Foods That Fill You Up While You Trim Down
Although, you are losing weight it does not mean that you have to sit at your desk with hunger pangs. Here are some of the excellent foods that you should take:
Pistachios are both low-calorie and low-fat so making them very ideal when you are losing weight. Although, they are deficient of fat and calories, they have plenty of fiber so they make you feel full for a long time. Due to this you eat just small amounts of food so you easily lose weight.
Research studies have shown that all of the fats found in pistachios are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated which are usually heart-healthy. This means that the nuts not only help you in losing weight, but they also help you in reducing the risk of heart diseases.
There are a number of vegetables that you can take when trimming down. Some of the beneficial ones include: carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, celery, and cabbage. Since these vegetables have plenty of water and fiber, they are very low in calories.
If you do not like veggies, you should take sandwiches, omelets, and soup.
If you feel like eating something sweet, you should go for raspberries. It has been shown that one cup of the berries contains eight grams of fiber which is very healthy for you. You can eat the berries as they are or you can throw them into a smoothie or on top of a salad.
In addition to containing plenty of fiber and low calories, these berries also have plenty of vitamin C which is a cancer-fighting antioxidant. The antioxidant protects cells from the harmful free radicals that bring about cancer.
This yogurt contains twice the amount of protein found in regular yogurt. If you want to chew when taking your yogurt, you can add in some nuts, dried fruits, or high fiber cereals. If you are not into 100% Greek yogurt you can try 2% low-fat Greek yogurt.
Many broth-based soups are usually loaded with fiber-rich vegetables and lean proteins such as shrimp and chicken. The warm nature of the soups also makes you feel full for a long time. For ideal results you should take the soup as pre-lunch snack.
Salmon contains plenty of Omega-3-fatty acids that aid in bringing about weight loss. The fatty acids also aids in improving glucose sensitivity, reducing inflammation, reducing insulin resistance, and speeding up fat oxidation.
Source by James D. Foster, Ph.D.