Following up on yesterday’s post where I detailed the best vegetables for weight gain or bodybuilding, today I’m going to the other side of the coin. If you’re on this site about diet pills, chances are you’re looking for weight loss instead of gain, so I’ll go into detail about the best veggies to eat if you’re wanting to shed some pounds.
Best Vegetables to Help You Lose Weight
In my previous post, I mentioned that you want to be eating starchy veggies if you’re looking to put some pounds on, so it makes sense that this list will be void of these and focus more on green, leafy veggies.
What makes vegetables so good for this diet purpose? They are full of vitamins and minerals, and much of their caloric value is made up of fiber and water. For the volume of these that you eat, the caloric value is rather low. They’ll fill you up faster but won’t put you over your daily calorie count when eating them in great amounts. That said, here are the best ones for your weight loss goals (we go further into this topic here as well).
Carrots are full of beta-carotene and fiber. They help you digest your food more efficiently, fill you up, and are full of nutrients. What makes them such a great option is they are so versatile and convenient. You can snack on them either hot or cold, cooked or uncooked, and are a great addition to any salad. I personally like to keep a bag of baby carrots to eat raw as a snack through the day.
Another one that is so convenient, cooked or uncooked! These, along with carrots, are great healthy stick snacks you can dip in a low-fat veggie dip and snack through the day. They are also made up mostly of water, so while they will fill your belly, you aren’t taking on many calories.
These vegetables are full of water and fiber and contain no fat nor carbs. You can prepare these for basically any occasion but are especially nice on a salad. You can cut them length-wise to make dipping sticks, or slice them up into quarters to add to any dish.
I make sure that I eat a salad at least once daily, so I’m certainly getting my dose of leafy greens – and you should, too! A green salad has no fat and is chock full of phytonutrients that keep your body systems running in top shape and keeping your metabolism up. Try to fit a salad in with lunch or dinner daily, and stay away from fatty dressings!
This veggie is low density, contains no fat, and has tons of fiber content. Not to mention, they’re delicious! Like the other options on here, they are so versatile – serve them hot or cold, cooked or raw!
Vegetables are an absolute must in your diet if you are looking to lose some weight. They are full of water and fiber to keep your digestive system running efficiently, and they fill you up so you’re less likely to overindulge on unhealthy snacks or overeat during your meals. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, they should be an essential part of any weight loss diet.