Have you been eating salad after salad while trying to lose a few extra pounds, only to find that it's not working? I used to do that as well. I'll give you a few things to think about. 1) What protein do you include with your salad; 2) What fat are you enjoying with your salad?
First, the protein. Every body needs protein. You may ask what protein you can include in your salad, here's a few ideas: tuna, steak, chicken, shrimp, eggs, ham, turkey, pork. Who cares if it's unconventional, if you like it, include it in your salad.
Second, the fat. Every body needs fat. Some nutrients can only be absorbed with fat. Fat is digested more slowly by your body, it keeps you satisfied longer. Fat is flavorful, for example, butter tastes better (to most people) than margarine. A marbled steak tastes better ... what is that marble ... fat.
I'll offer you this...a LITTLE technical, read it several times. I'm taking this from my study guide for my Personal Fitness Trainer certificate: When eaten alone, carbohydrates (lettuce, vegetables) leave the stomach most rapidly (within one hour or faster), followed by protein (which takes about two hours) and then fat (taking three to five hours to leave the stomach). So the next time you decide to eat a salad, add some protein and a little fat (i.e, olive oil, canola oil).
I'll give you this from my personal experience. From time to time, I eat cottage cheese for a quick breakfast. I was eating fat-free cottage cheese, it didn't taste really good and I found that by mid-morning I was HUNGRY. Once I got past the "it has to be fat-free" mind block, I bought 2% or 4% cottage cheese - amazingly I was not hungry until lunch time. The fat in the cottage cheese kept me satisfied longer.
Don't take my word for it, give it a try yourself...add some good protein and fat to your next salad or meal.
Check out item #5 in this link...http://news.consumerreports.org/health/2012/12/ditch-the-fat-free-salad-dressing-and-other-tips-for-cooking-healthier-in-2013.html