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How to Lose Body Fat With Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers & Onions

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Susan Street has been a published writer since 2001, specializing in health, nutrition, fitness and life-improvement articles. She holds an Associate of Arts in business administration, has additional educational background in nutrition and is also a certified personal trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA).
How to Lose Body Fat With Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers & Onions
You don't have to go hungry if you find ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Photo Credit Joel Albrizio/iStock/Getty Images

Losing body fat by eating certain vegetables is entirely possible as long as the vegetables replace unhealthy foods in your diet. You should try to replace foods high in fat and sodium such as pastries or potato chips. Celery, carrots, cucumbers and onions are vegetables which offer delicious variety in your diet and nutritional benefits. These vegetables can be eaten cooked, raw, in a meal or on their own. When paired with other healthy foods and eaten on a daily basis, your body can start to burn stored fat.

Step 1

How to Lose Body Fat With Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers & Onions
Though the potato itself isn't a bad option, French fries and potato chips can contribute to body fat. Photo Credit ClaudioVentrella/iStock/Getty Images

Write out what you eat in a normal day. Think about what you snack on and the side dishes you eat. It is common to indulge in sweet snacks in the afternoon or French fries with lunch, but these are the types of foods you will want to replace with healthy vegetable snacks. Try to come up with at least two foods that you eat on a daily basis to replace with healthier choices. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database, a medium-sized cucumber contains only 24 calories — while a normal serving of French fries could contain up to 607.

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Step 2

How to Lose Body Fat With Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers & Onions
Baby carrots are convenient for a quick, healthy snack. Photo Credit Ockra/iStock/Getty Images

Eat celery, carrots and cucumbers raw as crunchy, healthy snacks at least twice a day. Pack two small sandwich bags full of cut-up, snack-size pieces. Fill the bags as full as you want — these vegetables are low in calories and full of healthy nutrients. Pack yourself a small side of low-calorie ranch or blue cheese dressing and lightly dip your veggies to add some flavor. If you are craving something sweet, spread a small amount of natural peanut butter on your celery stalks.

Step 3

How to Lose Body Fat With Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers & Onions
Celery and carrots make for delicious soup ingredients. Photo Credit marco palazzi/iStock/Getty Images

Establish a way to incorporate celery, carrots and cucumber into your cooked meals. By adding vegetables and reducing the amount of meat and starch in each meal, you will be eating fewer calories, less fat and more essential nutrients. Onions can add a lot of flavor to most meals and can be eaten in large amounts without the concern of excessive calories. Adding celery, carrots and cucumber to a meal can make it much more filling and healthy at the same time. Try a healthy stir-fry made with lean chicken and lots of carrots and celery over a bed of brown rice. Top with a small amount of teriyaki sauce.

Step 4

How to Lose Body Fat With Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers & Onions
Steer clear of the snack aisle and spend more time in the produce department. Photo Credit 97/iStock/Getty Images

Stick to the plan. Losing body fat by eating more celery, carrots, cucumbers and onions will not happen overnight. Stock up on these vegetables each time you go to the store and make a daily commitment to replace unhealthy foods with these inexpensive, healthy vegetables.

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