Just cutting calories isn’t enough. You have to cut calories, while ensuring you get the most nutrition if you want to be successful. That means you need to identify the best foods to lose weight, which also provide the most nutrition. It means not all calories are created equally. While they all provide the same amount of energy, they undergo different processing in your body. Different types of food have different effects on your hormones, the amount of calories you burn and how hungry you’ll be.
If you start with a healthy diet that has high protein, you’ll feel fuller longer throughout the day.
Eggs have been given a bad rap because of its cholesterol levels. While it’s true that eating a lot of eggs can raise LDL cholesterol levels—the bad cholesterol—they’re great when you want to shed weight. They are an inexpensive source of protein and fat, both of which leave you feeling full longer, and that’s a real plus when you’re trying to lose weight. Several studies have shown that eating eggs, instead of a carb, like bagels, for breakfast, boosts weight loss, plus supplied many necessary nutrients.
Salmon is your friend for weight loss.
You’ll fill up, plus get lots of omega-3 fatty acids when you eat fatty fish like salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids are important anti-inflammatory substances that help protect the cells and reduce the potential for metabolic disease and obesity. Salmon is also loaded with iodine that helps your thyroid function properly.
Greens and cruciferous vegetables are also weight-loss friendly.
Cruciferous vegetables, which include cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, are exceptional for dieting. They high in fiber, which fills you up and actually contain quite a bit of protein. Compared to other vegetables when it comes to protein, they’re very high. They also contain high amounts of nutrients. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, Swiss chard and kale are low in calories, so you can eat quite a bit. They’re also high in fiber to make them quite filling.
- Beans and legumes are high in protein, inexpensive and full of fiber. That makes them the best possible diet food. They fill you up, without adding a large number of calories. They not only help your weight loss effort, they help your budget.
- Consider lean beef and chicken breast for weight loss friendly meals. Both are high in protein, keeping you feeling fuller longer. That high protein also helps you maintain muscle mass, which is important when you’re trying to shed pounds.
- Believe it or not, avocados are a fruit and a very good source of healthy fat. They also have a lot of fiber and potassium. Feel comfortable making some guacamole with fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and lime juice. All are healthy ingredients.
- Boosting your protein intake is important and there’s an easy way to get it. Add cottage cheese to your diet. Unsweetened Greek yogurt is another option. Adding frozen fresh fruit, like black cherries, walnuts and wheatgerm makes both an exceptionally tasty and healthy treat.
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