By Jenny Smith
Yes!! You read that absolutely right. One of the biggest challenge we face when trying to lose weight is combating hunger and the desire to eat. But what if I told you that there are some yummy delicious foods that will help you lose weight? Sure, you might want to know HOW?
Well, these super-foods are naturally low in fat, sodium, calories & high in nutrients. Also, they are the power source of vitamins, fibres, antioxidants and potassium, these nutrients slow down the digestion help in absorption; a process which helps your tummy feel fuller for a longer time. Now coming to the main component of weight management “fibre”. Fibre adds volume without adding a lot of calories. Because of its bulk, fibre helps in keeping you full for a longer time & people who have a high intake of fibre tend to weight loss.
No magic potions or instant weight loss pills, these nutrient-rich foods will help you lose weight fast without starving yourself:
This fruit deserves to be on the top of this chart as it is a powerhouse for our health, it contains vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium, along with pectin, a soluble fibre that fights against atherosclerosis strongly. Its effects on weight control have been studied directly. Studies have found that people who ate half a grapefruit before each meal, dropped an average of 3.5 pounds within 12 weeks. So, eat half of a grapefruit before half an hour of your meal time, which will help you keep satisfied and eat fewer overall calories.
Those rich, creamy avocados are so satisfying, right? Avocados are loaded with healthy fats particularly monounsaturated oleic acid, the same type of fat that is found in olive oil which reduces blood pressure, increases fat burning to help with weight loss.
Also, studies have found that people who ate half of avocados, reduced the desire to eat by 40%. They increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients making avocado’s one of the delicious & filling food which is healthy as well as helps in losing weight.
Whether it be chili pepper or green pepper these veggies are not only great for your waistline, but they are also a powerhouse of antioxidants. They contain a substance called capsaicin, which reduces appetite and increase fat burning. So, grill them up or slice up some raw pieces for a healthy snack & feel your calories burning away.
Studies have shown that people munching on nuts, automatically eat less at later meals. They’re an excellent snack because they contain balanced amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. Bonus points: they're loaded with vitamin E, which is essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Just make sure you are eating an ideal portion (small handful), as they are high in calories.
Here is an another reason for chocolate lovers to eat chocolates. Dark chocolates are packed with antioxidants & contains happy-making brain chemicals known as serotonin. But, you have to eat chocolate that does not contain sugar. Also, some of the experts advise eating the coca beans for more benefits; yummy, crunchy broken up coca beans!!
Eggs that were feared for being high in cholesterol are back again! New studies have found that they don’t adversely affect cholesterol nor do they cause heart attacks. It contains all the 9 essential amino acids that our body needs but fails to produce on its own. Also, they’re high in protein, healthy fats which can make you feel full with a very low quantity of calories. So, include eggs in your breakfast which may help you resist snack attacks throughout the day.
Fishes like salmon, tuna, Mackerel, trout, sardines & herring are low in calorie & are power packed with high quality of protein, healthy fats and all kinds of important nutrients. They are also loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in reducing inflammation, which plays a major role in obesity and metabolic disease.
Apples, Guava, Peaches & Plums
These fruits are high in fibre & it helps lose weight, thanks to the fact that its glycaemic index is low, which makes it perfect for diabetics as well. They boost up the immune system, keeps bowel movements proper & helps to flush out toxics which aids the overall weight loss process. In-short these fruits are the ideal food for a yummy& a low calorie diet. So, include them daily in your diet & easily manage your weight
A huge part of losing weight is believing that you can do it & realizing that it's not going to happen overnight. So, try including these above foods in your diet & 3 months now on, you will thank yourself later!!
Jenny Smith is a Content Strategist who is currently working with AMAZING NUTRITION[https://www.amazingnutrition.com/]. Her passion for helping people in all aspects of Digital Marketing has provided her the coverage. A Writer by day and reader by night is what she loves to be.