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Veggies Are Your Friends
Posted 2016-05-13 by Bambi Christman in Nutrition

It's time to fall in love. With vegetables.

Seriously, there's no easier way to reduce fat on your body and improve how you feel and look! And it doesn't have to be complicated. You don't have to measure/calculate/summarize every meal, every day. Live by this rule and you will succeed: Include vegetables with every meal. Every. Single. Meal.

When you look at your plate, you should see 75% of the your plate covered in vegetables, 25% containing a protein. For me, one bowl meals are how I roll. For example, my "breakfast" is usually a cold pasta salad which is constructed from a base of chickpea pasta which is tossed with steamed broccoli, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower and raw celery and cucumbers. Mix these well, then toss again with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and fresh basil and oregano leaves. I make a big batch of this every weekend so I have a ready-to-go healthy breakfast every day. Lunch is usually a very colorful salad topped with berries or alternatively, a veggie soup. Dinners are light as well: a base of jasmine rice, quinoa or naan bread topped with veggies and protein (for me, wild caught salmon or tofu or falafel.) I have dozens and dozens of healthy meal ideas to share with you.

Eating lots of vegetables provides you with the necessary nutrients your body needs to repair and continue to function well. Need help with your nutrition as well as your fitness training? I'm waiting to hear from you!

I've learned SO MUCH about my body and how it works! Bambi takes the time to analyze me as I'm training, picking up on dysfunctional movement, no matter HOW SLIGHT it may be. Her corrections to my form in our drills has resolved a lower back pain I suffered with for years and strengthened me in ways I never thought were possible!

— K. Snell
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