Easy Ways to Fiber Up with Veggies, Lose More Weight, & Strengthen Immunity
Do you want to lose weight and improve your overall health and well-being? That's awesome! Increasing your daily vegetable consumption is one of the easiest and most effective ways.
Whether you love or hate them, vegetables are nutrient powerhouses rich in phytonutrients, essential vitamins, and minerals that strengthen immune function, boost energy, improve mood, and promote healthy digestion and gut health. Their high fiber content will keep you regular, improve weight loss, and make it easier to maintain weight.
Eating vegetables is THE BEST WAY to prevent cravings by keeping you feeling fuller longer. The antioxidants in vegetables help protect against chronic diseases, including certain cancers, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration.
Ensuring your body gets the daily nutrients is also the best way to fight against inflammation.
And for anyone avoiding gluten — vegetables are gluten-free and beat all processed “gluten-free” overpriced products when it comes to losing weight and improving overall health.
Here are seven easy ways to increase your vegetable intake, boost nutrient consumption, and experience the benefits. Remember, the more leafy greens you eat, the leaner you'll be. Leafy greens are “free food” because they are negative calories, meaning you burn more calories eating them than they contain, so eat up!
Start Your Everyday with a Veggie Boost ✅
One of the easiest ways to increase your vegetable consumption in your daily routine is by adding them to your breakfast. Consider adding some leafy greens to your protein shake, a vegetable and egg white omelet, or scrambled eggs with colorful additions like spinach, diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or a few tomatoes for color. Blending certain vegetables into your Metabolic Boosting Smoothie won't stop the fat-burning process if you're adding romaine or other leafy green lettuces. And you won't even taste them.
Adding certain greens, such as kale or spinach, can inhibit thyroid function and slow the reset/weight loss process. Adding too much or the wrong kind of fruit could spike blood sugar levels, making it harder or impossible for you to lose weight.
Need flavor? Add ½ cup of berries or fruit from the approved Quick Keto Reset List for added flavor and nutrition. Or you can add a scoop of LynFit Daily Power Shot Powder instead. It provides more nutrition without the hassle. LynFit Metabolic Collagen and Essential Amino Acids are cost-effective ways to boost your smoothie nutrition without adding more calories.
Fill Half Your Plate With Leafy Greens ✅
Make your meals more metabolic and make leafy greens and other approved vegetables the star of the show. Aim to fill at least half of your plate with your favorite lettuces and top with a small amount of colorful vegetables for color and texture. Experiment with different cooking methods like steaming, roasting, or sautéing to bring out their natural flavors and textures. Mix and match various vegetables to keep your meals exciting and enjoyable.
Sneak Veggies into Your Favorite Dishes ✅
This is one of the best-kept secrets for those of you who don't love or eat enough veggies and it helps reduce blood sugar spikes and calories so you don't want to give up your favorite foods. You just need to clean them up a bit. There are tons of creative ways to add more veggies and boost nutrition. For instance, finely chop and grate or mash vegetables like carrots, zucchini, or cauliflower and mix them into pasta sauces, turkey meatballs/meatloaves, burgers, or tacos. This will enhance the nutritional content and add an extra burst of flavor, fiber, and moisture, all of which boost waist loss.
Swap Out Your Carb-Filled Snacks ✅
When hunger strikes between meals, instead of reaching for processed or blood sugar-spiking snacks, opt for fresh vegetables to reduce your processed carbs or sugary fruit intake. Prepare bite-sized veggies like celery, cucumbers (they are the best), carrots, cherry tomatoes, or bell pepper strips. Keep them readily available in your refrigerator when you need to chew.
Experiment with Vegetable-Based Side Dishes ✅
Swap out your traditional starchy side dishes and explore new leaner, cleaner vegetable-based sides instead. This helps reduce blood sugar spikes and makes it easier to lose weight. Roast, rice, mash cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, steamed broccoli, sautéed spinach or book choy, or green beans with garlic, which even non-veggie lovers seem to like. These side dishes add vibrant colors to your plate and provide essential nutrients and fiber to help fill you up while losing belly fat.
Soup or Stew Your Vegetables ✅
Soups and stews are excellent ways to incorporate a variety of vegetables into your diet and help keep you hydrated, which is paramount and will fill you up healthfully. Making delicious soups is as easy as adding water and your favorite spices or making it a hearty vegetable soup by puréeing yellow or green squash for thickness. Everyone loves a flavorful minestrone; soups and stews offer a warm, filling way to enjoy an array of vegetables in a comfort food way.
If you add legumes like lentils (best for blood sugar balancing), white beans, or chickpeas, use them sparingly, as legumes can add more calories than you realize. Most people don't digest them easily, causing stomach upset and digestive distress. Also, they aren't a “complete” protein, so you won't get the metabolic boost. They don't count toward extra protein but add a fiber boost.
The Easiest Way To Strengthen Immunity And Protect Your Overall Health … ✅
Take LynFit Daily Power Shot Liquid Multivitamin. Or, if your body needs extra strength immune support, Daily Shot Powder every day. Daily Power Shot Powder has probiotics that become biologically active when you mix it with water, boosting your hydration levels. You would have to eat or juice over 40 pounds of produce to match the nutrients Daily Power Shot delivers. Power Shot nourishes and energizes your body naturally without added calories or blood sugar spikes, making it the best daily multivitamin-mineral for weight loss, fat-burning, and overall health.
No need to fret over meeting your body's daily essential nutrient requirements due to not eating enough veggies every day. Aim for ten servings daily, five or more veggie servings from leafy greens (Romain lettuce is best), when trying to lose weight and burn fat. For maximum strength weight/waist loss, more leafy greens are better!
It’s easier than you think since a serving size of non-leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, or fruit fruit is ½ cup.
If you follow the simple tips mentioned above, you’ll easily get your veggies in every day, lose more weight, and burn off belly fat. Prioritize vegetables when planning your meals to lighten up your meals and lean out your body!
REMEMBER, making vegetables THE most important and enjoyable part of your meals is paramount for healthy, sustainable weight loss. So, start experimenting with new recipes, embrace the vibrant colors and flavors, and watch your health and waist loss soar. Your body will thank you for it, and your waist will shrink, too!
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert and Associate Chaplain. She is best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn