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What You've Been Doing: Watching your meals get smaller and smaller as you try to cut down on portions
Try This Instead: Bulk up dishes with vegetables
"Add extra veggies to just about any dish you eat to volumize it. I tend to be a breakfast-on-the-go person, so I focus on doing this with lunch and dinner, adding at least 1 cup of vegetables each time. One recent dish I made included adding roasted cauliflower to a lighter version of macaroni and cheese. I've even added spiralized golden beets to a loaded baked potato. Not only do you make it a larger portion but you also add greater nutritional value while filling yourself up." —Kelly Guy, No Thanks to Cake; lost 70 pounds