Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

A simple Google search these days for ‘weight loss’ will bring up an absolute tidal wave of products and services designed to help you slim down.

As you probably already know – not all of these products are what they are cracked up to be!

The truth of the matter is that many of these programs aren’t sustainable.

What do I mean by this?

Well, many of these so called miracle weight loss guides are designed to help you rapidly lose weight…but that weight will soon return after the process is finished.

We actually promote a handful of excellent health and weight loss products in our Product Review section of the site….but you will notice that there are not many choices there.

This is down to trust – unfortunately we only trust what you see here on this site…which is a tiny percentage of the options available!

At the end of the day more traditional efforts like adding fruits and veggies to your diet can bring about much better results than overnight fads…these results will also last longer as well.

So lets take a look at the most effective ways you can lose weight by eating more vegetables…

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What Type of Diet?

There are a lot of fruit and vegetable diets floating around out there but I really hate to call these sorts of things ‘diets’ – personally I see them more of a lifestyle change!

Anyway, some people opt to take a majority of their diet fruits and veggies with just small amounts of chicken and fish.

veggie diet

Others decide upon leaving out the meat altogether by mixing their fruit and veg with eggs, yogurt, milk and cheese.

Then we have individuals who opt for the strictest route of all – the vegan diet.

All of these types of diets can help you lose weight, but the vegan diet would probably bring on the quickest results.

The Nutritional Side of Things…

A fruit and/or a vegetable diet will always offer a pretty awesome supply of nutrition, besides assisting in your weight loss efforts:

You will find very high levels of Vitamin E in:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries

You will also find impressive levels of the common cold-fighting vitamin C in:

  • Orange
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Potato

High levels of iron in:

  • Grape
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Carrots

A good supply of folic acid in:

  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus

And plenty of Zinc in:

  • Corn
  • Lima beans
  • Squash

That’s quite a collection, isn’t it?

On top of that these types of foods are instrumental in promoting a healthy digestive system – this means that the build up of toxins and waste inside us can be controlled properly.

A high percentage of these ‘crash course’ diets allow you to put various options into your body that are not altogether beneficial to your overall health.

At least with veggies you know you are losing weight by consuming the types of food your body will eventually thank you for!

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Have I Mentioned Fiber Yet?

As I touched on above – fruits and vegetables are great for your digestive system…and this is mainly down to fiber (green leafy vegetables are the best source of this!).


The cool thing about fiber is that it gives you that full feeling, which means you do not have to consume as much food to feel satisfied in the hunger department.

This obviously impacts your caloric intake and lays the foundations for a more successful diet.

Water Content

Both fruits and vegetables contain high levels of water which again is very good for your digestive system (and body as a whole!).

Much like fiber, water is very good at providing that full feeling. This in turn means you will take in a lower amount of calories.

If you manage to keep your calorie count down more of your exercises go towards burning off stored fat, rather than the calories from what you’ve just consumed.

The Perfect Snack

Traditional snacks are the downfall of 99% of diets and health plans out there – I guess they always will be!

I’ve noticed that even the majority of health snack options available are still full of cholesterol, fat, salt or sugar…they just hide it well on the packaging!

Fruit or vegetables make a handy and healthy snack option that is also friendly to your wallet!

I also find that these over-produced snack options are pretty shitty at keeping your hunger satisfied.

On the flip side of the coin – more natural produce, like fruit and veggies, do give you that satisfying feeling whilst reducing your overall caloric intake.

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10 thoughts on “Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

  1. As a person who is in some ways fighting for his life this is a great post. You gave some great information that many of us know but need reinforced to us.

    My advice to people. Purchase any kind of fruits and salads from the store that you will eat. Don’t be hardcore because if your not going to eat it why buy it.

    I found sweet spot in eating a good salad twice a day. That is buy buying the special salad packets and the fruits like apples , oranges , and strawberries I know I will eat.

    But you have to do it if you want to lose weight

    The right products are great to aid us. But you cannot be healthy and lose weight long term without changing your lifestyle . So true

    1. Hey Vertical Velocity!

      Well thanks for pitching in and backing up our article…but you say you are ‘in some ways fighting for your life’. This sounds pretty serious – I hope everything’s going okay for you?

  2. Hi Chris,

    I totally agree with you when working on loosing weight, it is advisable to work on long-term life style changes rather than interim diets. Most of the people I know, have gained their weight back some time after successfully completing a diet. I am myself working on reducing weight and introducing daily intake of fruits and vegetables, replacing snacks with fruit or nuts, and even found some fun learning to cook some vegetarian dishes. 

    I have found specially helpful the section on the nutritional side of things to find a balance on vitamins intake. On top of that, I am also introducing regular exercise which makes a great difference when loosing weight.

    Love this article – it’s make such a refreshing change to get the no nonsense view for once. Have you been running this blog for long now?

    Thanks for sharing and creating awareness.

    1. Hi there Jose,

      I’ve been running this blog for about 2 years now and thankfully…it’s gone from strength to strength! 🙂

      Great to hear that you have been working on replacing your unhealthy snacks – my personal favorite is nuts (they trick your hunger as well when you are on a diet!). 

      Great to meet you Jose – thanks for taking the time to leave your opinion here!

  3. I switched to a paleo diet 2 years ago, and list 50lbs.  Before that, vegetables were not my friend.  But today, 50% of my diet consists of vegetables, berries and fruit.  Yes, it is true, you can learn to love vegetables.

    I have started each morning for the last 2 years, with a berry, fruit and vegetable smoothie, and I have discovered may vegetables that work great in smoothies.

    Your article is informative and educational, as everyone should be eating more vegetables.

    1. Well you sound as if you’ve really got that health angle under tabs there Rob…

      But I wouldn’t like to be standing behind you on a bus every morning!!!! (sorry – couldn’t resist the gas joke!)  🙂

  4. Yes fruit and vegetables are the best way of losing weight and keeping the weight in check in the long run. One thing that really makes me confused is whether cooking or baking the vegetables clears away the nutrients. For one to get the full benefit from what each vegetable has, does one need to eat it raw or will it still have the same nutrition content when cooked.

    1. Hi Anita, 

      Well if you choose to cook/boil the veg, try and leave them a little crunchy, as overcooking will result in some of the nutrients disappearing. 

  5. My diet, through the years, has provided me with comfort, amusement, and joy.  I ate whatever I wanted without regards to the adverse effect of the processed sugar and wheat, alcohol, acids and alkalis, whenever I wanted, as much as I wanted.  My heart, lungs, bones, and brain all suffered from a lack of proper nutrition.  This was a BAD diet.  That was then, this is now. Fruit, Green Vegetables, dairy from grass fed cows only.   Fish and chicken maybe beef weekly, I love eggs, broccoli, feta cheese, aren’t these things very good for me?  What finally kicked off my metabolism was stepping up the exercise and the pounds melted off very slowly but steady.  H2O is a great way to fill up. Thank you for reinforcing my efforts in battle of the bulge.

    1. This is really good to hear Rod – sounds like you’ve taken your health by the scruff of the neck and put it back on the right track.

      I agree with you on exercise – this was the turning point for me as well! 

      As soon as I started running in my thirties, and I saw the pounds drop off, I realised how bad I had been treating my body before! 

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