Ever since the 33-year-old Brooklynite quit eating salads last year — swapping out greens for chicken meatballs with veggie sides, cauliflower-crust pizzas and zucchini noodles — she lost nearly 10 pounds in 10 weeks.

“It seems very counterintuitive,” says Buchenholz, who works at the Camp kids’ store in the Flatiron District. “I’m at my wedding weight now, which is unbelievable.”

For years, virtuously nibbling on a light lunch of raw leafy greens (dressing on the side, of course) was considered an essential part of successful dieting. No longer: Health-conscious New Yorkers are tossing the lettuce and mesclun for heartier bowls of cooked veggies.

Not only has their digestion improved, but they’re also losing weight.

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