Weight loss tip: Eat More Greens

Weight Loss Tip 69 - Eat More GreensWeight Loss Tip 69 - Eat More Greens

Greens are slimming and filling.  

Weight Loss Tip 69 - Eat More Greens

Weight Loss Tip 69 – Eat More Greens

Fresh green salad

Fresh green salad

Green foods such as lettuce, broccoli, and spinach are low and calories, filling, and slimming.  Green salads are a healthful addition to any diet, as long you do not smother it in dressing.  Instead of dressing, consider adding a twist of lemon juice instead of dressing or add vinegar and shallots with minimal olive.  If you cut the amount of oil, you are cutting the fat calories.   Most leafy vegetables provide lots of nutrients in a very low-calorie serving.  Adding a side of mixed greens or a main-dish salad to your daily regimen in place of higher-calorie foods will go far toward helping you lose weight. But don’t be tricked into thinking all salads are created equal, or that eating food like salad every day frees you to indulge in unhealthy foods.

If you are having chicken or steak, consider adding a side of mixed greens to help increase the volume of your meal and make it more filling.  You can also have salad as your main-dish in place of higher-calorie foods.  The greens will go far toward helping you lose weight and increase satiety.  Add a little cheese and chicken to your salad to make you meal complete and make it digest slower.    

The bottom line: Greens are low in calories and very filling.  They are the perfect diet food as long as you do not add high-calorie dressing or bacon fat.  

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I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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