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Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables

By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., April 17, 2014 - 9:10am

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Eating more produce can help you slim down because produce is low in calories and high in fiber. In fact, vegetables were ranked as the No. 1 food to eat for weight loss by Harvard University. On a 1,500-calorie diet, you should eat 1 1/2 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables. At breakfast, add sliced fruit to toast or veggies to an egg scramble. For lunch, eat a big salad or pack a wrap with baby spinach. For snacks, try grapefruit, apple slices or carrot sticks. And at dinner, start your meal with a bowl of vegetable soup or salad and be sure to include produce in your meal.

Do This Today: Eat at least one serving of fruits or vegetables at every meal.

Dinner Tonight: Summer Vegetable Pasta with Crispy Goat Cheese Medallions

TAGS: Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., Diet Blog, Diet, Diet Challenge, Fitness, Nutrition, Slim Down for Summer Challenge

Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
Lisa D’Agrosa is EatingWell’s digital nutrition & news editor. She is a Registered Dietitian and completed her master’s degree in Nutrition Communication at Tufts University. She loves tasting all the recipes from the Test Kitchen and geeking out over nutrition science. @LisaDAgrosa

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