Learn to Love Vegetables

  • Aim for 4-5 serves of vegetables every day. This may mean 1-2 serves in your allowable snacks and 3-4 serves in your one balanced meal each day.
  • Vegetables are generally low in calories and very high in nutrients. They add many powerful nutrients to your diet and are high in fibre which helps keep you regular. A balanced meal should consist of 3/4 vegetables and 1/4 protein such as lean meat or chicken.
  • A great and convenient alternative to fresh vegetables are the frozen varieties.
  • Frozen vegetables make a great allowable snack. Microwave a bowl topped with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, a dash of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of nuts.
  • There are a few vegies you should avoid. These are the starchy ones that are high in carbohydrates including potato, sweet potato, peas and corn.

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Sun Jul 26, 2015 at 5:58 am

Also, can i snack with nuts and seeds? They sell little punnets of mixed ones at woolworths i would like to get to snack on at tafe.


Sun Jul 26, 2015 at 5:55 am

Hello, I'm very nee to this and found it hard to start, im trying to start again tomorrow. I did one day on the rapid shakes and struggled with snacking. Tomorrow i would like to start over but im worried about how many calories i can eat at dinner for a meal? Thank you:)


Wed Jun 5, 2013 at 5:07 am

Not sure if this is normal but I have been on this diet for 2 weeks nw... And lost 12kg, I have change the plan to having a maximum of 50g o carbs with 0 to natural pure oil. With a snack of chicken ot lean meat soup without stock. But still have a craving for potato, pumpkin and corn. Is there a replacement food for that?


Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

SusanL I have had weeks were I lost nothing or only lost half a kilo but have persisted & carried on & am only 2 kilos away from my goal weight now! I think sometimes our bodies just plateau for a bit then start to loose again. Keep your chin up & never weigh more than once a week & you will get there!


Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 6:44 am

I seem to have got stuck on the same weight for the last 4 days, gutted and don't know how to move it.


Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

I love my veggies I usually stick to green leafy ones mostly. I made a faux mashed potato using boiled cauliflower puréed with cream cheese salt and pepper for dinner tonight was devine!


Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hi there im new to this and was wondering if it would be ok to make a small amount of gravy with the veggies as i really dont like my veggies.strange i know but i just cant grow to like them i have tried. so my waqy of eating veggies is usually with a bit of gravy to help with the taste.


Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 12:47 am

Hi Jupeter94, you shouldn't be going hungry if you're eating the recommended 6 times a day with 2 meal replacements, 1 healthy balanced meal and 3 snacks between meals. Mind you, it's not uncommon for your body to take a week or two to adjust to this new way of eating. But once your body is used to it you'll certainly be feeling less hungry. One of our recommendations for those who are feeling very hungry is to increase the size of your snacks or main meal by about 10% for a while and then work towards reducing them back to the recommended portion sizes. When it comes to allowable vegetables, the amount you can have is generally unlimited (unless otherwise stated); so yes you could certainly try keeping these on hand to keep your hunger at bay between meals and snacks. Just be careful to stick to the list of allowable vegetables, and be mindful how much stock you're using because that contains calories. Don't forget to drink at least 2 litres of water a day (if you're not already) because this will significantly help to keep you feeling fuller and hydrated; the feeling of thirst is very often mistaken for hunger so many people eat when they actually need a drink of water.


Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 4:00 am

Whenever i start to lose weight, i find that hunger is my biggest enemy, if i cook vegatables with stock and blend it, will this be ok to keep the hunger at bay, plus my allowable snacks or would the soup be the allowable snack?


Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

Hi diannemccue, Yes this would be fine to have as a snack. Celebrity Slim Consultant


Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

so if i boil some brocoli in stock and use my 30g alowable cheese and liquidise as soup can i use it for my snack .

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