When trying to lose weight, it’s not only the foods you’re not eating that will help achieve the weight loss goal, but the foods you are eating. These 20 foods will rev up metabolism, lower body fat percentage, keep you feeling fuller longer and promote health.
Apples – Eating an apple at each meal provides low calorie, healthy fiber that will enable dieters to eat less and keep the feeling of fullness longer, plus apples provide several health benefits.
Avocados – It’s true that avocados are high in calories and fat, but it’s the good kind of fat. When avocados are eaten in moderation, this food keeps dieters feeling fuller longer and avocados help stave off several diseases.
Beans – Beans are loaded with low calorie, low fat fiber and protein that keeps blood sugar levels stable and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
Broccoli – Broccoli is a low calorie, high fiber, low density food, which means you can eat a lot of broccoli for only a few calories.
Blackberries – Blackberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit and are rich in water and fiber to help you lose weight.
Buffalo and Bison – Red meat lovers don’t have to give up meat to lose weight, buffalo and bison have a flavor similar to beef, but the meat has fewer calories and is lower in fat and cholesterol.
Broth-based Soup – Eating a low calorie broth based soup before a meal will help you eat less and consume fewer calories during the meal.
Chili Peppers – Chili peppers contain capsaicin, which is a compound that revs up metabolism and helps burn calories faster to blast fat away.
Coffee – Black coffee is low in calories and increases stamina for more intense exercise, which translates into more calories burned during a workout session.
Eggs – Eggs are a good source of low calorie protein to help you stay feeling fuller longer, plus eggs packed with vitamins and healthy nutrition.
Edamame and Tofu – Edamame (immature soy beans) and tofu (a soybean food product) will rev up metabolism and blast fat even if no other eating habit changes.
Flaxseed – Flaxseed contains an estrogen-like compound called phytoestogens, that helps to improve blood sugar control and insulin resistance, which in turn fights obesity and diabetes. Just a small sprinkle of flaxseed on morning cereal is all that’s needed to help blast fat.
Grapefruit – Grapefruit is not a solitary food that can be survived on, as many fad diets indicate, but studies have shown that eating half a grapefruit or drinking a glass of grapefruit juice each day does help blast fat and increase weight loss.
Green Tea – Drinking green tea revs up metabolism and aids in weight loss.
Oatmeal – Oatmeal is a slow digesting food that is packed with fiber. The combo helps to keep the mid-morning snacks attack at bay when oatmeal is eaten for breakfast.
Quinoa – Quinoa is a nutty-flavored grain packed with protein, fiber and healthy fat. Quinoa digests slowly and steadily, keeping blood sugar levels stable and energy levels high.
Salmon – Salmon is low in calories and high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but salmon does something else that helps blast fat – eating salmon reduces inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation in the body interferes with the way the body responds to the hormone, leptin, which regulates the appetite.
Walnuts – A small handful of walnuts is a satisfying snack that will help blast fat by keeping you fuller longer. Walnuts are also a good-for-you-snack packed with protein, omega-3s and ‘good’ fats.
Water – Water keeps you hydrated and help prevent mistaking thirst for hunger, a common problem that many dieters face.
Yogurt – Yogurt contains a secret ingredient that is essential to blast fat and lose weight – calcium. Calcium prevents the body from storing fat and it also staves off hunger.
20 foods that blast fat, help you lose weight and are good-for-you foods.