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Weight Loss Tips for Picky Eaters

Did you know that rejecting foods based on color or texture can rob you of the nutrients you need for peak metabolism? You can expand your food horizons and lose weight by eating various nutritious foods. Here are a few tips to help change your picky ways.

Try One New Food Every Week

Set a weekly date to try a new, RM-approved food and incorporate it into a dish you already enjoy. For example, if you’re adding broccoli to your diet, don’t just eat a big bowl of it. Instead, blend a few pieces into a stew or add the broccoli to a stir fry. The point is to think of new foods as ingredients, not stand-alone dishes.

Experiment With Spices

A familiar spice blend is an excellent way to create familiarity across foods. Say you have a seasoning you already put on fish. Try sprinkling it over grilled asparagus to see if it makes the vegetable more appealing to your taste buds. You can also create a spice blend to flavor your meals.

Swap Meat Out of Burgers

Replace half the ground meat with chopped and sautéed mushrooms to reduce saturated fats and add a delicious, savory taste. If you’re in the mood for meatloaf, mix broccoli slaw into the meat for added nutrients and texture.

Improve Your Pasta Dish

Try spiralizing zucchini or broccoli stems as the “spaghetti” you pair with your favorite sauce. You can also use Miracle Noodles*, which are low in carbs and contain no fat, sugar, or starch.

Be Creative With Prep

Don’t like the taste of raw kale? Bake it into chips or wilt it into your favorite soup. If steamed broccoli and cauliflower bore you, try roasting them for a more robust flavor. It’s all about trying different dishes until you find one you’ll eat repeatedly.

Looking for more tips and tricks to incorporate new foods in your diet? Request an appointment to meet with one of our licensed medical providers to get started.