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How Salads Help With Weight Loss

A Salad a Day Keeps the Weight at Bay

Instead of cutting food out of your diet, start adding healthy foods in! A salad can be one of the easiest ways to lose weight and make a noticeable difference in your body. Start eating salad at least once a day and see what health benefits it brings you. Here are just a few reasons to start today.

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Increases fiber: The fact that salads and leafy greens contain fiber is nothing new. The benefits of fiber on your waistline, however, is news. In addition to lowering cholesterol levels and preventing constipation, fiber keeps you feeling fuller, longer.

Cut calories: When made right, salads can cut significant calories from your daily total. Since they are full of fiber and often lower in carbohydrates, begin your meal with one. By the time you get to your main entrée, you'll eat less of it because you are already satisfied from the salad. Even ordering a salad as the entrée can keep you slim. Get creative by putting protein such as chicken or hard-boiled eggs on top, and order the dressing on the side so that you can control what amount goes in.

Get more veggies: Remembering to eat your daily dose of fruits and veggies can go by the wayside during a busy day. By eating a salad at least once, you can ensure that you're getting your serving by filling a plate of greens with all types of produce. Salads are an easy way to mix and match fruits or veggies because you can get a whole variety in just one bowl. Aim for different colors and tastes for the most fulfilling salad ever.

Eat good fats: Contrary to popular belief, salads can actually help you get healthy fats in your diet. Unlike the fatty dressings and cheeses that have given salads a bad rap, there are a lot of good-for-you healthy options. Avocados and nuts can be the best gateway to these smart fats — watch your serving size when adding these fats into your meal. Olive oil can serve as a wonderful dressing for its taste, simplicity, and nutritional components. Mix it with flavors like garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a guilt-free dressing.

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