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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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