Instead of me going on and on about the benefits of vegetables, because that would take all day and be so long you’d probably not finish the first half, I am going to give you a list of good vegetable sources. Then I’ll tell you about some vegetables you may want to be a little wary of… and finally, I’ll include some tips and tactics to including more veggies in your diet.
There is not one single bodily function that can’t be improved by taking in the right amount of the right vegetables. So please, don’t come to me and tell me how you just don’t like the taste of vegetables. You’re an adult.
Think about that. You’re an ADULT. You KNOW vegetables are good for your body. Just eat the vegetables. Figure it out. Get it sorted. Just. Eat. Your. VEGGIES.
Vegetables are rich in micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber while also being low in carbohydrates and calories. Including lots of vegetables in your diet is a great idea for people trying to drop some weight. I’ve yet to see anyone overeat vegetables… so include some in every meal. Wait, what… no. You’re an ADULT. We covered this, remember? Eat. Your. Veggies.
My current veggie go-to is brussel sprouts, cut in half, with onion, peppers, and mushrooms… fried in a little butter with sea salt and cracked pepper.
Some of the awesome veggies you can add to your diet without much worry are:
Veggies that you need to be more wary of include:
Potatoes, or any other tuber veggies
Now, three tips to get more veggies in YOUR diet… and the first one is my FAVORITE!
Blend your veggies in your smoothies--- add kale or spinach to your fruit smoothies. The fruits overpower the taste of the veggies, so you hardly notice they are there!
Add veggies to your omelettes. Throw in some spinach, mushrooms, peppers and onions. It’s quick and easy… and adds new flavors to your omelette.
Add veggies to your sauces and soups. This will mellow the taste of the vegetables (for all you adults who say you cannot stand the taste of vegetables) but you still get the vitamins and nutrients from the veggies.
I’m only giving you three tips because if you are a fully grown adult, you should really just EAT THEM. Increasing your vegetable intake is a massive part of you looking, feeling and performing your best. Once you get your diet sorted, including a healthy amount of vegetables, THEN you should start to address training. Until you get your diet and sleep sorted, you aren’t in a good position to start training, much less see all the benefits you could from it.