Weight loss can sometimes be difficult to achieve, and with the various methods available it can also be a confusing time as well.
What if I were to tell you that some of the items that you have in your kitchen currently could aid your efforts? You probably would not believe me, but it is true.
Read on to discover the kitchen essentials that help weight loss.
Lemons contain a soluble fibre called pectin when consumed forms a viscous mass when it comes into contact with water.
When this occurs the mass expands, which fills your stomach, essentially making you feel full.
Obviously if you feel full then you will not want to eat as much, so fewer calories will be consumed.
#2: Apple Cider Vinegar
There are a number of reasons why apple cider vinegar can help with your weight loss efforts.
Firstly, this also contains pectin, which we have already discussed. Plus, it can help slow down the process of emptying your stomach, so you will feel fuller for longer.
Finally, apple cider vinegar can help with protein utilisation, which helps with the formation of growth hormones that help to control your metabolism.
This ensures that your metabolism continues to work even when you are at rest.
Using cinnamon can help to control your insulin and blood sugar levels, which will help to reduce your food cravings. When these levels rise and then fall you will experience cravings for sugary foods and drinks.
Cinnamon can also give your metabolism a boost, which will help you to burn extra calories, plus can help reduce LDL cholesterol too, which is the bad kind of cholesterol that can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
#4: Olive Oil
As well as being able to improve your heart health and reduce inflammation due to it containing healthy fats.
Olive oil can also increase your feelings of fullness as it also contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids or MUFAs.
#5: Chilli Sauce (Hot Sauce)
Hot sauce contains chilli peppers, which are what gives it its unique spiciness.
Chilli peppers contain capsaicin that has been shown in various studies to help with weight loss.
This is because it can cause a process called thermogenesis to occur within your body. During which your internal body temperature will increase, along with your metabolic rate.
Obviously if your metabolism is raised then you will be able to burn off more calories and subsequently lose weight.