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Step Three: Add the Right Protein

The right amount of protein can make or break your salad. If you come to work equipped with a low-carb lunch of gorgeous greens and produce with no protein to be seen, you're going to be hankering for a snack soon after you finish.

Regardless of your diet, the average woman needs 46 grams of protein every day — and that number goes way up if you're active! Whether it's your favorite beans (red kidneys are pictured here), lean protein like grilled chicken or fish, or a combination of the two, make sure your salad has ample protein to keep hunger at bay.

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