Foods That Will Accelerate Your Weight Loss
Everyone at some point has thought of Weight loss. There is much emphasis on fitness, even thin people have considered losing weight at some point in time in their life. A reasonable weight loss plan will factor two things – increase your daily activity and decrease the total calorie intake. It is the deficit between the two that ultimately leads to loss of weight.
One mistake that weight loss rookies unwittingly make is to reduce the absolute quantity of food altogether. This works more against weight loss as it can cause intense hunger pangs, leading to a major food binge! The better way is to focus on the quality of your food instead of quantity.
With these superfoods, you are sure to feel fulfilled with less. At the same, the natural properties of these foods will help accelerate your weight loss without causing any health risks.
Green leafy veggies
This is the ultimate weight loss secret – for an accelerated weight loss program, you should actively embrace all things green. Include edible leaves, green beans, and anything that is green and leafy in your diet. Almost all leafy greens are rich in iron and dramatically improve your immunity and blood quality in very little time. Also, they are very filling and can be used in salads, juices, baked dishes, even casseroles.
Carbohydrate fanatics don’t need to give it all up; instead, just switch to the good stuff, like Oats. According to researchers, a single cup of oats takes care of so many of our needs. It cures hunger fast, easy to digest and also speeds up metabolism, which in turn help to burn fat faster. One thing you absolutely should not do with oats is to combine it with sugar. By its very nature, sugar significantly slows down digestion, thus neutralizing the benefits of oats. If you must have your oatmeal sweetened, use honey or stevia.
If only we replaced every other pack of chips, fries, pop tarts, sugared treats, and bakery treats with one serving of fruit, we would all be naturally healthy and fit. There’s very little you can do wrong with fruit. Some experts suggest how almost every fruit– from apples, pears, papayas, melons, oranges, pomegranates to even bananas –all work to fulfill us faster. And with lower calories.
The humble potato is often banished from many weight watchers diets. But what people miss is that potato can turn into a “fatty” carb only when it is fried. If it is boiled or even steamed, this root vegetable is actually much lower in calorie even as it serves as “comfort food. So, you can indulge your potato craving a couple of times a week, provided you choose to au-natural with it. Let it be steamed by itself with no added oil.
Replace your fries with a bowl of cottage cheese salad, and watch your weight slide down, down, and down. This is also packed with calcium and protein, so even if you choose to go vegetarian during your weight loss plan, cottage cheese will ensure you don’t miss out on the essential nutrients that meat provides. And if you plan to go all-in with your weight loss goals, you can even look for low-fat, no-sugar cottage cheese for a tasty and fulfilling alternative.
Nuts contain the good fat, the kind that you are actually encouraged to eat. You can even treat yourself with a nutty trail mix pack, or add them do your daily cereal for a healthy breakfast. However, if you are one to binge on a whole can of nuts without reservation, then keep this superfood far away from your meal plans. Nuts are packed with a whopping amount of energy, and calories they should only be consumed in moderation.
This is one of those rare foods where the full-fat version works better than the no-fat or low-fat alternatives. Yogurt contains probiotics (which is much healthier than soda which is not healthy at all), which aid digestion and improve metabolism, thus supporting your weight loss goals. They are also a healthy snack when you are hit with sudden hunger pangs.
One piece of advice is to stop consuming any yogurt at least 4-5 hours before bed-time. At the end of the day, yogurt does have some acidic properties, which can interfere with your digestion when you sleep.
A teaspoon of apple cider every day keeps the unwanted weight away. As apple cider is mighty effective in reducing blood sugar fluctuations post a starch-heavy meal. It also aids digestion, especially with carbohydrates. One suggestion is to dilute it in water, so the high vinegar content (which is acidic) does not cause any harm to your teeth.
Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Broccoli
Most weight watchers tend to stay away from these foods, as they can cause flatulence in sensitive stomachs. Well, here’s a tip for beating the gas – you can cook these vegetables (and potatoes too) in an open pot, and then drain the starchy water. You should also wash them thoroughly after cooking to remove the starch residue. Starch is bad food as it significantly slows down digestion, and collects as fat in your stomach. But starch-free potatoes, cauliflower, and cabbage can be lightly garnished to make a delicious and perfectly healthy, low-calorie dish.
Flax Seeds and Chia Seeds
One clever way to fool our body into feeling full is to use ground flax or chia seeds in our food. We can add them to juices and smoothies, and even sprinkle a couple of tablespoons over our salad. They bless us with long-lasting energy even as they help us feel fulfilled longer.
Banana, like potatoes, is often mistaken as a “fatty” food. But when consumed by itself – not in a smoothie and definitely not in a sugared dessert – bananas enhance digestion and help keep your metabolic rate up. As almost all weight problems stem from some form of poor digestion. Bananas are also loaded with a large amount of energy, so the average adult should have no more than 1-2 bananas per day.
You can consume veggie or fruit juice, but they only work as a weight-loss booster when they are unsweetened and unsalted (you can add lemon and pepper to add flavor, as they also aid digestion). If lasting a whole day on juice is difficult for you, choose to consume fresh juice the first half of the day, and fresh salad the other half. It will work wonders for your weight and your energy.
Weight loss is often an intelligent food balance –you eat the right stuff even as you ignore the wrong stuff, and the unwanted weight will easily melt away. Also, by lightly stepping up your daily activity, as simple as a brisk 30-minute walk can do the trick.
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