Are you hungry all the time and frustrated with your weight?
Given the most common food choices, it is no surprise. Fast food, restaurant food and even most of the food in the supermarket can leave you feeling unsatisfied and overweight at the same time.
The problem is that typical choices suffer from low nutrient density. If you eat enough to satisfy your appetite, you get way more calories than you can burn off in a day. Pretty soon the days add up and so do the pounds.
What if there was a diet that let you eat more healthy food, and lose weight? That gave you tons of recipes that readers love? That helped you slim down by activating your natural weight-loss hormones?
That would be the very special program we created in The Fat Resistance Diet.
A key principle of our program is high nutrient density meals. Meals that give you more to chew on. An excellent example is appetite-satisfying salads.
Salads, both as a side dish or as a main dish, are high nutrient density, so they can help you lose weight. The vegetables in salad have a high ratio of nutrition to calories. In other words, you get lots of nutrition for very low calories. High nutrient density dishes such as salad allow you to eat more, satisfy your appetite and stick to a healthy weight loss plan. That is why we have lots of delicious salads in our book.
Two star ingredients of our salads are romaine lettuce and arugula . Both are excellent sources of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant nutrients helpful for maintaining health, and staying young.
Studies indicate that for several hours after you eat a large bowl of fresh lettuce, there may be a significant increase in your blood of
2. Quercetin, a potent bioflavonoid
3. Important phenolics
4. Vitamin C
5. Total antioxidant activity
Arugula is a trendy green leaf found on Italian restaurant menus. It is not only an excellent source of bioflavonoids, but contains calcium. Arugula also has Vitamin A, which helps build immunity, and potassium, important for muscles.
But to get the most nutrition from salad, skip that fat-free dressing, Dr. Galland explains: "Consuming a little healthy oil with vegetables is necessary to absorb carotenoids. I recommend pairing salad with a little bit of healthy dressing made with olive oil, for example."
You can have salad any time of day, even breakfast or brunch, according to Dr. Galland: "Salad goes well with frittatas and omelets for breakfast, and gets you off to a fresh start with vegetables in the morning."
Learn how to eat more and lose weight with The Fat Resistance Diet.