Lots (I mean lots!) of green veggies are key to my program

I eat 1/2 – 1 lb of green veggies with each lunch and dinner.  Steamed or nuked, with spices (and often hot sauce) and a TEAspoon of olive oil.

This is one reason I try to avoid restaurants; it’s rare they’ll provide me with the amount I normally eat, even if I ask for a double portion. An exception is seen in the photo below from San Francisco’s Luce Restaurant.

Reports the NY Times:

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a comprehensive nationwide behavioral study of fruit and vegetable consumption. Only 26 percent of the nation’s adults eat vegetables three or more times a day, it concluded. (And no, that does not include French fries.)

These results fell far short of health objectives set by the federal government a decade ago. The amount of vegetables Americans eat is less than half of what public health officials had hoped. Worse, it has barely budged since 2000.

Veggies provide fiber, slow digest, “fill” you with minimal calories, and provide tons of nutrients.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. Dr. Dana Pierce,Pharm.D.

    I havge personally found this to be very useful in avoiding steroid induced weight gain.

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