The free food calorie counter list below shows everyday foods with the calorie content in an average portion. The table also lists calorie content in 100 grams, for easy comparison with other products which haven’t yet been added to the free food counter. The calorie counter is broken down into 5 different parts–just like the groups of the balanced diet.
There is a free food calorie counter for each of the groups. The table below lists number of calories in Fruit and Vegetables.
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The beauty of fruits and veggies is that they make weight loss a lot easier! In fact, if your goal is to shed weight, you should be eating A LOT more of these healthy, natural foods–particularly veggies.
Here’s how to lose weight with veggies the right way:
Replace grains with fruits. Instead of having a massive bowl of cereal (even bran flakes or oatmeal), cut back on the amount of grains you eat, and add more fruits into the bowl. Fruits pack an energy punch just like grains, but they won’t affect your metabolism as drastically.
Add more veggies. The best way to start losing weight is to add more veggies to your diet. It doesn’t matter what meal of the day–breakfast, lunch, or dinner–you need more vegetables in your meals. Start mixing veggies into your pasta, your hamburgers, your stews, and your omelets.
Make veggie-based meals. Instead of making your meals very protein and carb-heavy, make the veggies the hero of your meal. For example, make veggie lasagna, using zucchini slices instead of noodles. You can still use some noodles and meat in the tomato sauce, but the focus of the meal is the veggies. This will help you to enjoy your veggies more, and add more of them to your diet.
Replace other foods with veggies. Do you really need bacon in your burger? Why not add a few slices of lettuce or tomato to make the burger more filling–not to mention healthier? Fill your burrito or taco with more veggies, and add vegetable toppings to your pizza instead of pepperoni. It’s all about finding ways to eat more veggies, and cutting back on the less healthy options.
Turn it into a salad. Instead of having a sandwich, why not make it a salad instead? You can take that roast beef, ham and cheese, or tuna fish sandwich, remove the bread, and add the ingredients into a salad. It will be much lower in calories, not to mention much more filling! You’ll increase the nutritional value of your meals drastically by doing this.
Eat more soup. Soup is an amazing way to add veggies to your meals! Make simple chicken and veggie-based broths, using only vegetables and no noodles. You can have a small bowl at every meal, and it will help you to fill up more quickly while adding veggies to your diet.
Size it right. Your plate should be filled with veggies, with only a small serving of meat and carbs on the side. Try to eat at least two cups of vegetables with every meal, and you’ll lose weight much more efficiently.
Have a healthy dessert. Instead of serving apple pie, cake, cookies, or chocolate brownies, have a yogurt parfait, frozen fruit sorbet, or a fruit salad. Fruit has all the sugar your body “craves”, but without all the unhealthiness!