BEWARE OF THE SALAD BAR!

Most salad bars are not your friend.  Lettuce is not particularly filling or nutritious.  Most people can’t eat enough raw broccoli to get full…  I usually COOK  1/2 to 1 pound of green veggies for each lunch and dinner, with 1 TEAspoon olive oil.

How to stay out of trouble at the salad bar:

  • Avoid (or severely limit) cheese and bacon, both of which are high in fat.
  • The same for dressings – on the side, dip your fork in it.  Olive oil is good for you, but not in unlimited quantities.
  • Try to get protein from beans, tuna salad, chicken salad (although these salads are often overloaded with mayo).
  • Avoid anything “crunchy” or “crispy” = FRIED.
  • Avoid pasta salad slathered in salad dressing.
  • Avoid fruit in “syrup” = SUGAR.

Hospital salad bar

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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