuts and loads of fruit, that they have as many calories as a cheeseburger. None of those ingredients are off limits, but there needs to be a balance.
- They are eating salads that are too skimpy. Eating a huge bowl of veggies is great, you should definitely do that. But if ALL you eat is a huge bowl of veggies for lunch, chances are you are going to be quite hungry in an hour or so and if you don’t have another healthy meal around, you could be tempted to check out what is in the breakroom or on the receptionist desk.
Salads can add great variety to your diet you just gotta do it right.
Today I have 3 delicious salad recipes that are balanced in protein, carbs and healthy fat.