Eat more to weigh less! Despite the general rule in dieting, there are some weight loss foods that will help you drop pounds by curbing cravings and burning calories. Add these to your diet and you will be slimmer and healthier in no time at all!
Eggs – Eat more eggs, yolks and all. Eggs contain 13 essential nutrients including a high-quality protein, choline, iron and zinc – all for 70 calories. Eggs are excellent for weight management and building muscle strength.
Kale – A raw cup of this green vegetable contains 34 calories and about 1.3 grams of fiber, and a good helping of iron and calcium. Kale is an excellent alternative to spinach, which is another nutrient rich super food.
Oats – This super food digests slowly, so it has little impact on your blood sugar. The rolled kind which is minimally processed contains up to 5 grams of fiber per serving. You can use oats instead of breadcrumbs in meatloaf.
Lentils – This belly flattener is high in protein and soluble fiber, so it stabilizes blood sugar levels. Eating lentils helps prevent insulin spikes that cause your body to create excess fat, especially in the abdominal area. Add cooked lentils to pasta sauce. Because lentils are high in protein, you can skip meat altogether.
Goji Berries – These chewy berries contain all 18 amino acids which make them a great source of protein. They also have hunger curbing qualities, so they’re great for a mid-afternoon snack.
Apples – An apple is an excellent snack because they are low in calories and contain 4 to 5 grams of fiber. For a treat, chop an apple and sprinkle with allspice and cinnamon. Pop into the microwave for 2 minutes and enjoy.
Chilies – These excellent foods will crank up your metabolism. Chilies are high in capsaicin which has a thermogenic effect, meaning it causes the body to burn fat. Our of all the weight loss foods, chilies burn the most calories. Spice up your food with them whenever you can.