I recently attended a party where one of the appetizers featured a gorgeous plate of marinated artichoke hearts. Coiled on top of each heart was the slippery little body of an anchovy. Before you judge this salty appetizer, let me tell you these were the highest quality, best-tasting anchovies I've ever had in my life. The pair was surprisingly delicious and I ate several without hesitation. Could you do the same? Would you eat this appetizer?
I'm always looking for ways to fill up on good stuff so I don't stuff myself with the bad stuff. One tip that really works for me is to always eat a small salad before eating dinner. I don't allow myself to eat anything else before finishing my salad, which means by the time I get around to my main meal I've already loaded up on veggies. What's more? Half the time I find myself fuller quicker and I'm not as likely to overeat on the less healthy items that usually come with the main course — this means fewer calories too. Plus eating more salad increases your intake of vitamins C, E, B6, and folic acid — key nutrients in promoting health.
Fit's Tip: Skip the dressing altogether or opt for something light — I like to use a little balsamic vinegar.