If you’re going to make one big change in 2018 make it that you are eating more greens. Eating greens gives the biggest bang for your metabolic system to get rebooted. In addition to being packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, veggies are low in calories and high in belly-filling fiber. When they displace other foods, you can drastically lower your intake of calories and carbs without sacrificing fullness. More veggies in your eating plan veggies not only helps you to slim down but the high fiber helps to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, to keep hunger at bay and your energy levels steady. Other benefits of eating more produce include protection against nearly every chronic disease and a healthier gut microbiome, which is tied to your immunity and mood. To know if you are having enough veggies a day use this simple strategy: one serving at breakfast, one at lunch, and another two for your snacks and one for dinner. One serving is one cup raw vegetables. Breakfast: Whip veggies into a smoothie or chop veggies into eggs.
Lunch: Make salads a staple with your choice of carb and protein. Snacks: Cut fresh, raw veggies, like cucumber, carrot or bell peppers At dinner: When deciding what to eat for dinner, choose your veggies first, so they’re never an afterthought.