I searched to see what Mark had to say about okra... pretty nice endorsement:

"Okra is just about the easiest way to lose that belly fat you can eat an entire bag for fewer calories than a slice of cheese."

If you can get your hands on some okra, try roasting some in the oven or on the grill. There are lots of variations of this online, and here's a link to my first attempt:


I am starting to think that the only way to eat most vegetables is roasted. It sure brings out the flavors, and it is a good way to add a little fat to your diet without a lot of extra calories.