Do you dream of having a fit hourglass figure when the reality is that you cannot control your hunger? Do you dread going to the gym or following diet charts?
What if we tell you that you could be figure-conscious and a foodie, both at the same time? Yes, we are daring enough to mix two things, which you think cannot go together. Eat all you want and still lose weight – how does that sound?
If you love to eat but hate putting on weight, you would be glad to know there are foods that can satiate your appetite without allowing you to put on weight. These foods are rich in fiber and low in calories. Go on, binge on the foods in the list with all your heart!
This superfood that is 95% water will help you burn fat fast. Consuming more of celery will help you lose weight and detoxify your body.
Don’t be afraid to grab your bowl of popcorn while enjoying your favorite movie. Just fry the popcorn with a bit of butter and salt (reduce the amount of salt) as it will lower the calories of a bowl of popcorn to 31 Kcal only.
A portion of eggplant baked without oil amounts to only 24 Kcal. So, enjoy this pulpy veggie in a tasty way by adding chillies for spice. Chillies again cut your body weight.
4. Muskmelon And Watermelon
Offering around 60-70 Kcal per slice, both are full of water and keep your tummy full. Moreover, they help you excrete the excess water and keep your body fit. Watermelon also improves your sex drive (1). Do not believe us? Try it, and you’ll surely notice the difference.
How many of you knew that some algae like Laminaria could be consumed to promote a hypothyroid-free body and help you maintain proper weight (2)? Laminaria is a brown algae also known as kelp. However, people who have hyperthyroidism should avoid these algae. Laminaria could be used in salads. There are many varieties of this brown algae that are edible.
6. Orange, Grapefruits, And Tangerines
If you want to reduce weight, a heavy fruit diet is not recommended as the glucose levels might shoot up. But, citrus-loaded fruits are an exception. They help you cut fat, detoxify your body, and have tremendous metabolic properties as well (3). They also help boost your immunity levels.
Including cucumber in your salad helps you fight fat as well as detoxify your body. It is water and fiber rich and low in calories. It has diuretic properties and helps boost your metabolism.
This wonder veggie helps maintain your salt-water balance, and a portion of it amounts to only 42 Kcal. It not only improves your energy levels but also enables the smooth functioning of your digestive system.
This red bulb helps maintain your sugar levels and is rich in nutrients like manganese. A considerable portion of beetroot has only 40 Kcal.
Pineapple has ample amounts of bromelain that cuts fat and improves digestion (4). Consume this tropical fruit in whole and see the magic.
11. Apples And Plums
An apple a day keeps your doctor away. One apple and three plums are only 100 Kcal. Plus they are loaded with potassium and Vitamin C.
There is no richer source of proteins than eggs, be it the albumin or the yolk. They help shape your muscles and keep you feeling full for a longer time. So, gobble up eggs anytime during the day, but make sure they are boiled or half-boiled rather than fried.
13. Cabbage, Broccoli, And Cauliflower
These veggies are a rich source of fiber. They are very low in calories (a portion equalling only 60 Kcal). You may consume these at least twice/thrice a week.
14. Currant, Strawberry, And Cranberry
These berries are a rich source of iron and aid cardiovascular health. They have diuretic properties and are low in calories. Try to consume fresh berries instead of the canned ones.
One leaf of lettuce has only 3 Kcal. So, do not hesitate to include it in your salads. You may try making a watermelon and lettuce salad, or grapefruit and egg salad with lettuce, or a salad mixing cucumber, celery, and lettuce. These magic foods will keep the hunger pangs at bay and yet keep you healthy and hydrated.
Start consuming these 15 foods that we have listed above. Not only will they cut the fat, but they will also maintain your overall physical and mental health.
Be fit, be happy.
Suggestion: Do not go for canned fruits or pickled veggies as these may be high in sugar/ salt and might reverse the health benefits.