1. In general, what kinds of dressings tend to be the best for weight loss? What ingredients are good to look for or avoid?

I recommend plain olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar for flavorful salads without caloric addition. If using olive oil, moderation is key to stick to your weight loss goal. But avoid white Sause, mayonnaise, Italian, and French dressings.

2. Please name at least 2-3 specific salad dressings people can buy at the store that are good for weight loss purposes (again, looking for specific brands — i.e., Paul Newman’s Balsamic Viniagrette, not just “balsamic viniagrette”) For each product you list, please explain why it’s a good option for weight loss (certain type of oil or vinegar that helps with fat burning? low in sugar or salt? etc. etc.)

My product recommendations include;

Tessemae’s Organic Creamy Ranch

The organic salad from Tessemae supplies oleic sunflower oil, which contains monosaturated fat that lowers cholesterol. It is also gluten, dairy, and sugar free, thus favorable for people looking to lose weight because of reduced calories.

Marie’s Lite Chunky Blue Cheese

Marie’s Lite Chunky Blue Cheese has a traditional type with high fat content and more calories. But the current version has less calories, making it ideal for weight loss. It also has a strong flavor that helps use less of it per serving to achieve your taste.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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