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Lisa Guy: nutritionist

Lisa is an experienced Sydney based naturopath and nutritionist who runs a naturopathic practice called Art of Healing. Lisa specialises in children's health and is the author of the children's nutrition book My Goodness.ASK ME A QUESTION

Diet food

Monday, January 10, 2011
"Vegetables that are high in protein include legumes (eg: lentils, chickpeas, broadbeans, lima), peas and beans."


I'm 21 years old and am on the Optislim diet following the advice of my doctor. I can have 100g of fruit a day and a minimum of two cups of vegies. I can sit here all day long munching on cucumber and green beans but I'm still starving. I drink tonnes of water (at least 2.5 to 3.5 litres) a day and still it's not helping. Are there any vegies that can help me fill up more?


Eating foods that are higher in protein or fibre, that are digested slower and help keep blood sugar levels balanced, will give you more of a feeling of satiety or fullness. Vegetables that are high in protein include legumes (eg: lentils, chickpeas, broadbeans, lima), peas and beans. Non-starchy vegetables and fruits that are high in dietary fibre include beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, eggplant, mushrooms, spinach, avocado, apples, banana, kiwifruit, berries and pears

For more information visit Lisa's website, Art of healing.

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