Eat Easy-To-Prepare Veggies
There's a reason they say "abs are made in the kitchen." Without a healthy diet, it's impossible to get really fit -- and a healthy diet naturally includes vegetables. Each time you sit down to a meal, you should make sure your plate is made up of at least 50% vegetables.
It's tough to include a lot of vegetables at each sit-down because preparing them usually requires a great deal of time and energy. Sure, you can have some raw broccoli or carrots as a snack, but for a full meal they will never suffice.
When I get home from work and I'm starving, I don't have the time or patience to wash thirty leaves of chard, kale, or bok choy. I do -- on the other hand -- have time to rinse a head of red cabbage or cauliflower, slice it up, and throw it in the pot to steam. What's great about cabbage and cauliflower is they're big, so each one will provide several servings. I'll always have leftovers to bring to the office for lunch the next day.
Let's be real: having the time to cook a gourmet meal for yourself is a rarity. So here is my go-to list for easy to prepare vegetables when you are pressed for time:
1) Red Cabbage