Most of us have times in our lives when we want to shed a few pounds — say, after the one-two punch of Thanksgiving and Christmas or when bathing suit weather is around the corner. To reach your goals you’ll almost certainly want to alter the foods in your diet. The key is to remove the foods that need to go and add or continue to enjoy the beneficial foods. In this blog post, we’re going to look at some foods you can eat on a weight loss diet.
Most people have heard that eggs contain cholesterol and therefore consider them a no-no for healthy diets. However, the latest research gives us a greenlight for eating eggs regularly. This is excellent news because eggs are really good for weight loss, as the following post explains:
In one study, researchers had participants replace their bagel breakfast with an equal weight amount of eggs. The participants reported being more satisfied, which was reflected in the fact that they ate an average of 400 less calories over the next 36 hours.
Eggs are also high in protein, meaning that all the protein weight loss benefits mentioned in the last point also apply here!
Be sure to buy organic, free-range eggs from your local farmer for optimal quality.
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As you see, eating eggs will help you feel satisfied and eat less overall due to their high protein levels. This means you can enjoy eggs own their own or in your favorite healthy recipes without guilt.
Getting enough fiber should an essential goal of your diet. Not only do they help you in the digestion process, but they also help in the process of losing weight. The following post explains how fibers contribute to weight loss.
Whether you’re trying to lose a significant amount of weight or the last 10 pounds, dropping fat is incredibly difficult. Low-calorie diets are unreasonable and you’re hungry all the time. That’s why nutritionists urge dieters to eat quality, nutrient-dense foods—the benefits of which equal to or outweigh their caloric impact.
“For one, fiber-packed foods are a great way to fill up and control hunger, mange blood glucose levels, as well as promoting gastrointestinal health,” says Katherine Zeratsky R.D.N., L.D., at the Mayo Clinic. “Fruits and veggies are rich in fiber and are also predominately water, which makes them heavy (your stomach feels weight) and keeps you fuller longer, while being low in calories,” she adds. Read more at Men’s Fitness…
To reiterate, high-fiber foods aid in weight loss by making you feel full and reducing your hunger, which in turn helps reduce the amount of food you consume. Clearly, eating less is a key to weight loss.
Avocadoes are a high lipid food and thus are often avoided by people who are trying to lose weight. However, research shows they may actually help you lose weight. The post below explains how avacadoes can actually aid in losing weight.
The caloric content of avocados may scare you away, but this tasty fruit has 10-15 grams of fiber in just one plump berry. Meaning, eat an avocado and you will stay fuller for longer. Avocados also have high amounts of potassium and folate! Forget the old ways of thinking about fats; our brains and bodies need a sustainable amount of healthy (mono and polyunsaturated) fats, and you can get those from including this creamy treat in your diet. Read more at Womanista…
So, good news: You can continue to enjoy this delicious superfood and maintain your goal of losing pounds and inches.
Obviously, this list is just a quick and basic approach to eating for weight loss. It’s also primarily geared toward those who just need to make slight adjustments to their diets to achieve their goals.
For people who have more substantial weight loss needs or who realize they simply can’t reach their goals on their own, a more structured, dietary science-based program may be required.
Dr. Ann Miller offers professional weight loss assistance through an exclusive system called ChiroThin that is targeted to chiropractors. She has helped many patients lose the weight they didn’t think they could — and you can be next. For more information about nutritional health and weight loss. Call Dr. Miller today at 585-396-0527, or use the contact form here on the website and someone from the office will get back with you.
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