To ideally keep weight, energy levels and the aging process in check, make one meal a day a salad loaded with:
1. As many different vegetables as you can find. Studies now show that variety IS essential, so don’t stick with the same spinach salad and call it a day.
2. 6-8 ounces of lean protein. A can of water packed tuna is easy to find, or go for grilled chicken or fish, some turkey or even some strips of lean beef. Just make sure that the protein is prepared with no additional fat as it has enough fat in the protein already.
3. VERY low calorie dressing. I use balsamic vinegar or one of the very low calories variety. Don’t make a salad then douse it with a lot of dressing, even the low-fat variety, and trick yourself into believing you are eating a low cal meal because you are NOT.
So, make it a point, either at lunch or dinner, to do this for the next week. I do it all the time and it works.