Updated: Feb 25, 2019
When losing weight, working out and staying active is only half the battle. The phrase "Abs are made in the kitchen" is true! Below I will list a few foods that can help you reach your fitness goals.
High in protein and healthy fats, this nutrient dense (high in nutrients, low in calories) food with keep you full throughout the day if eaten during your first meal. Keeping you full longer equals an easier time losing weight.
2. Cruciferous Vegetables (Cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts)
High in fiber, low in carbs. adding cruciferous vegetable to your diet will surely aid in your weight loss journey. Eating chopped up cauliflower instead of rice is a great way to reduce carb intake if on a low carb diet.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale and collards are low in calories and carbohydrates making this food an excellent choice for low carb diets. Adding this fibrous food to each meal adds volume, keeping you fuller throughout the day.
4. Lean meats and Chicken breast
High protein diets can help you burn up to 80-100 more calories a day! Lean meats are a staple in weight loss as they consist of less fat. Less fatty foods will ultimately lead to less fat on the body. Pairing high protein with low carbs is a sure way to shed a ton of pounds and inches on your waistline. If you are on a low carb diet, your protein source does not need to be as lean. Eg: Eating chicken thighs(more fat) instead of chicken breast(lean)
Packed full of monounsaturated fats (The healthy fats also found in olive oil), fiber and potassium, avocados are a great addition to almost any meal and tastes great when paired with most vegetables and proteins. Please remember that, like any food high in fat, avocados should be eaten moderately.
Fruits are an amazing snack when changing your diet and eating healthy. Some fruits however contain a high sugar content (watermelon, grapes, blueberries..etc) are great to eat but should be eaten in moderation. Fruits lower in sugar (Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries..etc) are great alternatives. Low carb dieters should be mindful of how much sugar (carbs) are in these fruits.
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