Best Foods For Weight Loss | Eat Your Way To Slender!

By | October 21, 2015

Best foods for weight loss

One of the most talked about topics in the workplace, at home and even out socialising, food is literally everywhere. but what are the best foods for weight loss?

I live in Nottingham and within a 10-mile radius, there must be at least 30-40 fast food take away outlets. No wonder we are becoming a nation of overweight the problem is, it tastes so good and it’s convenient. So what are best foods for weight loss?

It’s not like there are any fruit and vegetable takeaway outlets with a delivery option so that leaves us with cooking or preparing our best foods for weight loss, of course, there will be a few scrumptious items you can eat straight out the packet.best foods for weight loss

Food That’s Filling

 

The premise to losing weight is eating less but eating the right things, a good place to start would be foods that fill you up.

Fibre is one of the best nutrients around, it helps you feel full and most people don’t get enough, the majority of people in the UK only get about 18g a day and we need roughly 30g! we are way off the mark as a nation!

The good thing about increasing your fibre intake is that it helps ward off food cravings,  we all know what happens when we get cravings…. we head for the nearest convenience, probably the crisp draw, corner shop or take away. am I right?

Other benefits of fibre are….. helps prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart disease, fibre is also associated with a healthy digestive system.

So where can I find more fibre? pretty much anything that derives from a plant, to get more fibre a day, try swapping white bread for brown and same with your rice and pasta, anything labelled wholegrain or wholewheat is full of fibre, any kind of beans are rich in this craving busting nutrient, other options for more fibre include bran, oats, fruit, vegetable and nuts.

There is so much variation  where you can boost fibre intake if you don’t like a certain food try another,experiment and have fun!  let me know how you get on.best foods for weight loss

Foods that torch fat

 

When it comes to torching fat with food, you want to manipulate your bodies metabolism to burn more calories without being overly active, that’s if you choose to lose weight with diet alone, that’s why it is important to choose foods that will fire up your furnace.

Think of your metabolism as a steam engine on a train you have to keep putting the right fuel in little and often to keep it chugging along, that’s why there is such a hype about metabolism super foods.

Egg whites are fantastic as they contain branch chain amino acids that help build muscle and essential to the human body. try swapping cereal or toast for protein-rich eggs a couple times a week, you be surprised how good you will look and feel. Science has shown that protein plays a huge part in metabolism and your body won’t store excess protein as fat.

Chicken and other
lean meats are full of iron if you lack iron or iron deficient this can seriously slow metabolism down. Try to get 3-4 iron-rich foods a day, cereal is fortified with iron but be careful of hidden sugar content in boxed cereal.

Water is not a food… but Guess you knew that. I can’t stress enough how vital water is for weight loss, even if your bit thirsty this can have a big impact on your metabolism in a negative way, aim for 4-8 glasses a day, once you get into a routine it’s not as hard as you think. click here for some tips on how to get enough water.

Chilli peppers fire up your metabolic furnace though a compound call capsaicin, chilli peppers also have a good amount of vitamin C, try and put a tablespoon in a meal couple of times a week to get the most out of this boost.

Lentils are another massive iron provider, to help with fuelling the fire there cheap and can be sprinkled on most meals…

Also, protein rich foods are great for losing weight click here for how protein is the s
secret key to achieving a slender and toned look.food-eggs-medium

Conclusion

 

If you want to achieve weight loss through food then you
got to be smart as it will be a lot tougher. Fibre and protein are the way forward they keep you fuller for longer and provide really good health benefits. if you are smart and pick the best foods for weight loss you will do it.

Take a look at your diet and see what you can swap, brown for white. Probably one of the biggest tips is, have a breakfast with more fibre, iron or protein in than a carb-heavy on, you won’t have the mid-day crash and your metabolism will be pumped from the start.

Hope you have enjoyed this post and leave some feedback in the comments section.

 

28 thoughts on “Best Foods For Weight Loss | Eat Your Way To Slender!

  1. Jagi

    I’m a hot spicy food kind of gal, so those chilli peppers would work really well for me. I was a fairly flat tummy woman, until I had kids. Since then it’s been a hurdle to have the tummy flab go away.

