On today’s episode, I’m showing you how to make a healthy salad dressing recipe for weight loss.
Yes, lets be real.
If you’re looking to lose weight, replacing that order of deep fried french fries with a side salad can be your best friend.
But many people unknowingly sabotage their weight loss goals by smothering their salads in unhealthy fattening salad dressings.
I see this all the time.
Sam and Mary are out on a first date, so Mary tries to impress Sam by ordering a healthy grilled chicken breast salad.
But here’s the million dollar question is.
Well it really depends on if the restaurant uses a healthy salad dressing recipe.
Most of the time, people opt for the thick and creamy salad dressings.
If this sounds familiar, trust me, you’re not alone.
Unfortunately many people, with good intentions, often slow all progress with their fat loss goals by using salad dressings filled with nasty fattening additives and ingredients.
The best thing you can do is stop buying store bought salad dressings and start making your own.
Personally, I haven’t bought pre-packaged salad dressing in many years.
Even if the front of the package says, “Made with Olive Oil”, always look at the back to ensure it is the main oil used.
Watch out for this often deceptive food label marketing practice.
Often times the ingredients label will reveal the primary ingredients are soybean oil or canola oil.
The olive oil is often a secondary ingredient found in very small amounts.
And finally, I don’t buy pre-packaged dressing because it is so easy to make your own healthy salad dressing recipe.
So before I share today’s healthy salad dressing recipe, lets do a little test.
Go into your fridge right now and grab a bottle of store bought salad dressing.
I’d be willing to bet a good portion of the salad dressings in your fridge contain this ingredient:
If you see soybean oil listed in your salad dressing ingredients, dump it out right now.
Where do I start?
Well, soybean oil is a highly refined and genetically modified oil.
The refining process that soybean (and canola oil) go through, makes the polyunsaturated portion of these oils very oxidative and highly inflammatory in the body.
The ratio of omega-6s in soybean oil is also way to high and adds to the already imbalanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.
You see it as one of the first ingredients in many unhealthy salad dressings because it is so cheap.
This is one of the main reasons why soybean oil is used in so many store bought salad dressings.
If your goal is weight loss, stop consuming salad dressings that contain soybean oil.
A lot of store bought salad dressings also contain many different forms of hidden sugars and other chemicals you can’t even pronounce.
That’s all about to end today, because I’m about to share a homemade healthy salad dressing recipe for weight loss with you that tastes amazing.
Complete these next few steps:
Now we’re ready to make our homemade healthy salad dressing recipe for weight loss.
If you’ve never heard of Udo’s Choice EFA Oil Blend before, you need to add this to your grocery list.
Similar to extra virgin olive oil, Udo’s is a great source of healthy fat, but the difference is, it contains a blend of different healthy fat sources.
Extra virgin olive oil is a great source of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, but it’s low in essential fatty acids (EFA).
Udo’s oil is higher in unrefined polyunsaturated fats with a healthy and balanced omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.
There are different kinds of Udo’s oil.
If you ever heard of DHA algae oil, it can be found in The DHA 3-6-9 blend of Udo’s oil along with organic flax oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil, rice bran oil, oat germ oil, and bran oil.
You can find Udo’s Choice Oil Blends at most health food stores and some mainstream grocery stores.
If not, you can order it from Amazon here.
You can also use other EFA oil blends but just make sure they are cold-pressed as this protects the quality of the EFAs.
Be sure to never heat EFA oil blends.
Adding these two healthy oils together makes a delicious, super healthy, and complete fat source!
Lots of healthy fats and delicious taste.
Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.