The Top 6 Best Salad Dressings for Weight Loss

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To lose belly fat you need to avoid low-fat or fat-free salad dressings. Yes, it sounds like the opposite, but low fat and fat free salad dressings from the store are filled with more chemicals than they are worth, and are generally high in sugar or non-sugar (non food) sweeteners.

These are my absolute favorite salad dressings and they are in my opinion the best salad dressing for weight loss for multiple reasons. All of these recipes are meant to be blended together with a hand held blender or a food processor. In a pinch however, just chop all your ingredients very small and mix vigorously with a fork.

Beauty & Health Note: Always invest in high quality oils to use in your dressings and cooking. This one tip will do more for your overall health than any out there.

Oil Shopping Tips

1. Buy oil in dark glass bottles.

2. Primarily make salad dressings out of extra virgin & cold pressed olive oil. Olive oil is high in mono-unsaturated fat (one of the good healthy fats!), Good fats, like monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) in olive oil, can actually help to reduce belly fat. A 2002 study (1) on high protein, high mono-unsaturated fat diet, found that women on this diet lost significantly more total and abdominal fat compared with those who were on the lower protein, lower mono-unsaturated fat diets.

3. Also use organic hemp oil, & borage oil (but never cook with these oils). Hemp and borage oil have a type of compound called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has been shown to help with preventing weight gain in several studies.

Other ingredients

1. Choose sea salt from either ancient seabeds (like the Himalayan sea salt, or the Utah 'Real' sea salt), which are more nutritious than regular table salt. If you suffer from a thyroid disorder where you are a low in iodide, just keep in mind that these healthier sea salts are lower in iodide, and so you should think about add some kelp to your flavoring, or a small amount of table salt for iodide as well.

2. Lemon juice - will help to stimulate your liver and digestive organs, which is a vital aspect of proper weight maintenance.

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The Top 6 List of Salad Dressings for Weight Loss

* The serving size of each recipe is for 3-4 small salads.

* If you double or triple the recipe you can have it for a week for quick salads. Store in a canning jar with a lid.

Lemon Herb

1/2 cup olive Oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1 heaping tbsp pure unpasteurized honey

1/4 cup fresh oregano

1 tsp salt and pepper each

Maple Balsamic

1/4 cup olive Oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Caesar Inspired

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tbsp fresh grated parmesan cheese

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp mustard powder

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 garlic clove

1 tsp salt and pepper each

Creamy French

3 tbsp plain organic yogurt

1 tsp sweet paprika

1/2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp each of salt, pepper

1/4 tsp grated garlic

1 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 tbsp raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp Worchester

Honey Hemp

1/8 cup olive oil

1/8 hemp oil

1/4 raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp fresh oregano

1 tbsp fresh green onion

1 tsp fresh basil

1 heaping tbsp honey

1 heaping tbsp yogurt

1 tbsp hemp powder (optional)

Ginger Peanut

3 inch ginger, diced

1/2 garlic clove

4-5 sprigs cilantro, chopped

1/3 cup water

1 tsp soy sauce

1.5 tbsp peanut butter

1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce

1 tbsp olive oil

References

(1) Diabetes Care. 2002 Mar;25(3):425-30. Effect of a high-protein, high-monounsaturated fat weight loss diet on glycemic control and lipid levels in type 2 diabetes. Parker B1, Noakes M, Luscombe N, Clifton P.

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