We are what we eat, and this also includes your weight. Losing weight can be challenging, but not if you follow the right diet. If you are a healthy diet addict, then you already know that abs are made in the kitchen then perfected at the gym. This month we will be sharing with you some of the best foods for healthy weight loss.
Avocados: Apparently, instead of carbohydrates, avocados have a high amount of fats. Not the bad fats but the good fats. Actually they contain the same kind of fats that are found in olive oil, which we all know is great for our bodies. Avocados also contain a high percentage of fiber, which will keep you fuller for long, preventing you from snacking on ‘bad’ foods, hence assisting in your weight loss goals.
Fish and lean meats: It is a proven fact that the body will burn more calories while it is digesting proteins, than if it is digesting carbohydrates. Lean meats are good proteins, especially if they are absent of saturated fats which are the bad fats. Fish on the other hand contain omega 3 fatty acids which help in promoting a flat stomach by preventing your body from producing stress chemicals which we all know lead to the accumulation of fat in your belly.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is considered one of the best foods that you can have for breakfast. This is because it is filled with fiber, hence keeping you full for longer and keeping your blood sugar levels normal. If you chose to change your breakfast to having oatmeal, you should keep an eye out for the natural ones, which do not contain any added flavors and sugar. This is because oatmeal with added flavors contains more calories and the sugar high can lead to a dip in your blood sugar levels sooner than later.
Eggs: Not long ago eggs were seen as a bad food for your weight and cholesterol levels. But now, they are one of the best foods to have if you want to lose weight in a healthy way. Eggs contain lots of proteins, which we have already established that it is a great ally for your weight loss battle. They also happen to have lots of vitamin B12, which is used by your body to break down fats. If eggs are not part of your diet and you would like to start eating them now in order to shed off a few kilos, it would be a great idea to visit your doctor first, just to make sure you are not allergic to eggs.
Whole grains: some weight watchers are always going on and on about how carbohydrates are bad for you. To the contrary, not all carbohydrates are the enemy; this includes whole grains and their flours. This is because they are full of fiber which keeps you full for longer and keeps your digestive system running smoothly. You can find them in the form of breads, cakes and even biscuits. But be careful because not everything that is labeled whole wheat is healthy. Take your time to read the ingredients, and if it says 100% whole wheat and whole grain, then it is the right kind of bread.
Cruciferous Veggies: These veggies include the likes of Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Not only are these vegetables filled with minerals and vitamins, their fiber content is also worth it. Not only will you feel full and add lots of healthy nutrients to your body, your waist will also thank you for it.
Peanuts and peanut butter: An all natural peanut butter and peanuts are the best things that could ever happen to your waist. These two are filled with protein and fiber, which, if eaten in moderation will keep you full for a long time. This is because they also stabilize your blood sugar levels, which decreases cravings and provides you with longer lasting energy levels.
For more information on weight management, you can book a consultation with a qualified and licensed dietician, who will give you more information on the subject.