Often times it seems people have the most trouble consuming the proper portions of fruits and vegetables and I would like to present you with some ways to increase your daily intake:
- Start the day with a daily double - have a glass of juice along with a bowl of cereal with fruit sliced on top
- Pre-cut vegetables - don't snack on chips and cookies keep bags of vegetables available, slice up peppers and cucumbers and put them in a bag or container, or buy pre-cut veggies if you have no time, if you have the vegetables available and pre-cut there is no excuse not to eat them
- Load up your sandwiches - 3oz of protein may not seem like a large enough serving to keep you full so load up your sandwiches with fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, avocado and much more
- Fill up your plate - before you sit down for a meal take not of your plate, be sure that half of it is filled with vegetables as this food group should take up a large part of each meal
Remember, fruits and vegetables are good! Snack on some strawberries, have some mixed greens with balsamic vinegar, just be sure to have fun with your food, you will never imagine the combinations you can come up with.
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