So many of my viewers and readers are experiencing wonderful results following this WFPB approach to nutrition. In this short post I'd like to share 4 very simple tips for those who are on the other side of the coin, and are not yet seeing the amazing weight loss results that this lifestyle can yield!
Let's jump in...
1. FILL YOUR DIET WITH LEGUMES
Legumes are low in fat and very high in fibre, which helps you stay full for a long period of time. They are very satisfying and offer lots of versatility. I found that when I first started going without meat in 2015, legumes would really bring my meals to life and help me stay full and happy whilst regaining my health.
Examples: beans (black, pinto, chickpeas/garbanzo, kidney), lentils and peas (split peas are amazing!)
Start adding legumes to your diet now to kickstart your weight loss results!
2. SNACK ON FRUIT & VEG
Often find yourself hungry between meals? Snack on fruit and veg throughout the day to keep full and hold off those frustrating cravings for artificial food! If you are someone who really suffers from cravings by the time 3:00pm comes around, pack a bunch of chopped celery, carrot and red pepper and take it with you for the day. I like to munch on mangoes and grapes if I get hungry between lunch and dinner.
3. DON'T BE AFRAID OF WHOLE GRAINS
Carbs get A LOT of bad press in the weight loss world. Sometimes (especially with the heavily-refined carbohydrates) this is justified, but whole grains are different. They are made from grains that include the whole kernel, rather than being processed over and over.
My favourites are oats, brown rice and quinoa. These are amazing slimming whole grains!