Use a fork to help you cut down on the calories

Use a fork to help you add dressing to your salad, by dipping it lightly into the dressing and then picking up the salad ingredients before directing them to your mouth. Doing this will enable you to have a far lesser amount of dressing as opposed to pouring the dressing on top of your salad.

If you tend to eat out on a regular basis then you should consider adopting this technique else you could be increasing the caloric value of your meal. Your daily calorie count will also rise and, if you are not burning it off, you will gain weight.

You will have nothing to lose except calories! The flavour and taste of the salad dressing will still be there. Savour it and enjoy it without having to worry about piling on the weight.

Choose salad dressings carefully

Be sure to choose salad dressings wisely, if you are not making your very own. Opt for low calorie dressings that are not very high in salt and preservatives. The choices you make today will go a long way in helping you to manage your weight in the long run.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.