Monday, October 2, 2017

90% of weight loss is diet: these 24 foods will help you blast belly fat, lose weight, and keep it off for good


Your diet is crucial if you want to lose weight, as about 80% to 90% depends on it. You might lose excess weight by following a healthy diet only, which does not mean that you should avoid certain foods completely.

You should focus on choosing a healthy lifestyle, and change the food you consume, as well as the amount and frequency of your meals.

Here are the best foods to use to lose weight, blast belly fat, and stay healthy. Check them out!

Avocado

Avocados have relatively low sugar content, compared to fruits like apples or pears.  According to a study done by the Nutrition Journal, those who eat half a fresh avocado daily reduced their appetite and cravings by 40 percent for a few hours.

Beans and legumes

Beans and legumes are high in protein and fiber, which slowly pass through the digestive track and thus keep you full and regulate blood sugar, preventing hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Berries

Blueberries are high in antioxidants like vitamin K, C and A, and low in sugar and calories. Berries are rich in dietary fiber, which provides satiety and slows down sugar absorption.

Pear and apple

Both pear and apple are low in calories but high in fiber content, which helps them make you full for an extended period of time, without eating too much of them.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is one of the most potent fat burners you can consume. It triggers the production of cholecystokinin, which is a hunger suppressant and is also a “negative calorie” food which means it takes more calories to digest this fruit than it contains.

Whole grain

Despite the controversies regarding whole grains, it has been scientifically proven that as long as the right kind is eaten in moderation, it does offer a wide array of health benefits.

Salmon

Salmon is high in nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids (4,023mg per 178 grams of salmon), which boost the brain function and enhance mood.

Grapes

Grapes contain phytonutrients like polyphenols and phenols, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent obesity and metabolic diseases.

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are added to numerous desserts due to their inherent natural sweetness.

Green tea

Did you know that green tea is one of the best weight-loss beverages out there? Given that Japanese and Chinese consume this tea on a regular basis, the fact that there are hardly any obese people in Japan and China doesn’t come as surprise.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is high in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and Folate, as well as fiber.

Eggs

Although eggs are relatively high in cholesterol, their cholesterol content doesn’t negatively affect your cholesterol levels whatsoever.

Soup

A healthy soup is a highly beneficial meal, which will keep you full and stave off hunger pangs. Yet, you should stay away from soups with cheese or cream-based ones as they are rich in calories.

Leafy greens

A bowl full of leafy greens, cherry tomatoes, and cottage cheese is one of the healthiest and most nutritious meals one can have.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be diluted with water or added to your salad dressings. It is low in calories and high in acetic acid which prevents the accumulation of fat.

Nuts

Nuts are generally high in omega-3 fats, fiber, and protein. As long as you eat the right kind, they are a great weight-loss food.

Lean beef

Studies have shown that beef can actually help you lose weight as it is rich in protein, and might lower the cravings by up to 60%.

Chicken breast

It is a well-known fact that chicken breast is one of the richest sources of protein, which is one of the reasons why it is a staple of most weight loss diets.

Plain greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is low in sugar, sodium, and carbohydrates, and contains protein.  The fact that it is lower in carbohydrates means that it is also lower in lactose.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil an excellent source of fatty acids which lower cholesterol levels, improve brain function, and even help reduces seizures in those suffering from epilepsy.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. Vegetarians use these seeds as a meat substitute as they are extremely rich in protein.

Cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous veggies, such as broccoli, collard greens, kale, watercress, mustard greens, radish, and Bok choy, are some of the most nutritious veggies out there.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been traditionally used for centuries. It is high in antioxidants which soothe inflammation and prevent free radical damage. Its regular consumption lowers LDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose levels, and increases lean muscle mass.

Red pepper

While eating a red pepper virtually burns your mouth, it turns out that it burns your abdominal fat as well! Chilli peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that suppresses appetite and helps burn fat.


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