10 Foods for Weight Loss

10 Foods for Weight Loss

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When it comes to weight loss, the less you eat does not alway guarantee the more you will lose. On the contrary, by nibbling on low calorie foods that are lacking in good fats, minerals and nutrients your body will think it's starving and hang onto those extra pounds. Rather, to realistically lose weight for long run, you need to eat smart and feel full. Here are 10 of the best foods for easy and healthy weight loss. Rice with Veggies

Adding some high-fiber colorful vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and kale to your rice will help lower the calorie count and make any rice dish more delicious and balanced. But not only that, adding veggies to rice for lunch appears to slow stomach emptying, according to research. The end result, people in a study ate much less at dinner when they added veggies to their rice at lunch.

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Red Pepper

Add some heat to your meals and you'll boost not only the taste but also the effectiveness of your weight loss. A dash of cayenne pepper or some diced jalapeno or red peppers will do the trick. They all contain capsaicin, the heat-inducing compound in red peppers that, according to research, controls appetite and curbs food intake throughout the day.

Eggs

Turn breakfast into a fat-burning morning boost by switching out the sweet pancakes and for savory eggs instead. According to a study, eggs beat out carbs when it came to helping folks feel full longer and helping them beat heavy snack attacks later in the day.

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Fava Beans

Creamy and hearty, fava beans are a fiber-rich lean protein source bursting with flavonoids. And in a 14-year study, these special antioxidants were shown to help hinder the accumulation of extra belly fat. Eating foods full of fiber gets you full fast and keeps you full longer.

Pistachios

Nuts may be high in fat, but it's the healthful unsaturated kind of fat found in pistachios. And like all nuts, pistachios offer lots of hunger-curbing protein and fiber. All of these qualities together explain why adding pistachios to the diet helped dieters in a study curb their appetites and lose more weight.

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Grapefruit

Of all the foods rumored to boost weight loss, grapefruit is likely the most famous. And research confirms that this fruit's get-slim celebrity status is for real. One study in particular revealed that eating half a grapefruit before each meal helped dieters shed more pounds than people who skipped the tart appetizer.

Avocado

Nature's green butter can satisfy your craving for creamy cheese while whittling your waist. It's true! Researchers suspect that the unsaturated fat in avocados may stimulate the hunger-halting hormone called leptin. Leptin is a hormone that lets your brain know that you're full, so you stop eating.

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Mushrooms

If you want to try an easy and tasty calorie-cutting trick, then replace the meat in your favorite recipes with mushrooms. You'll automatically cut about 420 calories out of a meal, partly because you'll skip all the belly-padding saturated fat contained in meat and replace it with this umami flavored fungi.

Olive Oil

This rich-tasting oil found in salad dressings and marinades contains a hunger-busting monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which triggers a complicated process in the gut that ultimately tells your brain you're full and makes you want to stop eating.

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Whole Grains

Ready for a flat tummy? Then toss your refined grains into the garbage, and eat more whole grains instead. Research shows this one move can help whittle your middle. We're talking brown rice, quinoa, steel-cut oats and if you want to get creative try amaranth, barley, farro, millet, spelt, and sorghum.

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