Are You Making These Dieting Mistakes?
You always choose the salad
Contrary to popular belief, heading for the salad bar may not be your best option.
Salads may not contain enough carbohydrates to help control hunger hormones, according to Villacorta. He suggests a healthy soup and sandwich instead, or tossing a serving of brown rice, lentils, or garbanzo beans into your greens. And beware of high-calorie salad bar additions like blue cheese and candied walnuts.
Add enough of those and "you may as well just have a burger," he says.
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