This article focused on the diet aspect of losing weight.
When choosing a healthy weight loss diet, make sure you pick one that is nutritionally balanced and complete.
A balanced and complete diet incorporates large varieties of food from each of the main food groups.
Each food group has different type of nutrition that plays a vital role in helping you to lose weight.
A nutritionally complete and balanced diet will also reduce your cravings for junk food.
Most importantly, a healthy weight loss diet must taste good as well.
It is very difficult to stick with a diet plan if it doesn't taste any good.
You will give up easily and go back to your old habit of eating delicious but unhealthy food.
A healthy weight loss diet meal should be nutritious, tasty and easy to prepare.
Salads easily fit the bill.
There are so many ways to prepare salads; you are only limited by your creativity and imagination.
You can easily make a salad that includes foods from all the different food groups.
Salads are easy to prepare too.
Make a different salad with different ingredients each time, so that you won't get bored and tired of preparing or eating it.
Ensure that your salad provides you with an adequate amount of protein, complex carbohydrates and unsaturated fats.
Please note that I am not advocating salad as the complete meal for weight loss or that you should be eating only salads.
Salads should be part of your long term healthy weight loss diet to give you more varieties and choices for your daily meals.
Here is a great list of food for you to create a custom salad dish that won't leave you feeling unsatisfied and hungry.
You can mix any of the following together and top it up with a low-calorie salad dressing or heart-healthy oil.
Baby spinach leaves Romaine lettuce Cabbage Mixed salad greens Roasted chicken breast slices Lean beef, sliced or cubed Canadian bacon, sliced Smoked salmon Imitation crab meat Boiled shrimp Crumbled cheese Sunflower seeds Dried fruit Tasty fresh herbs Toasted nuts Picking and mixing the ingredients in this list will give you a variety of flavors and keep you from getting bored with salads.
The key is to be creative and adventurous in trying out new and different things every day as a motivation to stick to your healthy weight loss diet.