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2.1 Veggies

Eat Something Green Every Once in a While

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All right. In this video, I want to talk about vegetables and specifically what we’re going to be doing with vegetables this week is the same thing that we did with vegetables last week with our water. So, first thing is I have another video, all about carbohydrates. So if you want to learn more about this, I would recommend watching that video.

It’s going to be longer, but it explains everything. In terms of vegetables, what we’re tracking is the number of vegetables that we’re eating that live above ground, or that are grown above ground. So when we think about vegetables, there’s a continuum of vegetables. And on this side we have what are called non-starchy vegetables.

And on this side, we have what are called starchy vegetables. Now there are some vegetables that are in the middle and those tend to be zucchini yellow squash. Peas and raw carrots. Okay. Now let’s put all of those actually into the non-starchy vegetable category, because you’re probably not eating so many that it’s gonna really impact your weight or your progress.

So let’s not worry about that. What we want to do though, is we w I want you to eat as many non-starchy vegetables as possible. Ultimately, we want to go for somewhere around six servings a day. Now the question is what is a serving of non-starchy vegetables? A serving of non-starchy vegetables is the size of your fist.

Now I really like using your body as a measurement for the foods that you eat. The reason being is. When we do that, we eat what’s relation to our body size. So for example, a 100 pound woman would eat less than a 250 pound man. And so if we’re using your body as a source of measure, then it’s appropriate for us.

Okay. So one serving of vegetables is the size of our fist, unless it’s a leafy greens, so spinach, kale, lettuce. And so those things, pre-cooked, you would have two fists. Okay. And that’s one size or one serving.

So, this week, all you’re going to do is track the number of servings you’re eating during a day. And I just want you to become aware of that.

Here’s some, I don’t know if it’s good news or not vegetables don’t happen on accident. And I will tell you today that for me, they don’t happen on accident. Do they become easier to incorporate into your diet? Yeah, they do, but it still takes a lot of me paying attention to. What I’m going to be eating.

It’s not like, oh, I accidentally ate a carrot. So be aware that this is going to be something that you’re always going to have to focus on.

Now, ultimately, where we want to go with this later on is when using the body scan. We want to start noticing how we feel when we’re eating more vegetables, so that eating vegetables doesn’t become a chore. It becomes something that we do for ourselves to help us to feel better. Okay. So I’m just doing a little foreshadowing with you right now in terms of why we’re going to be doing this and how we’re going to be using it in the future. But for now this week, all I want you to pay attention to is how much you’re eating on a daily basis.

That’s it for right now. I’ll see you in the next video.

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