5 Good Foods for Weight Loss

Gone are the days of starving just to slim down, look good, and feel good. The new weight loss mantra to embrace is ‘to eat more and weigh less.’ Eating more doesn’t mean though that you simply grab whatever food your eyes set on or currently craving for. You must still pick foods that are nutrient-dense.

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The following are the top five food options if you want to lose weight without feeling deprived:

Apple
An apple a day won’t just keep your doctor away. This miracle fruit is one of those good foods that keep your weight at bay. It has been shown that people who consumed a slice of apple before eating a pasta meal tend to eat fewer calories than those who don’t. Another good thing with apples is that they’re packed with antioxidants known to prevent the metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is marked by excessive belly fat which often paved to a person’s apple body shape.

If you’re after a quick snack, grabbing a medium-sized apple is the way to go. Tired of plain apples? You can try sprinkling it with allspice and cinnamon then heat into the microwave. You’ll get a treat for fewer calories.

Steak

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Who says you can’t have steak while trying to lose weight? Beef has a good reputation when it comes to shedding off extra pounds. When you’re craving for a Mexican meal, try slicing a grilled or broiled thinly-sliced sirloin on top of your salad and you’re good to go.

Eggs
One common myth in weight loss is that you have to totally avoid the fat just to achieve it. But fat is important in your body. A good source of healthy fat is egg. When eaten in moderation, eggs could help you shed those excess pounds. So, go ahead and indulge in your omelets. If you’re too busy to cook one, you simply can bake a frittata on a weekend that would be good enough for the entire week.

Lentils


You can be full without gaining those extra pounds. If you’re looking for a way to make your meals healthier, then you can try lentils. Known to be belly flattener, cooked lentils can be added to your pasta meal. They’re good sources of protein and helps prevent sudden surge of insulin.

Blueberries
Generally, all berries are good for you. However, the ones with the blue hue are the best. They’re packed with the highest content of antioxidants and provide 3.6 grams of fiber per cup. Eat them whenever and in many ways you want. You can eat them as they are or add them to your cereal or plain yogurt.

 

With this list, who says you can’t lose weight and enjoy food at the same time?

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