Summer will be here before you know it and if you want to show some skin, you might also want to lose some weight.
Diets aren't fun for anyone and most people have a hard time following them because of the types of foods that can and can't be eaten.
Don't let the lack of variety in a diet stop you from losing weight this summer.
There are numerous foods that are delicious, versatile, healthy and perfect for diets.
Fruits and vegetables are the most common and best diet foods, but whole grains, and lean proteins are also good options.
Check out these great diet food suggestions. You can add them to meals, shakes or just enjoy them by themselves.
Avocados are healthy, cool and refreshing and make a great addition to salads and sandwiches. You can even swap out your mayo for avocado and get the same great texture with more flavor and less fat. They can also be added to soups and shakes.
Broccoli is another great vegetable option for diets and is full of fiber. Fiber gives you energy and helps your body function better. It also keeps you full longer. Broccoli can be eaten raw with your favorite low fat dip or added to salads, soups and casseroles. It can be boiled, steamed, grilled and even sautéed, making it one of the most versatile vegetables around.
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Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries are all full of antioxidants which can help make your skin look better and rid your body of toxins. They are also packed with fiber and can keep you full and help with your sweet tooth. Add them to yogurt, salads, low-fat ice cream or even whole wheat pancakes.
Bananas and apples are both filling fruits that are full of vitamins and minerals. They make great snacks and can help keep you feeling full longer.
Other fruits such as peaches, pears, kiwis, oranges and melons are also great for diets and will help supply you with the energy you need to get through the day.
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Chicken, pork and fish are all great protein options. You can grill or bake them and use them in almost any type of recipe. Your body needs protein to build muscle and stay strong. Protein is also satisfying and will keep you full between meals. Instead of breading your fish and meat or covering them with unhealthy and fattening sauces, use spices and herbs to give them flavor.
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Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up flavor or eating less. Healthy foods allow you to eat more and stay full longer. What are your favorite foods that are also great for diets?
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