You have made those weight loss plans; you have set your new year’s resolutions of eating less, now what? Now, you will forget about them in 2 days/ weeks and binge your way to obesity. Sorry to scare you that way, you can relax. Eating is a surreal feeling and keeping yourself starving is a nightmare. So what is the solution you ask? Well you can eat as much as you want as long as you’re eating all the right things. So here are the 10 super-foods which you can eat more and shed that extra pound.
Packed with antioxidants, apples are high in weight loss friendly fiber and not just that, a medium sized apple has 85% water and tends to make you feel fuller hence you avoid the unnecessary intake of calories.
Fiber makes you feel satiated and is good for your digestion, packed with Vitamin B, asparagus should always be on your plate as it also has very less number of fat and calorie counts and is extremely low in sodium.
Lentils, kidney beans, black beans, legumes/ pulses are high in protein and fiber and tend to contain resistant starch. They contain arginine, an amino acid that’s been shown to increase both carbohydrate and fat burning.
4. Berries (mixed)
Berries like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries all in one cup can to wonders to the body. Less in calories and cholesterol-free, they activate the fat-melting hormone leptin which increase metabolism and suppresses the appetite.
5. Citrus fruit
Oranges, lemon, limes and grapefruit are rich in dietary fiber and water along with Vitamin C. The heaviness after eating these fruits tends to make the body digest slower and keeps you fuller for longer. They are also the best immunity boosters.
6. Cottage cheese
The staple for many low-calorie diets, cottage cheese is a protein packed goodie. Low in calories and filled with satiating protein and bone-building calcium, cottage cheese may is said to keep your hunger in control.
Low in calories high on nutrients eggs are rich in high-quality protein, healthy fats and many essential vitamins and minerals. They are the healthiest foods available on earth and keep you fuller and energized.
8. Kale and greens
Kale and the other greens like spinach, cabbage, broccoli etc are low in calories and high in volume and helps in hunger-suppression. They also contain water and fiber and other beneficial nutrients and plant compounds important for a healthy diet.
9. Greek Yogurt
Non-fat Greek yoghurt is a blessing for weight loss, the high protein dairy food when added with meals helps you in balancing the intake of calories. The nutrient packed yogurt keeps you feeling satiated for longer.
Before you roll your eyes, potatoes are fat-free, rich in nutrients, and low in calories. It is the way you cook them like frying and baking definitely increase your blood sugar and insulin rise but if consumed properly it keeps you feeling full for an extended period of time.