Yep. Me, too.
I'm not sure that my suggestions are healthy but I've been finding myself getting by on much smaller portions by bulking up on Protein early in the day. If I have a protein intense breakfast and lunch, I can get by on eating LESS and I'm far less hungry in the afternoon and evening.
Great ideas! I'm going to print this out and have it in the kitchen (and take it shopping). We have a salad bar at work but 1) it's expensive and 2) the variety is seriously lacking plus 3) the quality has deteriorated in the last few months. So I think I'll just bring my own. I should try a vinegarette.
To me, a really good salad has some protein (grilled chicken breast cubed, tuna, canned chicken even - no mayo or anything - just the meat or decent shredded cheese), some greens (buy a bag), something crunchy (sliced almonds or pine nuts or low/no fat croutons) and a soft fruit (strawberries in season, canned oranges (because they're easy) or another vegetable (sugar snap peas, pea pods, etc). And some non-creamy dressing. Personally, I don't mind low fat/low cal dressing, but some people consider them 'diet' foods, and you really can make a super easy vinegarette simply if you want to really control ratios.