I have salads for lunch every day, and I’m still not los...
I have salads for lunch every day, and I’m still not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?
Dietitian In Punjab
First of all, you should not have the same thing for lunch every day. In the same way you change your exercise routine to challenge different muscles and keep yourself from getting bored, you should do the same with your meals. It helps keep your metabolism in high gear.
The word salad in a meal automatically makes it a healthy or low-calorie choice. To figure out how your salad ranks, start by taking an inventory of what you’ve put in your bowl: what kinds of toppings, how much dressing, and how big is it? A good rule to follow when eating a salad is to fill it with unlimited veggies, like kale, spinach, romaine, arugula, or mesclun. Avoid peas and corn, as those tend to be starchy. Watch the extras such as cheese, nuts, seeds, crunchy things (like wontons, noodles) and dried fruits (raisins, craisins). Get a full-fat dressing (you need fat to absorb the most nutrients) on the side and stick to two tablespoons or less.