First of all congratulations on your recent weight loss success, you have done very well and it is pleasing to see that you are making long-term changes for life. As Arlene has mentioned its all about making small, realistic changes to your everyday life such as making healthy food choices, getting enough exercise and looking after yourself.
In response to your question about what vegetables help you to lose weight, there is really no “special” vegetable that has magical weight loss properties. Choosing vegetables with a high water content (such as salad vegetables, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini etc) will help to fill you up without adding many kilojoules. Try adding 2 cups of these types of vegetables to your lunch and dinner plate. Starchy vegetables such as potato, sweet potato, corn and peas contain more carbohydrate compared to the others mentioned but can be included as part of a healthy diet, just keep the portions in check.
Many clients who lose weight have a little trouble shifting the last 5 kgs, however, make sure you change up your exercise routine regularly so your body doesn't get used to it and this should help. As Arlene mentioned, keeping a food diary can also help as you can track what you are eating and make small changes that way. Consulting an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) if you're finding it difficult losing the extra 5kgs would be a good option as APDs can help you pin point how to change your diet without sacrificing nutrients.
You can find an APD by logging onto the Dietitians Association of Australia's website (www.daa.asn.au) and click on the “Find an Accredited Practising Dietitian” tab.
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