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The Fat Burning Magic of Fiber Rich Vegetables  

By Michael Collins

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Some people love ‘em, some people hate ‘em.

 

A simple and easy strategy to create a calorie deficit (the basis of losing weight) is the replacement of a starchy carbohydrate with fibrous vegetables

 

This is the real secret to a lean body without drastically changing your lifestyle. Unfortunately most people don’t eat enough vegetables.

 

Why are vegetables good for fat loss? 

The reason why vegetables are so effective for fat loss is that they provide “bulk” to the diet but add very few calories. This keeps the metabolism elevated during calorie restriction because of the large volume of food the body has to process.

Vegetables increase satiety and keep blood sugar concentrations steady so that the muscle buildired tomatong, fat burning process isn’t interrupted. If you want to truly be healthy and lean then a high intake of vegetables is essential. All vegetables are nutrient dense, yet sparse in calorie content, so make sure you select from a variety.

 

Here's the real fat burning magic... 

Not many people realize a large plate piled high with any variety of vegetables contains less than 200 calories, and I guarantee most people couldn’t finish the plate! As you progress in your quest for leanness, increase your vegetable intake, this will definitely enhance your fat loss results.

 

There are a few considerations when it comes to choosing vegetables

 

As a rule of thumb, I go by color. Many nutrition scientists believe that the color of a vegetable is a good indicator of the level of antioxidants and phytochemicals it contains.

 

In regards to the fresh vs. frozen, organic vs. non- organic debate, I think the first order of importance is getting SOME vegetables into the diet.  Then we can worry about the details. Here’s my order of choice:

 

                           organic vegetables

 

Some nice super- nutritious, bulk adding, tasty additions to your weight loss arsenal are:

  • Spinach

  • Tomato

  • Dark Green Lettuce

  • Green or red pepper

  • Cucumber

  • Broccoli

  • Green beans

  • Peas

  • Artichoke

  • Turnips

  • Asparagus

  • Eggplant

  • Radishes

  • Cabbage

  • Snow peas

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