Farmers Markets are Key to Healthy Weight Loss

Lose Weight with Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruits are essential to healthy weight loss. Destinata Retreats, San Diego’s Ultimate Fitness and Weight Loss Retreat, would like to share some pointers on a diet rich in flavor and nutrition.

Produce Is Your Friend

With piles of greens and bushels of mouthwatering fruit, the farmer’s market is a delight for the senses. It’s also the secret to a leaner body. This freshly picked bounty can help you lower your calorie intake without feeling deprived. You can eat large portions while keeping your calories down.

Baby Yourself

Baby vegetables are picked long before they reach maturity, so they’re sweeter, milder and less fibrous in texture than their full-grown counterparts. Plus, it is convenient, for instance, you don’t have to take the time to tear up baby spinach for a salad.

Rethink Potatoes

Yukon golds, ruby crescents, and Russian bananas are not the average spud. They can help you save big on fat and calories. Yukon golds have such a buttery flavor; you won’t need to add the real thing, which will eliminate calories and fat. Eat the paper-thin skin for an extra dose of potassium to help prevent high blood pressure. Other novelty spuds that don’t need additional fat for flavor: the tender, purple-blue Peruvian potato and the Ruby Crescent, which has such a creamy texture you won’t miss mashed potatoes.

Herb Power

Toss greens with a tablespoon each of basil, parsley, and marjoram and you can get by with just a dash of dressing. Snip a little dill into a potato salad, and who needs mayonnaise? The surprise of new flavors livens up a low-calorie diet.

Produce in a Pot

Soup can help you lose weight. Broth based soups loaded with fresh market veggies make an easy lunch or light dinner.

Satisfy a Sugar Craving

Growers who sell locally pick their fruit close to peak ripeness, which means it is riper, sweeter, and juicier than the fruit in the supermarkets. When fruit is that sweet, it satisfies a sugar craving without the waist-expanding calories.

Try Something New

The farmer’s market, always changing with the seasons, brings you things you can’t find in the store and keeps you from getting bored. There’s always something new to discover.

 

 

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