There are certain foods that have been proven to help promote weight loss, here are 20 of the best foods for weight loss that you really should add to your regular diet:
#1: Whole eggs
Eggs are a great weight loss food as they are full of protein and healthy fats, which makes them ideal for filling you up without the unnecessary calories you would find in certain other foods.
#2: Leafy greens
Leafy greens such as kale, spinach and collards are full of fibre so are ideal for adding volume to your meals without the extra calories.
As they are full of fibre they will help to fill you up and keeping you full for longer. They also contain calcium that has been shown to promote fat burning too.
You will find that salmon contains plenty of protein and healthy fats that will help keep you full.
It also contains iodine that has been shown to promote the proper function of your thyroid, which will ensure your metabolism is working correctly.
Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that can help reduce inflammation within your body, which is beneficial as inflammation has been linked to obesity and metabolic disease.
#4: Cruciferous vegetables
The reason why you should add cruciferous vegetables to your current eating plan is that they contain protein and fibre. Making them perfect for filling you up and keeping you feeling full.
Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are all cruciferous vegetables.
#5: Lean beef and chicken breast
Lean unprocessed meat is certainly good for weight loss due to its protein content.
As it is difficult for your body to digest it will stay in your body for a longer period of time, therefore helping to keep you full. You will also burn more calories trying to burn it too.
#6: Boiled potato
Potato’s are rated highly on the Satiety Index, making them a great filling food.
If left to cool they also start to form large amounts of resistant starch, which is similar to fibre that offers numerous health benefits.
Tuna is also a high protein food that contains very few calories, so should be eaten if your aim is weight loss.
#8: Beans and legumes
Both have been found to contain protein and fibre.
Soups can help you feel satiated before your main meal, so can therefore reduce your overall calorie intake.
Just try to stick to vegetable soup and try to avoid any soups made from cream.
#10: Cottage cheese
Dairy products tend to be high in protein and calcium, and cottage cheese is no different.
However, unlike certain dairy product it contains very few calories and fat, which makes it an ideal diet food.
Avocados contain healthy fats, fibre and potassium so try to add a little avocado to your salads or eat them as a snack.
#12: Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a variety of benefits and uses including the ability to make you feel fuller when consumed with a high-carb meal; resulting in less food consumed.
It can also help to reduce blood sugar spikes experienced post-mealtime, which will reduce subsequent bouts of snacking when these blood sugar levels subsequently fall.
Nuts maybe high in fat but it is healthy fats, they are also full of protein and fibre, which makes them a perfect snack food for when you are feeling peckish between meals.
#14: Whole grains
Certain whole grains are great for weight loss due to their protein and fibre content.
There are other benefits you can experience from other whole grains too. For example oats contain beta-glucans, which are a form of dietary fibre that can cause a decrease in your appetite.
#15: Chilli peppers
Chilli peppers contain a substance known as capsaicin that has been shown to reduce your appetite and cause an increase in your metabolic rate due to a process called thermogenesis.
During this process your internal body temperature increases along with your metabolism, resulting in extra calories being burnt.
Both fruits and vegetables are ideal for those on a diet as they can help bulk out your meals without the calories.
Fruit for instance may contain sugar but as they take a while to chew and the fact that it also contains fibre, the sugar is released slowly so wont cause a blood sugar spike to occur.
Eating a grapefruit half an hour before your main meal will help you feel more satiated so will ensure consume fewer less food and fewer calories.
#18: Chia seeds
Chia seeds are seen as one of the best sources of fibre in the world, and as they can absorb up to 12x their own weight in water they can help to significantly reduce your appetite once they expand.
#19: Coconut oil
You should replace your current cooking oil with coconut oil because coconut oil contains MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) that are a form of fatty acid that can help to burn calories and reduce appetite.
#20: Full-fat yoghurt
The probiotic bacteria found in full-fat yoghurt can help to protect your body against inflammation and leptin resistance, which can help fight against obesity.
You may think that low-fat yoghurt would be the better choice, but this is often full of sugar, which wont help your weight loss efforts one bit.