What To Eat To Lose Weight? 10 New Helpful Tips
Trying to lose weight traps you in a vicious circle when you don’t know what to eat. When you don’t know what to eat, you don’t plan anything to eat.
So what inevitably happens is you return home from work with nothing readily available, and turn to the takeaways (saviours).
We all know that when we’re starving hungry, convenience wins over the healthy stuff, but this is especially true when you just don’t have a clue about what you should be eating. Rather than spend your time making a casserole, it’s just easier to eat a TV dinner with lots of bread.
If you’re serious about losing weight, here are 10 brand new helpful tips:
Eat More Apples
Snow White was told to eat more apples, and although she had a rather bad episode, she survived in the end!
Apples contain just 95 calories, which makes them the perfect fruit to snack on if you’re looking to shed some poundage. They also contain 4 grams of fibre which ensures that just one apple in the afternoon can keep you going for a few more hours.
Hummus And Vegetables
Hummus is a middle-eastern spread whose core ingredient is chickpeas. It’s full of protein and helps you to feel full for longer. In this way, it works as the ideal, tasty snack for when you’re trying to lose weight, and is a great replacement for mayonnaise.
Lots of people are never sure what to eat with hummus. Baked pita chips are a favourite, as is toasted bread. But neither of these foods are productive if you’re watching your waistline. Instead, we recommend that you swap your gluten-rich food for vegetables, such as peppers, green beans and asparagus. Mmm.
Drink More Water
There are a few ways in which water can help you to lose weight.
Firstly, many of us get a lot of our water content from our food (such as processed meat). For this reason, your body has become conditioned to believe that when it needs water, it actually needs food. So it decides that it’s hungry, which means you start eating.
In reality, you’re just thirsty. Because your body has been receiving water from food all this time, it think it needs to eat more in order to quench its thirst!
So, whenever you feel hungry at unusual times, try drinking a glass of water and see what happens.
Secondly, studies have shown that people who drink more water – or who eat water-rich foods and veggies – have lower body mass indexes.
Salsa has got a bad reputation for being high in calories. Indeed, you’re probably reading this thinking “Salsa?! Get outta here! You’re just tricking me!”
But hold on a moment because salsa is only low in calories when you pair it up with alcohol and tortilla chips – as many people do!
Eating by itself or as part of a healthy dish, salsa is low in calories and incredibly delicious.
Substitute crackers for chips and you’re onto a winner.
Broccoli is by no means everyones favourite vegetable, but those who love it know that it offers them numerous health benefits.
As well as lowering cholesterol, preventing cancer and strengthening your bones, broccoli can also help you to lose weight.
Because it’s rich in dietary fibre and calcium, broccoli helps you to feel full for longer.
Another popular misconception is that if you’re trying to lose weight, you should only eat the egg whites because the yolk is fattening and bad for cholesterol.
But this is a myth that needs to be dispelled.
Even if you’re looking to lose some body fat, eating the whole egg is perfectly fine. The yolks are stuffed with protein which helps you to burn fat (especially belly fat), and they also contain essential vitamin K, which ensures you stay full for longer. Get on it.
Perhaps you’ve witnessed your friend order cinnamon tea in your local coffeehouse and wondered what in the heck they’re doing.
“Cinnamon tea?” you ask, with your eyebrows raised. “I’ll stick to my black coffee, thank you.|
But cinnamon is a wonderful spice that helps you lose weight by regulating your blood sugar levels, reducing cravings and improving your metabolism.
You can include it in your diet in various ways, but one of the easiest is to drink cinnamon tea. It’s super tasty!
Almonds … With Almond Butter!
Everyone loves peanut butter, right? Well, every American anyway! Although peanut butter is actually really good for you, almonds with almond butter is even better.
Just like peanut butter, almond butter is rich in protein. But it also contains plenty of vitamin E, which prevents free radicals from messing with your nerves.
Why is this important?
When you’re stressed, your body releases more cortisol, a hormone which is linked with weight gain.
Moreover, almond butter contains B2 vitamin, which boosts your energy.
Seeds are all the rage at the moment among health fanatics, but few are as potent as chia seeds when it comes to weight loss.
Chia seeds are crammed with a whole host of micronutrients, including calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and iron, and they’re ideal for weight loss because they absorb sugar and thus regulate your blood sugar levels like a pro.
They’re also rich in dietary fibre, which means that they keep you feeling satisfied for longer.
You can eat them by themselves as a snack, or add them to your oatmeal.
The great thing about beans is that there are just so many different kinds of them. From peanuts to lentils, soybeans to chickens, the variety is wonderful. You can eat black beans or baked beans – whatever you like! You could even eat them all at the time same.
Beans are rich in numerous micronutrients, such as iron, potassium, folate and magnesium, and they make the ideal addition to your salads and soups if you’re looking to lose weight.
They’re also rich in fibre and protein, which helps to keep you satisfied for longer.
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Stay happy and healthy!