Hitting your weight goals without the proper food and nutrition is almost impossible – that is why we’ve brought in professional help to let you know what to eat to lose weight!
We made a list of 5 foods that were on the list of every nutritionist, health coach and dietitian we talked with. We could make a longer list, but these 5 were on everyone’s list, that is we’re pointing them out. If these foods are not the pillar in your diet, you should consider adding them in. Regular exercise combined with these foods will put you in the fast lane in your weight loss journey!
1. Leafy, Dark Greens
This is not exactly one food/vegetable, but a whole array of them. Arugula, bok choy, spinach and kale are just a few you can chose from. You can mix them with other vegetables, or eat them raw. Hey! You could even use a leafy green as a wrap or a tortilla. The dark greens are full of fiber, which helps you stay full, which means you won’t be craving junk food. Spinach has a very high amount of folate concentrations, which keep your heart healthy. Kale is packed with isothiocyanates, which is what your body uses to detoxify. It is loaded with vitamin A and fiber, both essential for weight loss.
We get it, you are not a bird, but that sure does not mean you foods like pumpkin sees, sesame seeds, flax seeds and chia seed won’t give you a nutritional boost. They may be little, bu they bring in the heavy guns: full of protein, have tons of healthy fats, including omega-3 acids, and various vitamins. Seeds make the perfect snack, because they are healthy, portable, and the best alternative to carbs. You read that right, replace the chips with healthy seeds and snack without feeling guilty!
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This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, but here is friendly reminder why avocados rock: one plum berry has around 15 grams of fiber! Eating an avocado will make you feel full for a long period of time. They are also packed with folate and potassium. It is time to ditch the old ways of thinking about fats; they are essential for our bodies and brains because they provide a healthy amount of mono and polyunsaturated fats – and you get those exactly from including avocados in your diet.
Study shows that consuming eggs decreases the likelihood of making poor food choices, because they are packed with healthy fats and have high quality protein. The whites are very rich with selenium, which serves as a support for the thyroid in the process of fat burning. Eggs are also packed with vitamin B2 – the most important vitamin for metabolizing fats. If you’re wondering about the cholesterol content in eggs – it is proven that the cholesterol in eggs is much lower than we once thought, and it is not a factor in heart disease.
We know what you’re thinking – “really? high sugary food in a diet?” – A diet high in refined and processed sugars is very bad, however a diet with fruits is amazing. Fruits have high amounts of fiber and low glycemic index, and the grapefruit is a perfect example of such fruit. Study done by researches in UC Berkley shows that eating grapefruits is directly correlated with weight loss. As a bonus, grapefruits will stabilize the sugar in your blood, and contain high levels of immune-boosting antioxidants. These reasons alone should be enough to put it on every dietitian’s list of essential foods.