50 Things Your Doctor Wishes You Knew About Losing Weight
Eat more plants. Seriously.
“One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to lose weight for the long term is to build your meals around plants, aiming for eight or more servings per day. Plant fibers will keep you satiated and also build a healthy gut by creating more diversity in your microbiome, which can play a huge role in weight loss. You can select any plant, from raw Brussels sprouts served with Pecorino Romano cheese and olive oil, to sautéed mushrooms and zucchini. The goal is to have plant foods—in excess—raw, steamed, or lightly cooked.” (For more ideas, try these 14 simple vegetarian dinners.) —Stella Metsovas, author of Wild Mediterranean
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