How can fruits and vegetables help me manage my weight?

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help you manage your weight. Here's how:
  • Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories. You can eat a lot of them without upsetting the balance between your food intake and your energy output.
  • Fruits can help you satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. So can many vegetables -- remember the taste of fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and carrots?
  • Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Many contain antioxidants -- substances that protect your body cells from damage (like "rust-proofing" for your body).

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Weight Maintenance

Weight Maintenance

Losing the weight is only one step in the journey to better overall health. After the weight is gone, it's all about maintenance – adopting a lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating, daily exercise and continued goal setting. A...

nd there are lots of different ways to maintain your weight that help make the lifestyle switch easier: eat breakfast daily, load up on fruits and veggies and establish manageable weight loss habits like walking once a day. All of these can be easily incorporated in your healthy weight maintenance plan and keep you from putting the pounds back on.

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