Healthy habits take time to adopt, but they are key to sustainable weight loss and, getting your balance of fruits and vegetables is your secret weapon in tipping the scales in your favour.
If you cringe at carrots or blanch at the thought of broccolli, read on for Scottish Slimmers' tips on revving up your veg count to benefit from those health boosting nutrients ...
Get your greens in the form of a juice or smoothie, you'll be getting the same 5 a day fix without having to chow down on carrot sticks and celery. Just be mindful of those Checks!
Make it fancy
Add vegetables to your favourite dishes; cauliflower with macaroni cheese, chopped carrots in chilli. Most of your favourite pasta dishes can be bulked up for fewer calories... get creative.
Go vegetarian for the week, finding alternatives to your regular menu will have you looking at vegetables like you never have before.
Crisp lovers delight
Swap your favourite crisp varieties for much healthier veg or pulse varieties kale chips, sweet potato, lentil, or parsnip, you name it we bet your local supermarket has it!
Not a bitty fan? Invest in a blender and make pots of soup to see you through lunchtimes. Serve chilled, warm, with tortillas or oatcakes for a filling mid day meal.
And if all else fails ask your partner to sneak vegetables into your food so you're none the wiser. You never know you may be surprised at just what you'll like!
And while you're thinking about it, fill your Morrison's shopping basket for discounts and home delivery.