"The one thing that I am willing to do that I have not done yet is to measure my salad dressings. I know that sounds simple, but it's true. I adore salad, however I believe that it is the dressings like Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard, and Ranch that I really like. It often results in more dressing than salad especially when I eat at home.. Measuring is not my thing, but it needs to be. How easy it is to feel good about 'eating my greens' however it's the fat that my family table serves and glops on. I suppose my 'eye balling' is off and needs to corrected. Not just dressings, but other things too."
Nice work. 2 tablespoons (do you know how little this is?) in a normal full fat salad dressing is usually around 200 calories. If you’re piling it on, you could easily do a ladel which could be around 5 tablespoons, which is 500 calories. If you’re counting WW points, that’s 10 points and in many cases, just that salad dressing is ONE HALF of your entire recommended points for the day. Just that one salad. Correcting your “eye balling” is a major next step.
One thing I would suggest is to find a dressing that you like that isn’t cheese and cream based. Olive oil, lemon and fresh crushed garlic with a bit of salt takes about 3 minutes to make and it’s delicious. I know some people who love just a bit of olive oil and squeeze lemon directly on the salad.
Another idea is using a quarter of an avocado mixed in as your ‘dressing”. You can combine with lime or lemon to make it go further and then you have a totally plant based fat. Ginger miso dressing can be delicious as well. I’ve seen some PEERtrainers love balsamic mixed with olive oil. When you try new things, your mind no longer has a specific expectation of “this will only taste good if I “glop” it on!”. Let me know what you try!