Whether you are trying to lose significant amount of weight for dropping fat is very difficult. Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) is back for 2017 and the their main theme is more healthy home cooking. That includes vegetables and salads! AHWW is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia or DAA. Now in its tenth year, it aims to improve awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Plant-based foods are naturally high in protein and you’ll get a hunger-curbing one-two punch that’ll ignite your metabolic fire, keep you satisfied, and torch calories while you chew. Add these foods to your “diet” if you’re looking to loss some weight. “Use vegetables for weight loss – they’re low in kJ/Cal, and contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber”. Having vegetables ready in your fridge can help you make healthier choices if you need a snack or need to make it another hour or two to the next meal. Plus a container of peeled carrots or celery sticks or cucumber lengths is quick to grab and munch on. For dieters, they’re a dream food. “By replacing high-density foods with low-density ones, you can stay full for longer.”
Plus there’s new research saying that people who eat large serves of vegetables and fruit experienced “increased happiness, life satisfaction, and well-being.
Carrots are top of the list among vegetables for losing weight. They are wildly healthy. Just think of all that beta-carotene and fiber! And they make a healthy stick to dip into hummus . Dip into just enough to flavour – you don’t need to drown a whole carrot stick. And they don’t get stuck in your teeth. Carrots are a nutritional heavyweight when it comes to vitamin A. No matter which type of carrots you choose, you’ll get all the vitamin A you need for the day. A cup of raw carrots, for example, offers 408 percent of the daily value per cup, while a cup of boiled carrots has 532 percent of the daily value. Carrots also help boost your intake of vitamin C. Getting enough vitamin C in your diet is key for burning fat during exercise, according to a study published in a 2006 issue of Nutrition & Metabolism.
1 medium carrot, 140g 185 kJ/45 Cals