Vegetable Calories

I want to start off by wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

And share some things I have found.

When I started on my health adventure there were some basic truths that I had face:

  1. I was getting too big and it was starting to affect my health
  2. I ate too much and did not eat enough of the right foods
  3. And I drank a little too much….
  4. Then I realised that this behaviour had to slow down or stop

It is universally accepted that food is a beneficial factor in the weight loss process. I agree that the thought of eating to lose weight is a bit ridiculous, but to me very relevant to me as I love food. I have now come to accept that for me it is true and can be done.

As I am the master of finding the easiest route to something, if it can be done easily then its me. Then it hit me in the face, by eating the right foods like fruit and veg this could be my “easiest” route to losing weight. Since both fruit and veg are lower in calories and higher in volume than most foods they will help me lose weight. They are also jam packed full of vitamins and nutrients which will help my health. Then added to this, and is the best news for me, is the fact that eating fruit and veg helps to actually burn calories.

I found that these vegetables listed below help to burn calories and appear in  a lot of my soups:

  • Asparagus
  • Fennel
  • Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Leek
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Marrow
  • Cauliflower
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Chicory
  • Spinach
  • Cress
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Turnips
  • Onions

So these will help lose weight and boosts your overall health. Veg is full of nutrients and vitamins like A, C, E, K, carotene, carotenoids, to name but a few and supports your immune system. And whilst your eating more fruit and vegetables you eat less junk food in the process so avoiding sugars, food colouring, high-fructose syrups, and broken down oils. Just avoiding a few of these foods from your eating will result in a positive effect on your health.

Now that I am 3 stones (19 kilos) lighter than I used to be, just by eating and a little walking, I feel 100% better in myself.

Peter

3 thoughts on “Vegetable Calories

  1. Soup Canon – please help. My wife wants to make soup from our Christmas left over red cabbage and roast potatoes in our soup maker. Do you have a recipe that might help save us from a vegetably disaster? Yours, desperately seeking solutions

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    • At this time of year, over indulgence has to be dealt with and a good left over soup will deal with this. My red cabbage and potato soup should help.
      Try to manage the amounts to what you have left if you some of one thing and more of another, the soup will still deliver.

      1 red cabbage, shredded
      1 onion, diced
      4 leeks, diced
      4 roast potatoes (normal will do too)
      1 tsp of balsamic vinegar (optional)
      1 tsp turmeric
      1 tsp caraway seeds
      1/2 tsp pepper
      1 dollop of sour cream (or similar)

      fill soupmaker to the lower level with water higher if you have added more ingredients.

      Put all of the ingredient’s into the soup maker and set to smooth.

      Alternatively put all of the ingredients into a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 25 minute’s or so then blend when done until smooth.

      Optional – If you like a thinner soup just add more water or for a thicker soup add less water.

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