As strange as it may sound, some foods actually help you to lose weight. They require so much work eating and digesting them that they will cause your body to burn calories just processing them. Most of them are high in fiber or have properties that make them unique in the way that the body processes them.
There are also foods that are so full of nutrients compared to their fat or caloric content that they make excellent choices when you are trying to lose or maintain weight. Although there are many more, I chose to highlight 10 of my top tasty foods for losing weight.
An apple a day will help to keep you healthy and strong. High in fiber and antioxidants, vitamins and good taste, an apple will help to curb your appetite if eaten before a meal.
So sweet and juicy, who can resist the King of Vitamin C? Eating oranges takes a lot of work and time, and is full of potassium and antioxidants.
Excellent for eye health, carrots are very low in calories. High in beta carotene and vitamins B and C and K, it is a dense vegetable that requires a lot of chewing when eaten raw, thus being one of the foods that helps you to lose weight.
Full of antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C, tomatoes aid in digestion and are perfect when paired with red meat.
An excellent source of protein and calcium, parmesan is lower in fat than most cheeses and its long aging process means that it breaks down easily in the body because it is literally pre-digested.
A good source of protein, nuts are a healthy and low calorie way to add healthy amino acids to just about anything that you eat. It only takes a handful to turn a cup of yogurt into a devilish delight.
Containing both soluble and insoluble fiber, oatmeal is low in fat and calories and aids in digestion. This cholesterol-lowering super food, is a great choice for breakfast or snack. Also tastes great when sprinkled on yogurt or eaten with fruit.
A great source of calcium and protein, cottage cheese can be eaten with fruit for optimum taste and nutrition. Easy to digest and low in calories, it’s great as a breakfast dish or mid-morning snack.
Baked or broiled, fish is an excellent source of protein and provides a satisfying meal for at any time of the day. Pair with veggies and a slice of whole grain bread for a well-rounded meal that is low in fat and calories.
Baked or broiled, that’s my motto. Remove the skin from the chicken and rub the meat with olive oil before cooking. If you find it too dry, you can cook with the skin on but remove before eating.
High in fiber and vitamins, salads can be a wonderful way to help you control your weight. Substitute a half of an avocado, sliced or chopped and a half tomato in place of salad dressing. Use the natural juice from the tomato and the creaminess of the avocado and you’ll cut down on much of the calories and fat associated with some gourmet salads.