Once you have made the decision to lose weight, you most probably know that you will have to make some adjustment to your life. This will include changing your diet and increasing your level of exercise. If you are worried about the type of food you can and cannot eat then here are two steps that you can introduce into your day to day life that will help.
Replace Lunch with A Tasty Salad
An easy way to introduce salads into your diet is to replace one of your three meals of the day. The easiest meal to change is your lunch. Changing the food that you eat could decrease the amount of calories that you eat without making you feel like you are missing out. If eating salads is a new experience for you, you will want to start off with a basic combination of vegetables.
How To Make A Basic Salad
For a straightforward simple salad, use the following ingredients:
- Iceberg lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red & yellow peppers
- Low calorie, fat free salad dressing
To prepare your salad, wash all the ingredients and cut the lettuce, cucumber and peppers into thin slices. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and use a cheese grater to coarsely grate the carrot. Pour two tablespoons of the salad dressing over all the ingredients and mix together, making sure to coat as much of the vegetables with the dressing. That is all there is to it. Measure out a portion and you have a basic salad for lunch.
Add A Little Variety To The Basic Salad
If you would like to add a little variety and substance to your salad, you can add some cold cuts of meat or boiled eggs. For example, add two slices of ham or turkey slices into the mix, or cut up two boiled eggs and mix into the salad.
If you feel that you may not like the taste of salads, attempting new vegetables is a very good start. If you open up your mind to trying new foods, then you are sure to find some types of salads that will tickle your taste buds. The next time you go to the supermarket, do not walk past the vegetable aisle. Take a look at the vast array of things that are on offer and don’t be afraid to add one or two new things to your shopping trolley.
If you need more information, look online for some ideas or check out the cookery books packed with delicious salad ideas.
It is possible to make a salad into a tasty nutritional meal without having to consume too many calories.
The secret to losing weight successfully and keeping it off is to introduce foods that are healthy, filling and contain fewer calories. Take your time to find the foods that you enjoy and you will definitely see some great success in your weight loss journey.