Weight loss seems easy when you think about it. Eat less, exercise more, and the pounds will come off. But eating less is tough, especially when you don’t know what to eat and there are about a thousand diets you can follow, each promising amazingly quick results. So that’s what this article’s about—the eating less part of losing weight. Here are five foods that will not just help you lose weight; they are healthier too.
Grapefruit: At just 80 calories for a whole medium-sized grapefruit, this citrus fruit does more than just ease the pain of counting calories. It is packed with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps boost immune systems. Vitamin C also helps metabolize fat faster, according to FoxNews.com, which is helpful for weight loss. But check with your doctor first. Grapefruit can have some adverse effects when interacting with some medication.
Yogurt: A Harvard School of Health study followed more than 120,000 people for over twenty years and then asked the question—what food is most associated with weight loss? The surprising answer is yogurt. As reported by National Public Radio, researchers theorized that the healthy bacteria in yogurt may influence a person’s weight.
Beans: Credit WebMD for this one. As the website states: “Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, beans are a great source of protein. Beans are also high in fiber and slow to digest. That means you feel full longer, which may stop you from eating more.” Of beans to choose from, lentils are a good option. They are incredibly low in fat, high in fiber and protein, and with the right dish can taste surprisingly good.
Eggs: The top websites seem to agree that eating eggs in the morning is a smart way to lose weight. Although it has gotten a rotten reputation as of late, Caring.com states that dietary studies have shown that eating eggs in the morning, instead of or in addition to toast or cereal, lose twice as much weight as those who eat a breakfast dominated by carbohydrates. WebMD agrees.
Lean Meat: Surprised? Well, it turns out that lean meat such as lean beef, chicken, and turkey help speed up the metabolism and burn fat simply because it requires much more energy to digest, according to FoxNews.com. It also helps preserve muscle mass during weight loss, when the metabolism is running at full speed.
So those are the five and there are many more. Click on the links to find out more about foods that will help you lose weight. And if you’re in doubt, check nutrition websites to find out the nutritional profile of the foods you’re thinking about eating.
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