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You want to lose weight, but there is so much material to look at. There are carbs, proteins, a million and one fad diets, vegan diets, carb-free diets, and so much more. It’s all so complicated and all you want to do is just shed those few extra pounds. We’ve all been there, some of us are still there.
It all starts with what you eat. You don’t need any fancy diet or anything. All you need is to start consuming more natural, healthy foods. Avoid all of that processed food and easy meals. What’s best is that this change won’t require you to drastically change your life. It’s as simple as adding 3 new things to your diet. Healthy fats, fiber and fruits and vegetables.
Scroll down below to see the 10 foods you most certainly should be eating not only to lose weight but stay happy and healthy as well.
It’s hard to believe the first entry on our list is just a beverage, but green tea is like near magic when it comes to eating healthy. It’s one of the healthiest things you can put in your body and it’s packed with antioxidants that will help you burn those extra calories.
Lots of research has shown that the active ingredients in green tea will help boost the fat burning hormones in your body. This will help you burn those extra calories just by changing what you consume. It also tastes great, to boot!
All natural yogurt contains many pro-biotics that will help speed up the digestive process in your stomach. A happy and healthy stomach will protect itself against leptin resistance, which contributes to obesity.
Now when you’re getting your yogurt you may find yourself attracted to the low-fat or flavored yogurts. You’ll want to avoid those as while they are lower in fat, they are also full of sugar which may increase your weight.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what we don’t know is that often times the best thing for us to eat is actually oatmeal. Studies have proven that those who choose a regular oatmeal breakfast over cold cereal had much healthier levels of cholesterol and were able to shed the pounds much easier.
What makes oatmeal so great then? Well it’s because oatmeal is chock full of fiber to not only help your digestive system, but it will also keep you full and feeling full for the entire morning. You won’t need any snacks. When looking for oatmeal be sure to eat rolled oats rather than the instant packets that are full of sugar.
Avocados, much like green tea, are a weight loss winner. They are full of the healthy type of fat that will not only keep you feeling full, but it will also help your body break down the fats inside you leading to weight loss. The science backs it up, with studies showing that avocados are not only good for your health but also for good weight loss.
How do they work? Not all fats are actually bad for you. Avocados have the healthy fats that will help you feel full for longer and when those fats break down you will have healthy, natural nutrients. When you eat healthy, fats your body will release the stored fats leading to weight loss.
This grain hails from the Middle East is most well known for baking bread or as a rice substitute. However this grain is also packed to the brim with fiber. Much like whole wheat and whole grain, this will help you feel full longer and is a key part of any weight loss diet.
When you feel full for longer, you won’t feel the need to snack on other, less healthy things, like that snack machine filled to the brim with chocolates.
You may have been told at one point to always avoid nuts because they ‘contain fatty acids.’ However this myth has been completely debunked. In fact studies now indicate that nuts like almonds are some of the best weight loss stimulants out there.
Like the foods above, almonds contain the good type of fats which will help you digest food easier, help you feel full for much longer. Not only that but they’re delicious and a healthy alternative to snack on.
Blueberries are not only delicious but they also are a powerhouse of health benefits. They’re an antioxidant and they are stuffed with essential vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E.
Research has proven that blueberries will also even help you tackle belly fat. They can also be eaten at practically any time, or you can drink them. As an added bonus you can even toss them in your morning oatmeal!
Miso is an ancient Japanese soup that is essentially a mixture of broth and dissolved fermented bean paste with tofu, scallion and kelp or seaweed. Trust us when we say it’s not only very flavorful, but also absolutely delicious.
But what are the health benefits of this soup? Well for every bowl of miso soup there are only 25 grams of calories, but 2 grams of protein. An excellent combination. Not only that, but the soup also contains B12 complex and fatty acids that will help keep your body happy and healthy.
Healthy Beans and Legumes
These can help you in a variety of ways. Not only do they help clean out your digestive system, they also can help curb your cravings for processed foods and other unhealthy snacks.
Beans will help your stomach focus on belly fat and other fat that has been stored in your body. The end result? Weight loss and making your body healthier. Not only that, but they also will help protect your heart by helping with cholesterol and blood pressure.
Pickled Cabbage much like any other fermented vegetable is stuffed to the brim with with probiotics and prebiotics. This will help keep your gut flora balanced.
By keeping your gut flora balanced, you will ensure that you have a strong immune system. It will also help fight against chronic inflammation of the stomach and insulin resistance, both of which are heavily linked to obesity.
So there you have it! 10 Foods that will help you burn that extra fat, lose weight and keep your body happy and most importantly, healthy.
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