When it comes to weight loss, running endless miles and going on fad diets simply won’t get you lasting results. You might lose weight for a while, but once you quit, which inevitably happens with most people, all your gains will be reversed. Also, most people tend to work out and diet at levels which are unhealthy and unadvised.
What you need is a stable, realistic nutrition plan to support your exercise regimen. The “super-foods” we’ll talk about in this article will be easy to find and easy to prepare, while providing just the right combination of nutrients to support and promote weight loss.
Oats are a delicious breakfast meal that can be prepared in a number of different ways. You can use them in your smoothies, as a cereal mixed with healthy berries and nuts, or in your cookies and other pastries. Best of all, oats, are extremely healthy, possessing a massive amount of fiber, which helps you to feel full, along with protein and Resistant Starch which helps to boost metabolism and also burns fat.
Ordinarily, you will be advised to avoid fats and carbs when on a weight loss plan, but avoiding these foods altogether will be even more unhealthy for you. What you need to do is eat healthy fats and avoid foods that contain high amounts of unhealthy fats.
Avocados are just the right food to supply your body’s need for healthy fats. They contain large amounts of monounsaturated fats, which are the healthy type. Studies have shown that people who eat a lot of monounsaturated fats tend to lose weight faster than others. Avocados also contain oleic acid in particular, which actually helps to suppress hunger cravings.
Not many people know that filling your meals with lean protein will help you feel fuller, and of course the more protein you eat the better your body will be able to build lean muscle mass. Salmon in particular is an excellent choice of lean protein, leaner than even red meat, and contains high amounts of monounsaturated fats which are just the type of fat that your body needs.
4. Brown rice
Excessively processed white rice is extremely unhealthy and while it might be delicious and easy to prepare, it will only load up your body with low quality sugars that provide little nutritional value. Instead of white rice, opt for brown rice which is heavy and filling, with a low calorie load, and also contains Resistant Starch.
You can easily combine one or all of these four super-foods to create the perfect weight loss meal, or combine them with other healthy foods to create healthy meals or healthy snacks to keep you going all day long.
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