If you’re anything like most Americans, you’ve likely made New Year’s resolutions that didn’t stick through the years. Even right this very moment, you might be thinking about that weight you want to shed but know that you’ve failed one too many times to try again.
Good news, healthy lifestyle changes don’t have to be an uphill battle. Follow this simple tip from Health.com and you’ll see a multitude of changes inside and out!
Eat your veggies!
Ever heard the saying, “your abs are made in the kitchen”? Well, it’s true. Your diet is just as important as exercise and there is a simple way to keep your diet clean—with vegetables. Eating at least 5 servings of vegetables a day can help you lose weight and feel better than ever.
What’s a serving of veggies?
One serving of vegetables is about a cup or the size of a baseball. You can add these servings to your omelette at breakfast, have a salad-only policy at lunch, and a delectable dinner with two hefty servings of your favorite vegetables.
BONUS: you don’t have to head to Pinterest to find inspiration. There are a variety of helpful tips and recipe ideas found in the article.
Too many benefits to count
The benefits of eating vegetables are plentiful but here are a few reminders to add extra color to your plate:
- Vegetables contain plenty of fiber and this magical ingredient is known to blast fat. In fact, one German study states that each gram of fiber consumed cancels out seven calories. Plus, a fiber-rich diet is linked to less belly fat, blood sugar regulation, reduced insulin levels, and fiber will keep your energy levels stable.
- Vegetable consumption can give your skin a healthy glow. One study even found that people who consume more vegetables were ranked as more attractive than those who did not.
- Vegetables contain high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals. Thus they will also improve your overall health and help stave off illness and disease (in addition to helping with weight management).
- Veggies curb your appetite. By filling up on vegetables you are more likely to avoid carbs, sugar, and other processed foods that contribute to weight gain.
Need a hand on your journey to your best self?
Sometimes diet and exercise alone just can’t get you to the next level. If you’ve had your share of veggies and still aren’t seeing results, there are plenty of non-surgical and surgical body contouring options that can help get your ready for the upcoming bikini season.
Our patients have been thrilled with the results they’re seeing with non-surgical fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting. For patients looking for the maximum results, there is always liposuction which can help shape and tone stubborn areas of the body.
If you’re ready for your best year yet, give us a call. We can offer you plenty of options to help your look as good as you feel in 2018.