Foods that help you to lose weight

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Foods that help you to lose weight
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:33:28 PM »
Cutting foods from your diet is one strategy of losing weight. But it is not just about reducing food intake. Addition of certain foods can help lose weight too. The following food stuffs incorporated with a healthy eating plan can help you shade extra pounds and speed up to drop weight.

Chilli peppers
Adding a bit of heat to your diet can give you a weight-loss boost. Studies show that having a spicy start to your morning, i.e. eating chillies as a part of your breakfast can make you opt for a smaller lunch. Apparently it is down to capsaicin which is found in chillies and red peppers that has appetite suppressing properties. However, chillies are not the easiest of items to face as your morning meal but you can take it as a part of a spicy egg-white omelette for example.

Cinnamon is a super spice when it comes to boosting your wellbeing as it has many health-giving properties. In terms of weight loss, it is all to do with controlling those post-meal insulin spikes, which is what make you feel hungry. And you do not need to get much of the stuff to get the benefits; studies have shown just a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower the blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. To up your cinnamon intake either sprinkle it on to your breakfast cereal, or maybe mix it into your morning latte.

Lentils are great weight-loss food as they have the power to really satisfy your hunger without packing your body with loads of calories and fat — that is often why lentils feature heavily as a meat substitute — they can make you feel like you have had a meaty dish minus the calories and saturated fat that come with eating meat. Lentils are full of fibre and foliate so as well as giving you the full feeling, they are great for digestion and healthy cell growth.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate has two major dietary positives that can lead to long term weight loss. First, it is quite difficult to scoff massive quantities of high-quality dark chocolate as compared to the milk stuff. Secondly, dark chocolate is very high in health-promoting antioxidants. You can use dark chocolate as a way to curb any sweet cravings.

Juicy foods
Fruits and veggies with a high water content helps to fill you up, so you will eat less collectively throughout the day. Go for watermelon, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, grapefruit etc.

Hot beverages
Sipping a hot, low-calorie beverage is a great way to stave off extra calories when you are looking to eat out of pure boredom. And because they are hot, you will have to slowly sip over an extended period of time. Choose beverages under 100-calories such as green and herbal teas, diet hot cocoa, skim latte and cappuccino.

Eating a low-calorie salad before your main meals can help you to lose weight and ensure you get recommended daily intake of veggies. You need to make sure you do not drown it in a fatty dressing though.
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