You must have tried different types of diet and exercises to lose weight, but didn’t get any positive results. You don’t feel like looking at the mirror, since there is no improvement. Have you ever asked yourself why all your efforts are going in vain? The answer is simple – your efforts lack direction. Losing weight is always done in a planned way; there is a charted path and it can’t be done haphazardly. The fact that you have to starve to lose weight is nothing but a myth. Dieticians today suggest eating healthy to lose weight. The permutation and combination of foods and the balance of nutrients play an important role if you want to lose weight without affecting your general health.
Obesity is one of the most common and prevalent issues faced by many people across the world, especially in India. Dieting when done correctly can be considered as a healthy option to lose weight. The best way to tackle obesity is to devise a simple diet chart and strictly follow it without fail.
Indian cuisine is rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. But it is also well known for its richness and fat content. It is important to eat a balanced diet comprising of food items from the four food groups, namely, grains and legumes, fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products and eggs and meat. Healthy lifestyle is the best defense against obesity and various other health-related problems. But the traditional diet plans from across the world make it impossible for our pallet to stick to it!
12 Super Foods For Weight Loss:
Some foods are meant to burn calories, you should incorporate them in your diet to lose weight fast.
1. Grape Tomatoes:
These pint sized tomatoes only add 30 calories to your body. You can have it as a snack or use it in salads. Pop them into your mouth sit back and relax.
2. Whole Grain Sandwich Thins:
What is best about whole grain sandwich thins? You get two same slices of sandwich thins with less calorie count than a slice of bread that has 100 calories. You can use the versatile whole grain thins to make turkey and chicken sandwich. You can also use peanut butter and low-fat cream cheese and use it as a bagel substitute.
This yummy dip will give you company throughout your endeavor to lose weight. You can use it as a dip for crunchy vegetables or as a sandwich filling. It is a great substitute for mayonnaise, butter, cheese and other fattening toppings. Salsa has only 20 calories per quarter cup, that is negligible compared to mayonnaise and butter that you use daily.
Snack on plain popcorn rather than burgers. You can make popcorn at home in your microwave and it will be ready within minutes. You can spice it with hot sauce, chili powder and cumin.
5. Water Chestnuts:
Want to add a crunch to your salads? Use water chestnuts. Water chestnuts have fewer calories and are low in sodium too. You can add it to stir fries, chicken and tuna salad to make it different. Those who love potato chips but can’t have it now can opt for these healthy water chestnuts.
Grapefruit is refreshing, hydrating and sweet. One large grapefruit contains only 120 calories and it keeps your stomach full for a longer time.
7. Egg Whites:
This high protein and low calorie egg whites are a great breakfast option. Just sauté egg whites with vegetables like spinach and tomatoes and top it with salsa. Egg whites contain only 17 calories, which is negligible compared to other foods.
8. Naturally Flavored Seltzer:
Since you can’t have carbonated drinks because it adds calories and has no nutritive value, you can choose naturally flavored seltzer. It is a calorie free beverage and great for those who wants to lose weight really fast. Seltzer has fizzes like soda and comes in many flavours like green apple, cherry, pomegranate, vanilla and white chocolate. You can add some frozen fruit cubes made from pure fruit juice to add a kick.
You must be having hunger pangs frequently! Just have an entire cucumber to satiate your hunger. Slice them into chips and spice it up with pepper, rock salt and a dash of lemon. It is low calorie and prevents fluid retention. Since it is high on water content and has low sodium content, it is great for health.
10. Hot Sauce:
You must have spicy and oily food is not good for health and must be avoided. However, recent research states, that hot sauce keeps your stomach full for a longer time and changes the pattern of metabolism. So add hot sauce to your low calorie dishes for the spicy kick. Who said healthy and low calorie food is not yummy!
Good news! Your favorite sea food is also low calorie. Each shrimp has 8 calories and it is an excellent source of lean protein. So you can have your shrimp mock tail at your heart’s content. You can also sauté your favourite veggies like mushroom and bell peppers and shrimp for lunch or dinner. Both vegetables and fruits keep your stomach full for a long time.
You must be missing cakes and pastries? This sugar craving is very normal. So how do you curb it? By simply having cherries! Yes you can have cherries straight from the freezer bag. Cherries have only 110 calories and since it is frozen it takes time to eat. Frozen cherries keep your stomach full for a longer time.
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