    Much of what you have written here, I’v tried. What are suggestions about moving stubborn bell fat?

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  2. blubutterfly

    Hi Steven, thanks for some great insight into some healthy snacks. I didn’t realize that fibre was such an important part of your diet. We are pretty lucky that we don’t have many take-outs where we live and we do try to only get take out on a Friday night. It’s tradition, no dishes on Friday nights. LOL. Thanks for this interesting post 🙂

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    1. Steven

      Hi blubutterfly,

      So many of us dont realise or eat enough fibre to prevent disease and belly fat and all the wobbly bits that come with it, the problem is the food with high fibre content can be quite bland.

      Always look at content on the packaging or google certain foods to find out how eat your way slender it is certainly possible.

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  3. Jim

    Hello Steve, I found your web page interesting. I have done a lot of research on weight loss , from the standpoint of both diet and exercise. If a person has the time and motivation to exercise, that really helps. It not only burns lots of calories, but that in turn enables you to eat more of the foods you like, and not worry so much about how much you eat. Presently I am losing weight without any extra exercise though. It is much harder for me to say no, to many foods I would otherwise love to eat. I agree that a good breakfast is very important to weight loss. Another main factor that I have proven to myself over and over again, is that you must not eat much at all in the late evening. Those calories just sit inside you and don’t get burned off. I have found that I can eat quite a bit during the earlier daytime hours when I’m more active, and the eating will not cause me to gain weight. Thanks for a nice site, lots of good info, Jim

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    1. Steven

      Thanks Jim,

      sounds like you have found what works for your body, and very true if you looking to lose weight with out exercise then best to be tactical.

      Try and eat foods that speed up your metabolism, eating at night is fine but dont over eat as your not exercising your EPOC (afterburn) wont be engaged so could put it back on.

      Very inspiring if you would like to right a post of your daily diet i would gladly publish it to inspire others like you.

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  4. Junior

    Hi Steven!

    This is a great article and you have really important points. For example fiber, fiber is very necessary for your body. It plays an important role in cleaning your stomach as well. I haven’t really heard of the cereal swapp for eggs. I should give it a go and see how it is.

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  5. Lynne

    This is a great post, I really enjoyed it. You are so right about all the fast food places. It is not easy trying to lose weight when there are all these convenience places with bad foods available. I know I fall for it often, it is such a pain to cook for my family every night so when I can I get take aways.. not good for any of us I know.
    I suppose with some better planning and a little more restraint I can make these changes.

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    1. Steven

      Hi Lynne,

      Fast food is popping everywere and its so cheap! to put in to context I went food sopping the other day and noticed a bag of walnuts was £4.95! on the other hand you could buy 10 Chicago town pizzas.

      I think this is shocking and totally understand why we have a global problem on our hands.

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  6. billy

    Hello,
    Great article. I don’t like drinking plain water so I really like the advice on infused water. Do you have to let the fruit sit in the water before drinking it? I can’t wait to try watermelon water. I have lost 100 lbs and protein and fiber in the morning is the way to go, it gets me going and ready to workout. Thank for for the info.

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    1. Steven

      Hi Billy,

      Different fruits infuse the water quicker for best results leave in fridge overnight.

      THats fantastic news how long have you been dieting for?

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  7. Adrian Yeow

    Honestly i never knew that fibre could help you to feel full too. I am living in the Asia country but yes the food in UK come in large dish. I didn’t watch so much over food intake, I always opted for exercises if I ever wanted to slim down my body weight.

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    1. Steven

      Hi Adrian,

      Fibre is amazing for filling you up and helping digestive system, what type of exercise do you do?

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  8. Xander

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for all the tips on all the nutrients that aid in weight loss. I definitely don’t eat enough fibre in my diet, maybe I have to start opting for the whole wheat or rye option rather than white bread.
    What would you say is the better carb to eat? I really struggle to cut out carbs.

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    1. Steven

      Hi Xander,

      Most of us don’t eat enough fibre a few swaps can sort that, such as brown rice, pasta and bread instead of white.

