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6 Resolutions You Should Make This Year (Page 3)

2. Let Vegetables Dictate Your Meals

2. Let Vegetables Dictate Your Meals

When I’m planning meals, one of the first things I consider is what vegetables I want to eat—then I’ll plan the protein and starch around that. Letting vegetables take the spotlight on your dinner plate helps you increase the total nutrition on your plate—vegetables deliver healthy phytochemicals, essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, they fill you up on fewer calories than other foods (even healthy foods, like whole grains), so taking a larger serving of vegetables and a smaller serving of whole grains and protein may help if you’re trying to lose weight.

Find out: What Counts As A Serving of Vegetables

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