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Salad as the main dish

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 9th, 2013

For years, I have advised my patients and readers to make salad the main dish, and here’s why.

Eating large salads is an effective weight loss strategy. Raw leafy greens contain less than 100 calories per pound, so you can eat huge quantities of these healthful foods with almost no caloric impact. Leafy greens and other raw vegetables are bulky and rich in fiber, which promotes satiety and blunts appetite. For those that desire to lose large amounts of weight, eating a large salad at the start of lunch and dinner is extremely helpful. It has been shown in scientific studies that women who started their lunch with salads consumed fewer calories from the rest of the meal; plus, larger salads had greater calorie-reducing effects.

For the complete article see the 07-10-2013 issue.

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