Weight Loss Foods

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Weight Loss Foods

OK. So you want to lose weight? And still keep eating? And yes – enjoy what you eat?

If you are trying to lose weight, here are some things you need to know about the major proponent of weight – food.

Now, just for the record, there such a thing as ‘good weight’ in terms of fitness and overall health. ‘Good weight’ refers to weight attributed to muscles. It is generally known in medicine that muscles weigh more than the same volume of fat. However, it usually easier for the body to accumulate fat as opposed to developing muscle. Because of this fact we have to watch what and how we eat and engage in physical exercise constantly. Consequently, ‘bad weight’, the kind we all endeavour to avoid, is basically excess body fat.

Different kinds of foods go through different metabolic processes in your body and can have a wide range of effects on your hunger, hormones and the number of calories you use up. Consuming certain foods can aid in the reduction fat. ‘Fat-burning foods’ may apply to those that stimulate metabolism, restrain appetite, or reduce food intake altogether.

Here are a number of foods that can aid you in your drive to shed some weight:

 

Whole Eggs

Yes. Eggs. These were once dreaded for cholesterol-rich but have been making the comeback after review. They are rich in protein and unsaturated fat which is good for you. They also very satisfying as shown to in recent studies. They are also nutrient-dense and can provide all the nutrients you need even on a calorie-restricted diet. Avoid frying them though.

 

Leafy Green

Vegetables – Some familiar examples of these are spinach, kale, Swiss chards and collards. They are low in carbohydrates and calories, and are rich in fibre. In fact, eating these is a way of increasing the volume of your meals without any worries. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and even fat- burning enzymes.

 

Fish

Salmon is a great example of fatty fish that is highly recommended for weight-watchers. It is very rich in high-quality protein, various nutrients and healthy fat. It is highly satisfying. Seafood in general, is a significant source of iodine, the nutrient essential for excellent thyroid function, which is crucial to proper metabolism.

 

Cruciferous Vegetables

These include cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and Brussels sprouts. They are high in fibre, rich in vitamins and minerals, low in calories and are really satisfying. They also contain a decent amount of protein compared to leafy green vegetables.

 

Boiled Potatoes

These contain a wide range of nutrients, rich in potassium which is crucial to blood pressure regulation, and are highly satisfying.

 

Legumes

Some examples are lentils, kidney beans, sweet peas and soya beans. They are very high in protein and fibre and are consequently, highly satisfying. These foods help in the building of muscles and repair of body tissue.

 

Fruits

Some popular choices are oranges, apples, mangos, strawberries, water melons, papaya and avocado. Fruits are one of the best options for weight loss that exists. You can’t have too much of them. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, essential sugars, fluids, fibres and essential oils. They are highly satisfying in a rejuvenating way and very good for you. These are foods you will always enjoy.

These are just a few examples of powerful weight loss food. Others include nuts, whole grain, soups, yoghurt, olive oil, sunflower seeds and oil, castor oil, cereals and green tea.