Monday, April 25, 2011


This next month, my training studio is holding a contest to see who can eat the most vegetables. You might be thinking to yourself, "Wait a tick, doesn't J always preach moderation?" You would be correct in everything except for veggies. Eat all you possibly can. Veggies are low cal, nutrient packed, fiber rich, and keep you full and on track with your diet. That said, not all veggies are created equal. Corn is a grain, not a vegetable as commonly thought. As such it is full of starchy carbohydrate and sugar. Potatoes are great if you're an athlete looking for potassium or complex carbs, but they can't be covered in butter and sour cream. If your goal is to lose weight, stay away from white potatoes. Lastly, believe it or not, peas are very starchy, and not a great vegetable option. I know they're green, but that's they're only redeeming quality. Some great options are peppers (packed with vitamin C), carrots, kale, and spinach. So eat you veggies this month and get a jump start on a healthier you!

P.S. if you have a good kale recipe, let me know! Its very nutrient dense, but has a bitter taste I can't get past.


1 comment:

  1. Not that it's a veggie, but rather a fruit, but be careful with tomatoes too. Lots of natural sugars in these and can be detrimental to weight loss goals if you are piling them on.