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I have been fudging a little and using real ranch dressing on my salads. It's not that much more than 6 g of fat, and I don't put as much chicken on my salad when I do this. Is this ok to do?.

I am still losing weight. I had a 12 lb. weight loss my first week and a 3 lb. weight loss my second week. I just began week 3. I know what the answer will probably be, but I thought I would ask anyway...

Comments (9)

P.S. I just realized I probably posted this on the wrong forum. Sorry!! I'm still new at this......

Comment #1

Its not just the fat you shoudl be worried about, it's the carbs too. Lots of dressings have a lot of calories and a lot of carbs which will push you over the recommended daily intake...

Comment #2

This is a carb restricted diet. You need to look at carbs and most FF dressing are not allowed because they are too high in carbs...

Comment #3

I don't use lite, but I also don't use a lot of it when I do have dressing. I look at the carbs, if it's 2 or less for 2 Tabelspoon then I will just have one. I'm a dipper, so as long as I get a little taste with my meal I'm good...

Comment #4

If you check the condiment list for healthy fats, you'll see that it's perfectly fine to use salad dressings that contain less than 5 gms of fat per serving & less than 6 gms of carbs. 1 Tablespoon of Kraft buttermilk Ranch, for instance, IS OP. I used regular salad dressings, that fit within the Medifast guidelines, for the entire time I was on the 5/1 & counted it as my healthy fat. I reached goal in 29 weeks & I didn't feel deprived when I ate a salad. I would rather sprinkle sawdust on my salad than use any Walden Farms product. The ones I did try I immediately threw in the garbage.

I buy Solo plastic condiment cups & put my dressing in one of them...then I dip my fork into the cup & then into the salad. You'll use a lot less that way but still get all the taste of a regular salad...

Comment #5

Thanks, guys!! I am a fork dipper when I go out to eat, but when I eat a salad at home I usually toss it in a Tupperware container before I eat it. I find the dressing goes a longer way this way. Ranch dressing is lower in carbs, but higher in fat. This is my dilemma - the fat, not the carbs..

The ranch I like is from Fresh and Easy. It's made fresh and is located in the refrigerated section. It has 6 g of fat and 2 g of carbs. I know it's over what I can have on the fat, but not by much, so I have been using it anyway.

I have been craving buffalo chicken salad as my lean and green this week, so I bought the Fresh and Easy buffalo blue cheese dressing. I add chicken to my salad, and it's really good!! This particular dressing has 8 g of fat and 1 g of carb. Since the carbs are really low, I justify eating it. : 0 ) Wrong, I know, but I figure I'm eating way less right now than I was 3 weeks ago. I guess when I plateau I will need to stop doing this...

Comment #6

Don't forget to look at the serving size too. Some the stats are for 1tbsp others for 2. If it says a serving is 1 that should be all you use. Sometimes they're really sneaky about serving sizes even within the same company's different flavors...

Comment #7

I use the salad dressings that I like. The ones I like are not the loaded ones anyway, but not the fat free either (yuck). I like the low-fat, lite dressings. I have a variety. I fit the macronutrients into my nutritional footprint for the day. I stay within the recommended cals, carbs, fats, proteins totals for the day when adding up all foods eaten and have the dressings I like as well.

Some may not agree as they stict strictly to the written word. Everyone is different and has to find what works best for them long term..

Nora..

Comment #8

Give the Walden Farms a try, as SneakySteph said, it is pretty darn good, and zero everything. I LOVE the Creamy Bacon and Chipolte! Check your local stores or go to netrition.com, they are awesome!..

Comment #9


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