Losing weight is a never ending battle. Even if you reach your goal, you are still going to have to work to keep yourself there. People always view the working out aspect as the main key goal, but it could all mean nothing depending on the food you eat. This is just as important as any other aspect of losing weight.
A lot of the foods you might eat may have more calories than you think, and other foods that you may not normally think have lower calories than expected. I would like to share with you the top 7 foods you can eat that are good for you, and also help you stay thin and stay under your calorie limit.
So here they are, in no particular order:
1 – Oatmeal; this is a superb source of soluble fiber, which will slow down your digestion, which in turn keeps you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Whole grains and rice are also rich in this area, and because they are more “bulky” it doesn’t take as much as something else would to make you feel full.
2 – Grapefruit; this specifically is probably one of THE TOP foods in my opinion that are best for losing weight. The fruit itself is on average 90% water, and only 80 calories. You will gain virtually no weight and feel decently satisfied afterwards.
3 – Certain dairy products, such as low fat yogurts, cheeses, and milk may not necessarily be the lowest in calories, but they can play a vital role in helping you get thin. This is because these dairy products break down fat cells faster than most other foods, and if consumed in small doses of 3-4 times a day could immensely help you lose weight fast.
4 – Popcorn; this surprises most people. Before seeing the truth myself, I just assumed that popcorn would be higher in calories than other comparable food, but this is not the case. It takes 3 and 1/4 cups of popcorn to make 100 calories, so this is GREAT food to munch on if you’re in that mood to just keep eating. Just remember to not put too much butter on it!
5 – Raw nuts produce quite a lot of fiber and can help control your hunger pains. It is a good dose of Omega 3 fats which will help you burn fat faster. Just remember that all nuts will help you in these areas, but raw nuts will be the most helpful.
6 – Fish can help your body become more sensitive to a hormone that most other foods can not help with. This fat burning hormone is called Leptin, and basically what it contributes to is suppressing your appetite, and this is also the deciding area in whether the calories you consume are stored as fat or burned as energy.
7 – Water, water, water. This is not a food obviously, but I think it deserves a place on this list. For one, it is the most essential thing that you should be consuming. Especially when you work out, you need to replenish your fluids. In addition to help you with your weight loss, drinking water can save your life. Drinking just 5 glasses of water every day can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%, cut the cost of breast cancer by 79%, and drops bladder cancer to only a 50% less likely to happen if you drink the water your body needs.
Some people will try to cut all their fat when they want to lose weight, but this is incorrect. Your body will need at least some source of healthy fat, or polyunsaturated fat. This will be MUCH healthier than saturated fats. By adjusting your diet you can really change the way you lose weight and stay in shape. Just remember to eat all the types of food you need, drink your water, and watch your calories!