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7 Best Foods That Will Half the Effort and Double the Effect for Losing Weight

2020-01-26 17:40

Have you gained much weight during this Lunar New Year? Dumplings, Fish Head Casserole, Ha, me too, but don't worry. Fat will not always be with you. The following are 10 excellent foods that will help you lose weight by eating!


  • Eggs

Eggs are nutritious and low in calories, and eating eggs is the simplest way to curb the intake of calories because enough and healthy proteins will increase your satiety with lower calories. For example, a lunch or dinner of two hard-boiled eggs and a cup of mixed vegetables contains just 274 calories. 


  • Salmon

Salmon is loaded with high-quality protein, healthy fats, and various important nutrients that also help keep you full for many hours with relatively few calories and reduce inflammation, which is known to play a major role in obesity and metabolic disease. Additionally, it also supplies a significant amount of iodine that a significant number of people don’t fill their iodine needs, studies show it. (Patrick L., 2008)


  • Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts that are low in calories but still high in fiber. A cup of raw broccoli has only about 31 calories while providing 2.4 grams of fiber. Comparatively, a cup of medium-grain white rice has about 242 calories and only 0.6 grams of fiber.


  • Lean Beef and Chicken Breast

Meat has been widely stigmatized and blamed for various health problems. However, processed meat is unhealthy, but meat with a proper amount is weight-loss-friendly food because it's high in protein. Protein is so important that increasing 25–% of protein daily calories can cut cravings by 60%. 

(Chicken breast. Photograph: Pinterest)


  • Boiled Potatoes

Some people avoid any bit of starch in diet; however, starch is also one of the most important essentials to maintain health. Potatoes are not only rich in healthy starch but in potassium, a nutrient that most people don't get enough of and that plays an important role in blood pressure control. If you allow potatoes to cool for a while after boiling, they will form high amounts of resistant starch which is a fiber-like substance shown to have various health benefits, including weight loss.


  • Avocados

If you haven't fallen in love with avocados, you are far away from the diet trend. Avocados are particularly high in monounsaturated oleic acid, the same type of fat found in olive oil and also contain a lot of water and fiber, making them less energy-dense than you may think. Moreover, they suit everything! Toasts, peppers, tomatoes, shrimps, chickpeas, eggs(especially Benedict eggs), onions..etc., are very excellent to be with avocados.

(Avocados. Photograph: Pinterest)


  • Chia Seeds

Chia seeds, a low-carb-friendly food, contain 12 grams of carbohydrates per ounce (28 grams), which is pretty high, but 11 of these grams are fiber. They are a good helper for losing weight, but they need to absorb up to 11–12 times their weight in water, turning gel-like and expanding in your stomach(or you may get constipated).

(Chia seeds. Photograph: Pinterest)


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