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Eat a Salad Before Your Meal to Cut Back Calories

Healthy Eating Tip: Eat a Salad First


I'm always looking for ways to fill up on good stuff so I don't stuff myself with the bad stuff. One tip that really works for me is to always eat a small salad before eating dinner. I don't allow myself to eat anything else before finishing my salad, which means by the time I get around to my main meal I've already loaded up on veggies. What's more? Half the time I find myself fuller quicker and I'm not as likely to overeat on the less healthy items that usually come with the main course — this means fewer calories too. Plus eating more salad increases your intake of vitamins C, E, B6, and folic acid — key nutrients in promoting health.

Fit's Tip: Skip the dressing altogether or opt for something light — I like to use a little balsamic vinegar.

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