People who follow a strict regimen of exercise and dieting are basically combating weight gain from two aspects. One is that they burn body fat through regular exercise and the second is they aim to control their calorie intake of heavy sugars, fats and proteins so as to limit the consequences of increasing body fat levels. Not all foods are advised to be eaten by people who are trying their best to keep their weight down. Natural foods are mostly very healthy to be eaten in the right quantities and combined with exercise will not result in additional weight. ON the other hand some foods are filled with lots of enzymes, simple sugars, lean protein and zero unsaturated compound substances that they actually slim you down while keeping your body weight on a healthy level by metabolizing harmful or unnecessary substances in the bloodstream. Below are 5 such foods that you ought to try out to help you slim down.
Technically not a food but this drink is magical in its properties and benefits. Naturally brewed green tea is rich in anti-oxidants, enzymes, minerals and vitamins that aren’t only good for skin, brain and blood health but will never lead to weight gain!
Forget diet drinks and low calorie fizzy beverages since they contain other artificial compounds that may harm your health in the long run.
According to a study conducted by the American College of Nutrition people who ingested four cups of natural green tea brew daily for 2 months observed major reduction in BMI levels and lost 2 pounds simply by drinking green tea. Green tea also does wonders to the stubborn fat around the waistline. Make sure to drink the natural brew and not the bottled kind since the former contains higher volumes of compounds that are good for cardiovascular health.
Dry fruits and nuts in general are wondrous source of minerals, proteins, simple sugars and fiber. Women who ate nuts at least twice a week are better at maintaining their healthy weight than those who don’t.
Dry fruits strengthen lean muscle in the body and increase fiber content in the stomach. Both of these factors come in handy with dieting as well as exercise. Almonds for instance contain 167 calories, six grams of protein and three grams of fiber per ounce. The plus side is that the extra chewing required with eating nuts helps stave off hunger and make the eater feel full for longer.
While some critics would argue that eggs are bad for health that is only the case for people suffering from certain conditions of the stomach and obesity. The high protein content in eggs can help fight excess weight throughout the day by keeping you full and supplying your muscles with necessary protein. Indeed according to a 2008 survey by the International Journal of Obesity dieters who ate 2 eggs for breakfast have been found to lose 65% more weight than others.
Seafood has been notorious for its diversity, qualities and health benefits. From mineral salts to aphrodisiacs and the immensely high protein content of fish meat are not things of legend.
Fat in marine fish also contains valuable compounds necessary in body building and fighting deficiency diseases. Salmon for instance is a lean protein food (only 175 calories per 3 ounces) that boosts weight loss as studied by the International Journal of Obesity in 2009.
Shrimps contain high levels of iodine that are necessary for the functioning of endocrine glands and maintain healthy metabolism. At only eight calories per bite shrimps are a very healthy delicacy and coupled with other healthy vegetables like onions and peppers can make a very healthy appetizer for a dinner.
Simple salads made of fresh vegetables like the salsa is instrumental in keeping a healthy diet. Cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, spring onions, coriander and celery when combined with a dash of lemon and eaten alongside a main course can make a remarkable difference in your health in a month. Due to high fiber and low-starch content these veggies come packed with vitamins that are good for your eyes, hair, skin, blood and prevent colon cancer. Moreover they help keep you satiated with the plus point being they are highly delicious.
Pack salsa in sandwiches, serve them with dressing, use them as dips; basically you can go wild on them only to your benefit. Moreover the high water content in these vegetables help fight bloating, stomach diseases, prevent water retention and keep you fresh
Knowing what to eat is as important as learning to eat properly. If you know what to eat you can eat all you want while having a healthy exercise schedule and not worry about your weight at all. Some notable omissions include apples, oranges, whole wheat bread, cherries, garlic and yoghurt.