As a personal trainer, people are always asking me if there are really foods, which make you lose weight. The answer is no, foods don’t make you lose weight. There is no magic food that you can pop in your mouth, and start shedding pounds. However, there are foods that take longer to eat, and also longer to digest. Foods that your body will spend more time, and burn more calories digesting, then they contain themselves. Also, some foods will keep you fuller, longer, so overall you will consume fewer calories. You could call them negative calorie foods if you would like to. They aren’t a weight loss solution, but stocking up on them isn’t going to hurt! These foods are taking more energy to eat, and allowing you to eat smarter, then other foods you may be consuming.
• Eggs. According to WebMd a study done on 30 different overweight women, who had 2 scrambled eggs for breakfast, paired with some toast, consumed less food over the following 36 hours, then when they ate a breakfast of different foods, with the same calories amount. The protein in eggs will leave you feeling fuller, longer. This will prevent you from snacking, and also consuming more.
• Beans. There are so many advantages to eating beans. Beans contain cholecystokinin, which is a hormone, which acts as a natural appetite suppressant in your bodies. They are packed with protein, fiber, and also antioxidants. They keep you fuller longer, suppress your appetite, and boost your immunity. A study shows that adults that eat beans, weight 7lbs less than adults that don’t, and have smaller waist lines, even while consuming more calories a day.
• Olive Oil. A little extra virgin olive oil can go a long way. It is packed with monounsaturated fats, that will help you boost your metabolism, and the FDA recommends that you consume to tablespoons a day, to prevent heart disease. Drizzling olive oil on vegetables, salads, and even whole grains, can save you tons of calories, and bad fats, from your diet.
These are just a few different foods that can help along your path of losing weight, and living healthier. Although there aren’t any miracle foods that will make you lose weight, these will help. Skip the doughnut and cook up some eggs, throw some beans into your salads, and cook your beans and salads with olive oil! The healthiest way to lose weight is with a healthy diet, and moderate exercise. This is only way to get continual, effective weight loss, that you can keep off.