Foods to help you lose weight

We all want that slim athletic looking body. We read the articles, hit the gym and eat right. And yet, we still do not have that enviable body we are striving for. We I do my research; I tried to find the best anti-inflammatory foods and the best healthy foods to eat. Here is a list of my top 8 best foods to make you thin. Less bloat is better for bikini season.

1. Grapefruit

In health class we were always told this is a negative calorie food. It took more energy to eat it than calories that are in it. So long as you are not like my mother who adds sugar to the top, this is a best anti-inflammatory foods. It also boosts your immune system and has wound healing and antibacterial properties. Who knew?

Grapefruit for weight loss

2. Apples

The saying goes ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away‘ and for the most part it is true. Apples are a low calorie food packed with fibre to help keep you fuller, longer. If you swap a cookie or piece of cake with an apple, you are sure to shed pounds faster. To make a meal out of it add either peanut butter or cheese. It will be more satisfying.

Apples

3. Pears

Pears are also high in fibre. If you have one for dessert after each meal, you will fight cravings and help lower your cholesterol. It may take some time to get used to, but you will be thankful you did.

Pears

Must Read: 9 Heart Healthy Foods You Should Eat Regularly

4. Almonds

You are probably thinking ‘aren’t they full of fat?’ and the answer is they are a healthy fat. If you grab a handful of almonds for an afternoon snack a few times a week, you are more likely to keep your weight down and waistline small. In one ounce of almonds you have 167 calories, 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fibre in which the combination of the two will help you feel fuller longer and more satisfied. With their delicious crunch, you can fool yourself into thinking they are a bag of chips or pretzels.

Almonds

5. Salmon

My friends and I love salmon. It is such a versatile fish that you can make it with anything. I like pairing it with thyme and lemon for a nice herby flavour. It is proven by the ‘International Journal of Obesity‘ that if you eat salmon 2 to 3 times a week, you could lose up to 2 labs more than those who did not have seafood in their diet.

Salmon - best foods to eat to lose weight

Salmon is quite low in calories too. In a 3 ounce serving you are looking at 175 calories. Not only is it low in calories, but it is a great source of protein as well. Try it with lemon and your herb of choice and a drizzle of olive oil. Quite delicious!

6. Eggs

Eggs can sometimes have a bad reputation due to their cholesterol in the yolk. You have to look at it from a different point of view now. Take a look at the protein eggs have, then you will change your mind.

Eggs

It is important to start your day with protein. It keeps you fuller and more focused during your day. Eating eggs for breakfast will give you the protein you need for the day. Studies show that if you have two eggs for breakfast 5 days a week you can lose 65% more than someone who ate crabs for breakfast like toast or a bagel.

It is important to have a balanced breakfast, so be sure to have some fruit or orange juice along with it.

Also See: How To Extend the Shelf Life of Eggs?

7. Tomatoes

Some fruits and vegetables have a bad reputation for being too starchy. Tomatoes (they are a fruit!) are not only non-starchy, but they have a wonderful flavour to them, are low in calorie and are quite versatile. In one cup of cooked tomatoes you are looking at 43 calories, but taste like they contain much more.

Tomatoes

You can have a tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette, turn it into a tomato sauce or put it in your salad. They are a good source of fibre and will keep you fuller, longer.

8. Green Tea

It may not be a food, but it helps with digestion. After dinner each night I have a cup of ginger green tea. It is an anti-inflammatory food and helps to get the toxins out. It also is said to help you lose weight by releasing toxins out of your system. It is worth a try.

Green tea

Conclusion

There are many foods that promise to make you thin, but these are the ones that clearly work. Adding these foods to your diet will help trim your waistline and make you healthier.

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