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The 7 Best Foods For Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight, it’s not about starving yourself and living on soda water. If you don’t eat enough then the only place that you will be feeling lighter is your head. Also, research shows that if you do lose any pounds they will be more than likely come back, with added extras. One of the healthiest ways to drop a few pounds is to eat power foods that are naturally filling, full of nutrients and, of course, proven to help lose weight. So why not fill up on these special foods.

Steak

A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that a woman’s diet that included red meat lost more weight than if eating the matching calories but little beef. One reason being the protein in a lean cut of steak helps you keep muscle mass during weight loss. Muscle burns more calories than fat, meaning you will discard more stubborn bulge.

Eggs

This popular breakfast ingredient can shave off inches from all over. Studies from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge found that women who ate a low-calorie diet consisting of an egg with toast and jelly every morning lost twice as many pounds as the women that ate only a bagel with the same amount of calories but no eggs. This shows, egg protein is singularly satisfying, making it less likely to eat throughout the day.

Lentils

These beans can assist with banishing belly bloat and cut down your belt size. Packed full of protein and soluble fiber, lentils can balance blood sugar levels and hinder insulin spikes that cause your body to invent excess fat, primarily in the abdominal area.

Pomegranates

The fruit is low in calories and gets top marks for taste and nutritional content. All thanks to a healthy dose of folate, fiber and disease-deterring antioxidants.

Chilies

Some like it hot, and that’s a good thing. Eating spicy food will boost your metabolism, all thanks to a compound in chilies called capsaicin; this helps the body maintain burning extra calories for 20 minutes after you eat them. One bonus is that it is outright painful to gorge on a plate of chilies, making you eat slower. This will then allow your brain sufficient time to register that you are full which will stop you from overeating.

Quinoa

Eating quinoa offers a simple way to ward off the munchies. The grain is teeming with fiber (2.6 grams per 1/2 cup) and protein to keep you humming and hunger-free for hours.

Parmesan

Women who had one serving of whole milk or cheese daily were less likely to gain weight over time, a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds. Dieters who ate lowfat varieties of dairy did not experience the same benefit. Why? Whole dairy may contain more conjugated linoleic acid, which could assist in the fat-burning department. And since Parmesan is so flavorful, you only need a few sprinkles to gain maximum flavor without compromising its pound-shedding power.


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16 Feb
2010
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  • Dannii James

    I would really like to start eating lots of chillies, but what can i eat them with or put them with?

  • Jan Moodwin

    what is quinoa? I love chilies, parmesan and lentils although not keen on eggs – only fried eggs lol.

  • totally agree that steak and eggs keep you feeling full