Many studies have shown that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to lose it naturally with food. There are many foods that can help with weight loss including a wide variety of plant-based foods, such as leafy greens and nuts and seeds.
Following is a short list of some excellent foods to make a part of your daily diet. These foods are highly nutritious and can help to restore the nutrients in the body. When the body has the proper nutrients, food cravings generally begin to disappear. Another good thing about these foods is that you can enjoy them without counting calories.
Leaf vegetables are extremely low in calories and high in nutrition. They contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals as well as some protein and healthy fats. At first your body may not be able to fill up on them, and they might even increase your hunger. However, leaf vegetables will begin to clean the digestive system so that the body can better absorb the nutrients, and thereby reduce the food cravings.
Fruits like pineapples, mangoes, kiwi, bananas, apples, oranges and pears, are tasty snacks to help keep you energized throughout the day. They are also suitable for fruit salads, which are a great alternative to unhealthy desserts.
Just remember to eat fruit in moderation as it is high in sugar.
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are not only healthy for you, but they are also very delicious! When you combine the two, the fruit can help to take away some of the bitterness in the vegetables. Bananas and apples are very effective at sweetening the smoothie, and tend to go with just about any green.
And if you are not ready for a green smoothie, you can try 1 Mango, 1/4 pineapple and a small piece of ginger, which is one of my favorite smoothies.
Fresh juices are stripped of the fiber, but they still retain all the nutrients that fruits and vegetables have to offer. They are a quick way for you to get more nutrition into your system because they are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to the cells.
Believe it or not but avocados can also help you to lose weight. They are high in fat and calories, however, the calories are loaded with nutrients. As for the fats, they take longer to digest than most other substances, and therefore, can help to promote a feeling of satiety. In addition, avocados are also very high in protein, which makes them a good substitute for meat and other animal products.
Nuts and Seeds
Last but not least, nuts and seeds are also a good source for healthy fats and protein. They are great for snacking in between meals, or for adding to your salads either as a topping or as part of the dressing.