With all of the fad diets that’s been popping around for years, there is still one that has yet to become popular – the fruits and vegetables diet. This is probably due to the misconceptions about this diet plan, such as the ‘never eat meat’ rule.
The truth is, this diet plan is extremely effective because it helps you get rid of unwanted calories. Here are some simple ways to reduce your calorie intake; a good call to fruit and vegetable wholesalers may be in order:
When preparing your morning omelette, replace one of the eggs or half of the chees with some spinach, mushroom, or onions. Compared to the egg and cheese, the vegetables will add volume and flavour to your meal but with less amount of calories.
Also, reduce the amount of cereal in your bowl. Substitute them with some fresh, cut-up bananas, strawberries or apples. With this combination, you can still enjoy a full bowl, but with lower calories.
For your sandwich, remember to include vegetables such as lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, or onions and lessen the amount of cheese and meat. For your broth-based soup, a cup of chopped vegetables like carrots, broccoli, beans, or red peppers, will work as a replacement for 2 ounces of the meat or 1 cup of noodles. Your meal will feel complete but without those extra calories.
For your dinner plate, add in cup of chopped vegetables similar to your prepared lunch (tomatoes, broccoli, onions, squash, or peppers) and remove one cup of rice or pasta. The new version with more vegetables will be just as satisfying, but you won’t have to worry about the extra calories the original one has.
Observe your plate. The largest portion of your meal should consist of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Otherwise, replace some of the meat, white pasta, cheese with steamed broccoli, asparagus, and other leafy vegetables. This will lessen the total amount of calories in your meal, but will not reduce the amount of food you eat.