Veggies may not be as traditionally yummy as pasta or a good steak, but if you know how to prepare them the right way, you might realize your childhood aversion to certain plant matter was misplaced. (Justice for Brussels sprouts!)
What’s more, a plant-based diet can be helpful for weight loss: “Vegetables are typically very low-calorie—especially non-starchy ones like spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Plant Based with Amy and Master the Media in Stamford, Connecticut.
Meet the experts:
Jocelyn Rodriguez, RDN, is a registered dietitian in Laredo, Texas.