An easy weight loss can be aided by eating the right kinds of foods.
3 types of foods that will accelerate your weight loss are:
1. Lean chicken & fish:
Chicken is one of the best weight loss foods you can eat! It contains a lot of protein with little fat (once you have removed the skin). Protein intake is essential to build muscle and one ounce of muscle burns three times as many calories as one ounce of fat. Not only is the fat burning rate of muscle higher than fat, increased muscle mass raises the body’s metabolic rate resulting in more calories burned. Turkey can be eaten as well as chicken to add a little variety to your diet.
The consumption of fish is also good for an easy weight loss. Fish such as salmon, tuna and trout contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential acids necessary for human health. These fatty acids cannot be manufactured by the body and must be added to the diet. Not only do these fatty acids help to lower the risk of heart disease, aid brain function and improve the mood, they have also been shown to increase the body’s sensitivity to Leptin. (Leptin is a hormone that makes the body feel full.)
The more obese a person is, the less sensitive the body becomes to Leptin, causing you to eat more to feel full. Eating foods with Omega-3 fatty acids causes the body to respond to lower amounts of Leptin, in turn, causing the body to feel full with less food.
2. Olive oil:
Replace your regular cooking oils with olive oil. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and its consumption promotes heart health by lowering the bad cholesterol without lowering the good cholesterol. (There are some health practitioners who also believe olive oil also acts to lower the risk of some cancers). There are several research studies that tend to indicate that consuming olive oil (instead of other types of cooking oils) helps people lose weight without changing any other part of the diet or increasing their exercise levels. (Of course, eating healthier and exercising will, unquestionably, make a quick weight loss plan even quicker.
Berries are also good for losing weight. Eating strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, (among other types of berries) will help you to lose weight. (Studies have also shown that consumption of these berries appears to help reverse age related memory loss and other mental decline).
Blueberries are low in calories, low in sugar and contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Blueberries are also high in fiber which helps you feel full quicker. Studies have shown that eating blueberries aids in the reduction of belly fat.
Strawberries are low in calories, high in fiber and contain vitamin C. Studies have shown that eating strawberries increases the body’s production of hormones that make you feel full while as well as those hormones that increase your metabolism. In addition, eating strawberries helps regulate blood sugar spikes. Studies have also suggested that strawberries may aid in reversing age related brain disorders as well as inhibiting the growth of liver cancer cells.
Blackberries are also low in calories and high in fiber and have been alleged to have cancer preventing properties. They have also been shown to relieve menstrual and menopausal related symptoms.
As with all berries, the fresh fruit is much lower in calories than the frozen or canned varieties. Fresh fruits have higher vitamin levels too.
There is no diet easier to follow than one in which you can eat foods you like and not feel deprived. Adding these three types of foods to your diet will supercharge any diet you undertake or can even help you to lose weight without making any other radical changes. Not only will adding these foods to your diet help the pounds come off, you will be healthier for having added them to your meals. Note that these are only some of the weight loss “superfoods” that you want in your diet. In future posts, other foods will be discussed.
If you want an easy weight loss, add these foods to your diet today and watch that belly disappear.