Secret #4: Give veggies a chance
“I was used to my flavor coming from fried foods,” Vincent says. “At first I chose to eat vegetables because they were healthy for me, even though I didn’t like them. But then I realized they have so much flavor, and I started to crave them. I learned that I needed vegetables to fuel my body and sustain me for the exercise I was doing.” For dinner, Vincent typically eats 3 ounces of lean turkey, chicken or fish, and she loads her plate with a medley of vegetables, such as different types of tomatoes and sprouts as well as broccoli or asparagus. “With vegetables, I know I can have a lot and feel full, and they’re still low in calories,” she says.