Monday, July 19, 2010

How About a Salad?

It may sound boring, but eating two salads a day may exponentially help you lose those extra pounds you so eagerly want to get rid off. The trick here is to combine, healthy leafy greens, good protein, and a light salad dressing. Always ask for the dressing on the side, you would be surprised at the amount of calories you can cut just by ordering your dressing on the side. Good sources of protein are Salmon, Chicken, Turkey, Tuna or Soy. If you live in San Diego let me recommend some of my favorite salad restaurants…
1.-Tender Greens (Point Loma)- They have the best chicken salads; they use only top quality ingredients.

2.-Panera’s Bread (all over)- This is a chain restaurant, but they do very well when it comes to preparing delicious salads. My favorite to order from Panera’s is the Fiji Apple Salad, with a Salmon substitution.

3.-Lotus Café and Juice Bar(Encinitas)- For a more organic salad, you can try the Lotus Café in Encinitas, they have the most amazing, salads prepared with organic ingredients. They also make fresh organic natural juices.

4.-Champaigne French Bakery (Encinitas, Del Mar) – The Parisian salad with candied pecans and dried cranberries is the best here.

5.-InFlux Café (Golden Hill and Little Italy)- The goat salad is by far my favorite. Its prepared with goat cheese (thus the name), candied pecans and a vinaigrette dressing.

So there you have it, if you live in San Diego, these are some of the delicious options you have. Where ever you live, please consider making two of your daily meals a salad, trust me it will make a great impact on your weight loss efforts. Remember is the daily habits that make or break our progress, so keep consistent, exercise, eat well everyday and expect AMAZING results. Motivating you is my Motivation!


  1. I remember that picture. Nice post. I started dieting only yesterday...And, am starving!! Perhaps, you can help me out.

  2. When hungry...reach for an apple! The high contents of fiber will keep you feeling full until your next meal. If you need a sweet fix, dip the apple in one teaspoon of peanut butter, you will get your sweet craving, a bit of protein and a satisfied feeling. Good luck in your dieting efforts!