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Which foods should you include in your weight loss diet?
There are certain super foods that not only help you shed calories but also provide many essential nutrients: • Whole Eggs: Egg whites are rich in protein whereas the yolk contains nearly all the vitamins and minerals that we need. Whole eggs give you healthy fats and fewer calories while keeping you feeling full for long. • Fruits and Veggies: Seasonal fruits and leafy greens are great foods for weight loss. These carry lesser calories and more nutrients than most other edibles. More so, they load you with fiber and antioxidants to check any post-meal sugar spikes. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower contain good amounts of protein as well. • Herbs and Spices: Daily doses of garlic, cardamom, turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper, fenugreek, etc. boost weight loss. The base rule is to have them on an empty stomach and only in the prescribed way. • Animal Fat: Fatty fish like mackerel, salmon, trout, herring, etc. are rich in high quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Similarly, unprocessed lean meats like red meats, lean poultry or tuna fish increase our protein intake. You can give up on carbs-rich foods in favor of healthy animal fat that feels equally filling. • Legumes and Beans: Chickpeas, lentils, peas, kidney beans, black beans, soybeans, etc. are high-fiber, high-protein foods that help curb blood sugar and cholesterol. They also keep the bowels moving. Sprouted beans make a nutritious snack between the meals. • Whole Grains: Oats, quinoa, barley, brown rice, etc. are wholesome grains with decent amounts of soluble fibers, resistant starch, protein and nutrients. These fiber-rich substitutes of refined grains keep hunger away.
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