      You don’t have cut out cards as there important just portion control and look for low GI food such as sweet potatoes and junk food hope this helps

      What’s your diet like at the moment

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  9. aishahomemadecupcakerecipes

    Hey there, I agree our waistlines are getting bigger and its concerning. Thanks for the facts, they are very informative and enlightening. You’re right we gotta fight off those cravings with more fibre! Seems so simple! I think I might try to eat more brown foods. I’m also going to try and drink more water and basically everything else you have suggested. Exciting times ! Thanks

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    1. Steven

      our waistlines deffo are and it is troubling problem I find with fibre is it rarely tastes good so I guess that’s why majority of.people don’t get enough I’m going to do a article on fibre and recipes that are tasty

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  10. Judith Shaw

    Lots of good info here. Veggies are really important and way too often forgotten.

    What do you think about the whole paleo approach? Personally I feel that grains are important but they should be whole grains. With that said I gave up the grains that have gluten about a year and a half ago and lost 10 lbs without even trying. Oh I gave up sugar too. Yeah – it was hard at first but I’m used to it now. (I do cheat occasionally).

    Another thing I’ve added to my diet which has been really helpful is fermented food. Apparently our ancestors only ate grains that were fermented or sprouted.

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    1. Steven Varley Post author

      I rate the paleo diet before it become well known we knew it as the caveman diet “if it hasn’t breathed or grown you can’t eat it” down side is it takes massive dedication for the first few weeks

      I’m going to do some research on fermented or sprouted grains as I find that intresting

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  11. judithshaw20@gmail.com

    Lots of good info here. Veggies are really important and way too often forgotten.

    What do you think about the whole paleo approach? Personally I feel that grains are important but they should be whole grains. With that said I gave up the grains that have gluten about a year and a half ago and lost 10 lbs without even trying. Oh I gave up sugar too. Yeah – it was hard at first but I’m used to it now. (I do cheat occasionally).

    Another thing I’ve added to my diet which has been really helpful is fermented food. Apparently our ancestors only ate grains that were fermented or sprouted.

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    1. Steven

      I rate the paleo diet before it become well known we used to call it the caveman diet “if it never breathed or hasn’t grown you can’t eat it” only down side to it is got to have lots of will power

      I found it intresting how you lost weight and will certainly look in to the fermented or sprouted grains could well be a winner

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  12. Alexandra

    Hi, Nice site with some useful information. Eggs are a staple for me and I’m just adding in lentils at the moment with a little trepidation. Carbs just tend to make me fatter and fatter so I am quite nervous about this but I’m reading quite widely about slow carb v low carb so it may just be bread is my problem and not ALL carbs. I’ll see how it goes. Best wishes, Alex

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    1. Steven Varley Post author

      Hi Alexandra,

      yes Carbs do contribute alot to weight gain but dont see them as the enemy there usefull in many ways look at alternatives such as low “GI” foods and foods such as sweet potato and go for brown varities of rice and pastas,
      your right about the bread there a lot of dead carbs

      healthy regards

      Steven

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  13. Tamara

    Hello Steven, thank you for the great article. You are right, we should eat more food with fibre. I can not entirely remove the food with starch, although I would love to. I am hungry if I don’t have on a plate a little bit of potato, rice or pasta combined with some vegetables and meet.
    Do you have any suggestion how to get rid of starch food? What do you think how many meals should we consume in a day? How to distribute the meals throughout the day?

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    1. Steven

      Hi Tamara it’s a tricky one as I always encourage eat what you like on your plate in moderation rice and pasta are starchy and also fantasticly tasting, a lot of body builders eat starch food like rice most days but they tend to have smaller portion of rice with more lean meat and maybe bean sprouts you could swap to brown rice and pasta and potato to sweet potato

      It’s suggested to eat every 2 hours small but often but can be inconvenient so you could have your main meals with snacks on fruit nuts or vegetables in-between and if you fancy a nice treat as long as you don’t over indulge

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  14. Ehab

    Hello,

    Great post i totally agree that food is the most important side for losing weight loss not only training you can’t achieve weight loss without perfect diet, i suggest you add BMR calculator or TDEE calculator so people can see the needs from daily calories.thanks for sharing

    good luck,Ehab

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    1. Steven

      Hey Ehab,

      really like your idea of putting a calculator in to the website i think that would be great way for people understand what there eating.

      Reply

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