I know it is not intuitive to eat high-food calories to lose weight, when the standard advice is to do the exact opposite. But these foods are also rich in other nutrients or functions that will offset the weight gaining ability of the high calorie content they possess. Some of these foods are:
Avocados are one of the greatest foods for weight loss. They are packed full with a lot of nutrients including monounsaturated, not the type that will give you adverse health effects like the normal type of fat contained in most foods. These fats boost heart function by reducing the amount of bad LDL cholesterol, and increasing the amount of good HDL cholesterol.
Despite these, it is still a calorie type of fat that will cause weight gain, but the high amount of antioxidants the food contains will ensure that a lot of those fat are burnt because antioxidants can stimulate fat cells to burn off their loads, and coupled with the fiber that is contained in the food which slows the absorption of sugar and cholesterol molecules from the gut (which would otherwise spike blood sugar causing insulin to be released to convert them to fat for storage), it makes eating avocados a must for anyone seeking to lose weight.
2. Egg yolks
Most people on a diet only eat the whites of an egg avoiding the egg yolk for its fat content, but this is detrimental to your regime in the long run. Eggs have been termed a “superfood” not because of the whites but because of the yolk. The yolk contains an astounding array of nutrients and minerals that are hard to get anywhere else, talk less of together, that helps to improve the health of your thyroid gland and to increase metabolic function.
Your thyroid produces a whole lot of hormones including those responsible for hunger, and if it is not in proper shape, it might overproduce this hormone – making you eat more. Your metabolic rate and function is another major component to weight loss. It helps to increase the amount of calories that you burn even when not doing anything. So eating egg yolks helps to keep these two and much more in top shape.
Nuts are full of antioxidants and fiber that both help to reduce weight. Although they are very small, they help to keep you full for longer hours, so that you are not likely to eat a major meal for a while, and if you are eating shelled ones, the time you take to crack and open the shell, extends the time of the meal, also helping you not to eat too much.
Be careful though of their high fat content. 160 calories can be gotten from 49 pistachios or 23 almonds.
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