Here are the top 16 most weight-loss-friendly foods –
- Leafy Greens
Leafy greens like kale, Swiss chards, spinach, collards, etc. are low in calories and carbohydrates and filled with fiber.
Leafy greens are also filled with enormous nutrition’s and are rich in many antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (especially calcium), which helps in the fat burning process.
- Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.
They’re rich in fiber, contain decent amounts of protein and tend to be incredibly filling.
A combination of protein and fiber makes it perfect foods to help in losing weight.
Fatty fish like salmon puffed with high-quality protein, healthy fats, and nutrients and keeps you full for many hours. They are low in calories.
It contains a significant amount of iodine which is necessary for proper thyroid function and also improves metabolism.
Salmon is also filled with omega-3 fatty acids, which help in reducing inflammation, occurred due to weight.
- Lean Beef and Chicken Breast
Meat is rich in protein, low in carbohydrate and eating a high-protein diet can help in burning 80–100 more calories per day.
By just consuming 25% protein intake of daily calories can reduce food cravings by 60%. Thus, it helps in weight loss by losing one pound per week.
Fruits contain natural sugar, rich in fiber, and they have a low energy density. Plus, its fiber content helps in preventing sugar from being released easily into our bloodstream.
- Beans and Legumes
Lentils, black beans, kidney beans, etc. are high in protein and fiber which help in reducing hunger and has a lower calorie intake.
Avocados are high in carbohydrates, healthy fats. Just make sure to keep your intake moderate.
- Whole Eggs
Eggs are rich in protein, healthy fats, and low in calories and can make you feel full for a long time. Therefore, they are one of the best foods to eat to lose weight. Eat eggs for breakfast only then you will eat less for the next 36 hours.
By just eating half a grapefruit about 30 minutes before having your meals can help you feel fuller and eat fewer overall calories. It also reduces insulin resistance.
- Whole Grains
Whole grains like oats, brown rice and quinoa are filled with fiber and protein which will keep you full and improve metabolic health.
Brown and white rice both when cooked and then allowed to cool for some time has resistant starch properties.
Always buy “whole grains” labeled products and not “refined grains” labeled product as these are highly processed which are both harmful and fattening.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is high in fatty acids and calories but it can keep you full, increases the calories burning process, and reduces belly fat.
You can add few drops of it on top of your meal.
- Chili Pepper
Chili peppers contain capsaicin which is helpful in reducing appetite and increase fat burning.
- Chia Seeds
Per ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contain 12 grams of carbohydrates out of which 11 grams are fiber which can absorb up to 12 times their weight in water. It will also keep you full for a longer period.
- Full-Fat Yogurt
Yogurt (with live, active cultures, and no added sugar) can improve the function of your gut, protect against inflammation. Studies show that full-fat dairy can lower the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, choose a full-fat yogurt.
Tuna is low in calorie and high in protein food which is perfect for weight loss.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
When you take a high-carb meal in the morning, take apple cider vinegar with it, this will feel full for the rest of the day.
Author: Hiten Patil
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