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5 Ways Eating Vegetables Helps with Fat Loss

If you’re one of my clients, boot camp clients, or membership community members, or have been in the past, you know I’m ALL about including abundant fibrous veggies in your meal plan.

Whether you’re tracking macros with me, or are solely following the nutrient timing meal plan, I never have my clients track fibrous veggies in their diet. Instead, I encourage them to eat two servings with every meal.

Macros are important — but they’re not everything. Micronutrients are a HUGE component when it comes to fat loss. Here’s how:

5 Ways Eating Vegetables Helps with Fat Loss

1. Flood Body with Nutrients in a (likely) Deficit

If you’re in a deficit, we want to prioritize good nutrition and getting in plenty of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants through uptaking your veggies.

2. They’re filling!

When your goal is to lose body fat, we want to try and keep satiety up as much as possible. With my clients, we use a specific nutrient timing protocol to help with this, but including lots of fibrous veggies in your diet will also help to keep you full and satisfied.

Vegetables are nutrient-dense, but not calorically-dense. Additionally, you don’t have to track them (if you’re my client,) and eating 4 oz chicken breast atop a pile of lettuce, kale, cabbage, and shredded carrots will fill you up and keep you full a heck of a lot longer than just the chicken alone. They’re filling without taking away any carbs to your macronutrients.

3. Increase Anti-estrogens 

Vegetables are a wonderful source of anti estrogens,  which can help flush out toxins built up in the system.

4. More fiber

Fiber is another great way to detoxify while you’re in a fat loss state

5. Improve insulin sensitivity

Improving your hormonal profile will not only help with fat loss now, but for the long haul. My clients know I’m all about becoming as insulin sensitive as we can in order to help with fat loss. Eating fibrous veggies can help to improve insulin sensitivity.

Bonus — Here are my five favorite ways to get in more veggies at each meal:

1. Upon waking: A good quality greens powder. This is the brand I use.

2. At Breakfast: Include spinach and frozen riced cauliflower in your breakfast smoothie (I do this every single day!)

3. At Lunch: a BIG salad topped with protein. I love the big bagged pre-made salads sold at Costco, and I just use a different dressing (normally.)

4. At Dinner: Sheet pan veggies! Chop up all of the vegetables you have in the fridge, toss them in a little EVOO and S&P, and roast them in the oven. Serve with protein and a starch.

5. At Snack Time: Keep a big veggie tray in your fridge for easy access and convenient veggie snacking

What are your favorite ways to fit vegetables into your day?

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