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Six tips to make a salad for weight watchers

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Jakarta | Sat, November 4, 2017 | 09:07 am
Six tips to make a salad for weight watchers

For a more healthy diet, you can simply add all kinds of greens into a bowl then toss them all together. (Shutterstock/File)

We all want to lose weight, but some of us seem to be unable to lose any fat with our current daily intake of food.

So, as compiled by Reader’s Digest, here are six simple dietary tricks to lose more fat by eating salads. 

Opt for oil-based salad dressing

Nutrients are mainly fat soluble, so they need fat to be processed, but not too much fat of course.

Recent studies showed that unsaturated fatty acids trim out some body fat. You can even trim out even more fat if you add some vinegar to that oil dressing.

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Optimal health mix-up

For a more healthy diet, you can simply add all kinds of greens into a bowl then toss them all together. It can be any of the greens: romaine, basil, parsley, radicchio, iceberg, spinach, and more. You won’t even need dressing with all those flavors tossed around.

They are also chock-full of antioxidants that are good for your health and complexion. 

Cheese is actually good

No, cheese is not bad for those of you who are on a diet. Cheese helps you burn fat, maintains your weight, and keeps you from getting those short-term hunger pangs, but it would be best to say that cheese is better eaten in moderate amounts. 

Lean size of protein

Whatever protein you choose for your salad -- chicken, salmon, tofu, beef, nuts, etc. -- there will be less fat in your body. But you should also watch out for meats that are high in calories.

A lean piece of meat will do just fine for your salad without giving you extra weight.

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Toss more of them together

They say that vitamins and minerals complement each other, and when combined, their tastes amplify each other’s. This is called the synergistic effect. Why not try it out for yourselves?

Toss the salad you’ve made together to add more greens and fruits for a more succulent salad.

Don’t use croutons

Like the crunchy croutons for your salad? Unfortunately, they’re non-nutritious and causes high blood sugar.

There are better alternatives for the crouton’s crunch, such as nuts and seeds or even a more crunchy vegetable. But if you’re still not satisfied with your salad, use more filling carbohydrates like quinoa and brown rice -- both have been shown to trim body fat. (ezr/kes)

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