Green vegetables diet weight loss

Eating Green Vegetables For Weight Loss

Green vegetables can help with weight loss. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Green vegetables are naturally colored by the plant pigment chlorophyll. These vegetables can help you lose weight when you eat them as part of a healthy and varied diet. Talk to your doctor before you start trying to lose weight. He may have suggestions and specific guidance for your individual needs.

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Some examples of green vegetables include zucchini, spinach, celery, green peppers, peas, artichokes, green onions, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. While each type of green vegetable varies in its flavor and calorie count, all are beneficial to your health.

Eating green vegetables should be part of a well-rounded diet that also includes whole grains, fruits and lean proteins. Vegetables contain a lot of fiber, which helps you feel full for a longer period of time and helps reduce hunger spikes between meals. This can help you consume less food in the long run.

You can include green vegetables in your diet and lose weight because vegetables have fewer calories than other foods. For example, one cup of pasta has around 190 calories, but one cup of green beans has just 44 calories, and one cup of broccoli has 30 calories, according to the CDC. You can substitute spinach for some of the cheese in an omelet for a low calorie option. Add broccoli or celery to soup to make it more filling with fewer calories.

The CDC states that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. Kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are good sources of calcium. Some green vegetables, such as spinach, celery and green peppers, contain lutein that helps keep your eyes healthy.

Keep in mind that in order to lose weight, you must expend more calories than you take in. Eating green vegetables will only help you lose weight if you reduce your overall calorie intake. To prepare green vegetables and retain their weight loss benefits, avoid using canned vegetables and vegetable dishes with cream sauces. Try steaming your vegetables or eating them with a low-fat dressing.

Source: www.livestrong.com


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Quick and easy weight loss diet suggestions?

2007-12-28 00:15:48 by nolovelost

I'd like to hear some suggestions for quick and easy to prepare foods for weight loss dieting, a few things I should point out before you share any ideas...
- I already eat pretty healthy, I just need to lower my caloric intake for a few months to lose some extra pounds.
- I'm really disciplined, can stick to a diet and exercise a lot, but I'm really lazy when it comes to cooking and preparing food, mainly looking for ideas that require little preparation, even if it means eating a lot of the same foods often.
- Usually when I diet for weight loss I eat a lot of beans, brown rice, chicken, tuna, green leafy vegetables and very little else

LOW Carb Diet, erikcreature is 100% correct.

2010-05-17 07:43:44 by illdill

At first I disagreed with him saying to cut out all carbs except green leafy vegetables, but he is correct.
I've been doing some research on certain diets, and EVERY person with the BEST results with weight loss AND PROFESSIONAL body builders use HIGH protein HIGH fat and LOW carb diets.
There is a kid who lost 90 lbs in 5 months from the Max Palumbo diet which is a high prot/high fat/low carb diet. As well as many others who average 2-6 lbs loss per week.
Ronnie Coleman, and Jay Cutler also follow this method.

American Dietetic Association?

2009-11-28 18:10:15 by lnfinity

If there was significant dietetic consensus or even debate, you would expect the ADA to have released a position paper on the matter of alkaline diets. I did search the ADA's literature for "Alkaline Diet" and came up with four results. Three of them were off-topic, but one of them discussed a book titled the "pH Miracle for Weight Loss". The ADA's position states:
"There is no doubt nearly all of us could stand to eat more vegetables or that replacing some of the red meat and cheese in one’s diet with leafy greens will have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. Besides a diet rich in vegetables, the plan recommends exercise


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