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I'm looking to lose 100 lbs. by eating more vegetables any suggestions on the best vegetables to eat?

    • Welcome!

      You're going to want to focus on non-starchy veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Also include lots of leafy greens like spinach and kale.

      But don't forget about lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. A healthy diet includes all of these.

    • Hi, I also have more than 109 lbs to lose and am focusing on vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Here's a recipe I made recently that I really liked. I froze half of it and have some meals for next week too.

      Celery & Lentil Soup
      A rich and hearty soup that makes the most of celery. Add any leftover vegetables from the fridge. Cheese rinds add delicious umami flavours.

      Ingredients

      1 tbsp olive oil
      1 head celery (roughly chopped)
      4 cloves garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
      200 g mixed lentils (1 cup)
      handful of cheese rinds (I keep a pot for them in the freezer)
      4 cups vegetable stock
      1 handful green vegetables ( I used a handful of frozen broccoli)
      salt and pepper ( to taste)
      Instructions

      Fry the celery and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes in a large saucepan.
      Add all the other ingredients. Stir and then cover with boiling water.
      Simmer with the lid on for about 30 minutes, until the lentils are soft.
      Blitz in the liquidiser or with a stick blender. Then season to taste, adding more water if needed.

      Makes 8 servings approx 126 calories each

    • mireille- has a Gold Membership
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      Jan 02 at 04:54 PM

      One thing that I found is when I had healthcare, sometimes you can get your health insurance to pay for a nutritionist. It is like once a month. What is nice about that is they are professionals who make you take things slow and steady. They custom things for you. You might have to read the fine print or ask around.
      Is there any chance that you might be eligible? You have a long road ahead and having a nutritionist along the way might help.
      My one tip is to find "cheat food", things that you like (for example light weight diet popcorn or diet ice cream or healthier chips); this is for when you crave stuff, make sure you have not-so-bad snack foods, don't just plan for the greens, plan for the temptation as well. The downside is that those things could be more expensive.

    • mireille- has a Gold Membership
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      Jan 02 at 04:57 PM

      For veggies suggestion, cauliflower in the oven then finish it off with small amounts of toasted breadcrumbs, Parmesan and nuts.
      It is very filling and crunchy and satisfying.

    • Get a cucumber and slice it then add a bit of salt and lime, it's a very tasty snack that can replace an unhealthy one

    • Welcome!
      Eat the vegetable rainbow! Vegetables of all colors throughout the week for maximum nutritional benefit.
      The best vegetables are the ones you like to eat. You can try preparing them differently to change things up. Also try a new vegetable every so often. You might just discover a new

    • Welcome! everybody shares healthy meal ideas here. I made a delicious turkey, wild rice, green bean, red pepper, carrots & celery soup today! Here are some flowers just for you!

    • Eat less and be more active..

    • Welcome. My favorite way to prep veggies is easy and tasty--chop them up, toss them in some olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper and roast them at 350 for 25 minutes. You can use broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, or whatever else you like.

    • Any roasted vegetables are your friend! I love roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts. I prefer the flavor of roasted vegetables, and when you like something, you are more inclined to eat it. Also, don't stress the small stuff. Make sure you are eating enough to keep you satiated, and I wouldn't recommend cutting out foods you like. Be flexible. Try things like sitting down for your meals at specific times, focusing on how your body feels, following hunger and fullness cues.

    • I lost 10 lbs. and I've made to less than 1200 calories a day!

    • New here….but i can attest to roasting veggies! Love them!

    • the best veggies to eat are the ones you enjoy eating! I personally love lots of veggies raw, baked, sautéed, whatever- but if you need to sneak a few in where you can't taste them try adding raw spinach in smoothies or sauté some and blend them up to cook into a sauce! it's a great way to get in your veggies and never know they're there!

    • You got this! Just remember not to cut your calories too low, it can actually make you gain weight!

    • Eat a rainbow everyday. Every vegetable has different goodies for your body. I always keep several bags of frozen green, red and yellow peppers. You can add them to everything. Frozen peas and asparagus also. That way you have it when you need it and they don't go to waste. I can make so many different dishes by just starting with olive oil and just add what I feel like. My favorite is just some oil with a couple little potatoes cubed with onion and oil till they start to brown a little. Then what ever I want like peppers, peas, corn off the cob, then I slice turkey sausage put everything on the side and get s little brown on it. It is so yummy and if you eat it nice and slow and enjoy every bite you will be so satisfied for hours.

    • Eat the veggies you actually want to eat. Yes, some are better than others but if you have to choke them down, you won't want to eat them and will be so unsatisfied you will crave other food. The best way to lose weight is eat less calories and be more active. Eat slower and enjoy the things you love that are not that great in very small quantities. With that much weight loss, I would recommend checking with your doctor. They may have a good plan for you and they can monitor your health. Good luck!!! You can do this, just be patient.

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