Using in-season vegetables to lose weight works all year round.
Slimming down after having my sons took some work, but I had the season on my side. Both of their birthdays are in May, so summer’s glorious bounty of vegetables made losing weight seem relatively simple: I’d pick whatever veggies looked fresh at the market and then throw them on the grill with a lean source of protein, such as chicken or fish. Then, I’d round out the meal with a reasonable portion of a healthy carb-based side, such as brown rice. But as fall creeps on and winter draws near, I’ve realized that my secret postpartum weight-loss weapon—in-season vegetables—works all year round. Incorporating these five fresh-right-now vegetables into your diet plan can help you win the weight-loss battle this winter. Download a FREE Winter Diet Recipes Cookbook!
—Nicci Micco, M.S., Editor-at-Large for EatingWell Magazine