Weight loss can happen easily when you keep your diet filled with foods like these. Give your body what it needs to burn calories, regulate hormones and satiate hunger.
1. WHOLE EGGS
Eat eggs for breakfast, in your salads, as a snack...just eat eggs! They are full of protein and nutrients, and they fill you up. Don’t leave out the yolk- eat the whole egg for the most health benefits.
2. LEAFY GREENS
Start your salad with a bed of leafy greens like: kale, spinach, swiss chard & collards. Low calories, low carb and high fiber, leafy greens are super nutritious with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Get your calcium from your salad- some studies show it aids in fat burning.
Throw salmon in your salad or eat it with a pile of veggies on the side. Easy to prepare, low in calories but high in omega 3 fatty acids and iodine, salmon is a go-to protein source that benefits the thyroid keeping your metabolism running strong.
4. CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES
Pile up the broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts. These veggies not only fill you up without the calories and add lots of fiber to your diet, they even have protein content higher than most veggies. Cruciferous veggies are also known to contain cancer fighting substances.
5. LEAN BEEF & CHICKEN
Keep it unprocessed for your heart health and up your intake of lean beef and chicken for a filling high protein meal or snack. Your cravings go down and weight loss goes up.
Throw ½ an avocado into your salad. A brilliant source of healthy fat, avocados are in fact a fruit. Their healthy fat helps the body absorb the antioxidants in your veggies.
Snack on nuts for balanced protein, fiber and healthy fat. Nuts can improve metabolic health and populations who eat nuts tend to be leaner, so enjoy- just don’t go nuts on the nuts...they are fairly high in calories.
Try eating ½ a grapefruit before your meals. It is known to suppress appetite reducing your calorie intake.
9. CHIA SEEDS
Throw 1 oz of chia seeds into your smoothie. Incredibly high in fiber, chia seeds can help fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied longer.
Make fruit your go-to snack or include it in any meal. Yes- fruit is high in natural sugar AND that sugar is released slowly into your bloodstream thanks to its fiber content making fruit an excellent weight-loss friendly addition to your diet.