I think there’s no disputing that not everyone can be skinny. Sometimes, we let ourselves go and we gain a few extra pounds, which is almost immediately and certainly followed by the best efforts to lose those extra pounds.
Some people, when they’re losing the weight, are a little bit… unsure what they need to incorporate and what they need to take out of their diet in order to make the weight loss work and get back to the appearance they want.
While it’s pretty clear that all snack foods and soft drinks need to be promptly forgotten, these are the 10 biggest food items there should be plenty of in your diet while you’re losing the extra pounds.
1. Green tea
Among its other superfood (or should that be superdrink) capabilities, green tea is packed with antioxidants that can be a huge contributing factor in losing weight. It might not be the best tasting item in the world, but it does the job.
This nearly-magical beverage is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body. It’s packed with antioxidants that can help you lose weight.
The active compounds found in green tea can eliminate fat cells.
As long as it’s the full-fat, unflavored version of the stuff, yogurt really can make a difference. Due to its high content of probiotics, yogurt improves everything that goes on in your stomach, which will subsequently lead to protection against leptin resistance, one of the hormonal reasons for obesity.
Oatmeal is a better option than cereal in the morning, because in research it has shown a decreased amount of cholesterol among people as well as significant weight loss.
On top of that, oatmeal is high in fiber to keep you fuller for longer.
Make sure they’re rolled oats.
Avocados kill belly fat but also fill you up due to their high dose of healthy fats.
The natural fats in avocado not only satisfy you, but also provoke the body to release stored fats as it receives healthier ones.
This Middle Eastern rice substitute might not be that common in weight loss diets, but it really should be.
Barley, like the aforementioned oatmeal, has the power to keep you full for longer, which will leave you with no choice except to reduce your food intake.
Almonds are some of the best weight loss stimulants out there.
You can carry them around anywhere you go, and due to their high content of good fats, they also help the body in many ways, one of which, of course, is keeping you fuller for longer.
Not only do blueberries contain vitamin C and E in high amounts, they’re also delicious and sweet.
They also apparently have the power to tackle belly fat, and because of their versatility, they really should find a place in your diet.
Onto something a bit more complicated and possibly obscure, miso is broth mixed with fermented bean paste and other ingredients. It apparently tastes very nice and is also full of flavor.
The beauty of miso soup is that one serving contains 25 kcal and 2 grams of protein.
9. Beans and legumes
They curb your cravings for processed food and boost fat and calorie burning.
They can help with cholesterol and blood pressure and they also provoke the melting of stubborn stored fats.
In other words, pickled cabage. Like any other fermented vegetable, it’s full of probiotics and keeps your gut flora in check.
Pickled cabbage, like any other fermented vegetable, contains an incredible amount of probiotics and prebiotics. These help keep your gut flora healthy.
A balanced gut flora ensures a strong immune system. A healthy gut also protects against chronic inflammation of the stomach and insulin resistance, which are linked to obesity.