Trying to lose weight? Here’s a list of what will help you not only to lose weight but will also provide other benefits that come along with it!
1. Black Beans
A cup of black beans packs a whopping 15 grams of protein and doesn’t contain any of the saturated fat found in other protein sources, like red meat.
Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), may trigger your body to actually quieten hunger. Stick to a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away.
Best known for their anti-aging effects, the tiny blueberry is a powerful figure-friendly eat. A one cup serving contains only 80 calories and helps you feel fuller with 4 grams of fiber.
4. Brown Rice
Brown rice is a heartier, fiber-packed alternative to white rice. A half-cup serving contains 1.7 grams of ‘resistant starch’, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
Resveratrol, the famed antioxidant found in grape skin, stops fat storage. Studies show that moderate wine drinkers have narrower waists and less belly fat than liquor drinkers. Downing a glass can boost your calorie burn for a good 90 minutes.
6. Green Tea
This steamy sip hydrates like water, which can help fill you up and shed pounds. Plus, the antioxidants in green tea will help you burn fat and calories.
A study found that overweight women who ate eggs for breakfasts lost twice as much weight as women who started their days with bagels. And don’t worry about cholesterol, the study found that egg-eaters don’t have any higher bad cholesterol or lower good cholesterol levels than the bagel-eaters.
8. Dark Chocolate
A nibble of dark chocolate here and there can slow down digestion so you feel full longer and eat less at your next meal. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers.
9. Pine Nuts
These tiny bites pack the same heart-healthy fatty acids that quell hunger hormones and burn belly fat. One study found that swapping healthy unsaturated fats, like those found in nuts, for saturated fats helped overweight people lose weight, without reducing calorie intake or upping their exercise.
10. Low Fat Milk
The same fatty acid is found in milk which curbs hunger, while its proteins can keep you feeling satisfied. The added calcium may also help; in one study women burned more fat and calories when they had 1,000 to 1,400 milligrams of calcium per day.