When you were growing up, your mother probably told you to eat your veggies. If you were anything like me, you screamed, sulked, and argued before somehow choking down those nasty and disgusting things. When I reached the age of majority, I defiantly declared, “I won’t eat anything that’s GREEN!”
Five years later, I regretted that decision. But, as a former veggie-hater, I can sympathize with those who are not excited about eating healthier. I also believe in taking small steps to achieving your goals. Therefore, I created a list of 5 non-veggie foods that can help you lose weight!
1. Whole grains
If the product contains any “unbleached or enriched white flour” put it back on the shelf. Explore ancient grains such as spelt, quinoa, amaranth, millet, barley and the breakfast staple, oats.
If you don’t have a nut allergy and don’t eat nuts every day, what are you waiting for? Travel beyond the traditional peanut, and try cashews, macadamias, hazelnuts and pistachios. For the ultimate guide to nuts, click here.
Many people who detest veggies find themselves drawn to fruit. Eat your heart out, Dr. Atkins.
Get the Beano ready! In addition to pinto, black, great northern (cannellini), and garbanzos (chickpeas), you can also try lentils, which are smaller and also offered in various colors and sizes.
All fat loss diets recommend that you eat greater amounts of protein. Although there are basic differences between weight loss and fat loss, they both help you get slimmer. If you don’t want to butcher the farm animals, try eggs, tofu, tempeh, cheese, and yogurt.
Have you figured out what veggies and the top 4 above have in common? They all have FIBER. Fiber helps you feel full. If you’re not hungry, you won’t eat too much. I lost nearly 80 pounds eating mostly from this list. Stop eating your veggies, and start eating to lose!
For more tips on eating healthy for life, come attend my Less is More workshop on October 30. Buy tickets here.