If you are trying to lose weight by starving yourself on salads, try adding a lean grilled or baked sliced chicken breast to that salad. Lean meats are excellent diet foods. Lean white meats are excellent because they are loaded with protein and have very little fat. Protein helps to build lean muscles and lean muscles help with weight loss by raising the metabolic rate. Some health experts say that lean chicken breast is the best weight loss food around. To bad for me, I cannot swallow chicken!