You've either heard this statement before or it may surprise you and come off as obnoxious. Either way, it's important to understand because it's true.
Eat to be skinny. Workout to be fit.
In America, 68% of the population is overweight and while being super skinny isn't attractive, being healthy is. I met with Nutritionist, Dara Godfrey, to chat about a healthy eating outlook and the truth behind how to properly eat a salad (yes, there's a formula).
When it comes to eating healthy you need to make sure you're getting the right amount of nutrients your body needs to keep your energy levels up and systems in check. Believe it or not, the perfect salad has fat in it!
"In order for your body to absorb the vitamins and minerals from your salad you need to add a source of fat," comments Godfrey. "Otherwise, you may be eating lots of veggies, but they're not being absorbed properly."
For the perfect salad combo, she recommends:
- dark leafy greens
- 1 lean protein
- 3 veggies
- good fat source
The fat can be anything like a hint of cheese or walnuts to avocado. Don't let the term "fat" scare you. It's good fat.