Updated: Feb 27
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Have you been trying to lose weight lately? If so, you might be interested in some new findings that suggest increasing your intake of vegetables and fruit could be key to success.
A recent study looked at two groups of obese volunteers who were participating in a weight loss program. One group focused on reducing their caloric intake by 500 calories per day, while the other group aimed to consume eight vegetables and two to three fruits per day.
The researchers measured the volunteers' serum carotenoid levels, which are biomarkers of vegetable and fruit intake, and compared them to changes in weight and body fat. They found that total serum carotenoid concentrations increased from the beginning to the end of the study, and remained elevated even a year later. And interestingly, changes in weight, fat, and percent body fat all correlated negatively with serum carotenoid concentrations - in other words, those with higher carotenoid levels tended to lose more weight and fat.
So what does all this mean? Essentially, it suggests that increasing your intake of vegetables and fruit could be an effective strategy for weight loss. However, it's worth noting that the group that focused on reducing caloric intake still lost more weight overall. That means that if you're trying to lose weight by increasing your vegetable and fruit intake, it's still important to pay attention to your overall caloric intake as well.
But if you're struggling to incorporate more vegetables and fruit into your diet, or if you're just looking for some extra support and guidance on your weight loss journey, online coaching might be a great option for you. With the help of a professional coach, you can learn how to make healthy, sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle, and get the support you need to stay on track and reach your goals.
So there you have it - if you want to boost your weight loss efforts, don't underestimate the power of vegetables and fruit. And if you need a little extra help, don't hesitate to seek out the support of an online coach. Here is a link to the study:
https://www.nature.com/articles/nutd201222 For Online Coaching click the button below:
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