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Spring Produce That Can Aid In Weight Loss

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Now that spring has arrived, many of us may be feeling the need to drop any added weight from the winter and prepare for the swimsuit season. But before you know it, summer will turn into fall and our warm months will be gone. Appreciate spring while it’s here! Make the most of these next few months to get back into shape. Along with the opportunity for increased physical activity outside, spring brings a variety of seasonal produce that can help with your weight loss goals. Keep reading to learn about Canada’s seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they can aid in your spring weight loss goals.


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Lose Weight With Seasonal Produce

Don’t spend your whole spring worrying about fad diets to prepare your summer body. Enjoy the season while creating a healthy, balanced diet using seasonal produce that helps with weight loss.

Enjoy The Springtime While Improving Your Health

There are many ways to lose weight while appreciating what spring has to offer. The warmer weather creates more opportunities to improve your health by increasing your fitness through outdoor sports or physical activities and tons of fresh produce to make healthy food choices.  

Spring Produce For Weight Loss 

While all fruits and vegetables are good for our health, there are a few specific items that provide added benefits to aid in weight loss. Below is a list of seasonal produce items that can be used for weight loss and why they are helpful. 

  • Asparagus: Asparagus is low in calories and high in water. This means you can eat a large amount without consuming too many calories. It is also very high in fiber so it will keep you satiated longer. 
  • Broccoli: Broccoli is low in calories and high in calcium. This has the potential to reduce fat cell production. It’s high fibre content delays the secretion of ghrelin, which is responsible for producing the feeling of hunger. 
  • Cherries: Cherries are low in calories and filled with flavour, making them a healthy snack alternative to other foods such as chips or crackers. They also contain key vitamins that can fortify your metabolism. 
  • Mushrooms: Mushrooms are a low-calorie option that can provide fiber, protein, and helpful nutrients for weight loss. Their protein levels make them potential meat alternatives for plant-based diets. The nutrients they provide can assist in glucose regulation, which will provide you with sustained energy. 
  • Spinach: Spinach is extremely low in calories. One cup of spinach is approximately seven calories. It also contains high amounts of insoluble fibre, which will keep you full for a longer period of time. 
  • Strawberries: Strawberries are great sources of fibre and are high in water content. This makes them a low-calorie option that can regulate your appetite and keep you fuller for longer. Eat them as a snack or use them to spruce up a salad. 
  • Sweet Potatoes: Sweet Potatoes are a great food choice for weight loss as they are a natural source of carbohydrates. This means they can provide you with the needed energy carbohydrates provide, without significantly raising your glucose levels and reducing your cravings for high sugar and processed foods.

Add More Spring Produce To Your Diet

Adding seasonal produce to your diet can be helpful for weight loss. These delicious foods can be used as healthy alternatives to processed foods and can be eaten in larger amounts without intense calorie intake. They are rich in nutrients that can improve your overall health and make you feel better throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you create a meal plan for me? 

Yes. The Jensen Weight Loss Program includes a customized nutrition plan that will provide you with a balanced diet to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals. 

Will eating only vegetables help me lose weight?

To lose weight healthily and sustainably, you must have a balanced diet that includes an adequate amount of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. If you are unsure of what to eat while trying to lose weight consider our Jensen Weight Loss Program. It will provide you with a nutrition plan to lose weight in a healthy manner. 

How can I consume an optimal amount of vegetables without having to eat them?

If you struggle to eat vegetables, consider drinking them in a green smoothie. You can add your desired amount of vegetables along with ingredients to mask the flavour and blend it up. If you choose to do this, ensure the extra ingredients you're adding are also healthy and will not produce negative side effects such as raising your insulin. 

 


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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