When you’re on a mission to get to your body toned, you’ve got to make some serious dieting changes. I’ve lost about 6 pounds from adding a daily salad to my diet. I worked unreligiously once a week for an hour.
I’ve always loved salads, but it was Salad Jam on Instagram that really got me going. When looking for tasty salads to eat, my inspiration comes from salads on restaurant menus. I loved Panera’s tossed salad, and I get the Boston House Salad from Cheesecake Factory all the time. So I just wrote down what was in them, gathered ingredients and brought everything home.
I usually buy the one pound mixed greens and one pound of spinach from my local Safeway. I do a mix of the two every day. Then I add plenty of carrots, green/red/yellow peppers, red onion (must have!) and cucumbers. I shouldn’t do it, but I tend to add kalamata olives and feta cheese too.
Sometimes, I can get away with eating my salad without dressing. The feta is usually so flavorful that I forget I’m not using any. I typically go for balsamic vinaigrette, or EVOO and red wine vinegar.
I eat this salad everyday–for breakfast. I’m not a breakfast person, so it works great because I tend to just dive in. This totally happened by mistake. I brought a salad for lunch one day, but when my stomach was growling at 9am, I decided to just eat the salad.
In my opinion, this plan worked because I started eating breakfast (I usually skipped and just had coffee) and I pack my morning with veggies.