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6 Weight Loss Foods: Shed Those Pounds, Fast!

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 What if I told you that tucked somewhere beneath all those foods with ridiculously high amounts of trans fat, empty calories and high carbs you can find weight loss foods that will pretty much magically make your fat disappear! As hard as it may be to believe, it was music to my ears when I learned about these foods. Once I did, I made sure they were the first things I picked up and put into my trolley while out at the supermarket. That way I also avoided getting tempted to buy any snacks or beverages unnecessarily. Now I’ll reveal 6 foods to lose weight that will help you transform your bad eating habits for the good.

Celery

Your mom was right when she said, “Eat your greens!” Besides the advantage of having this green vegetable available throughout the year, you’ll be surprised to know how healthy this vegetable is! Adding a mere 8 calories for every 100 grams of celery you eat, you can be sure that the energy used in chewing this green veggie burns the number of calories it adds even before it reaches your stomach. Since it’s mostly made up of water, it keeps your skin younger looking (too good to be true?). Celery is also known to reduce high blood pressure. Whaddaya know?

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Another food item that makes it to the list with additional benefits besides that of weight loss is flax seed. Besides its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer abilities it’s known for, flax seed is very high in fiber which makes it a great source of food for people looking to lose weight. Due to the high fiber in flax seeds you feel fuller for longer hours making it the perfect food item to have in every meal of yours.

Rosemary

This is a little gem that I found back when I was doing some hardcore research on what I should and shouldn’t be eating. Rosemary extract has been used for years as a spice and also for its medicinal properties. Research has suggested that carnosic acid in the rosemary extract inhibits the lipase enzyme in our body which is responsible for breaking down fats which in turn keeps us fuller for longer periods of time.

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A 12-week study conducted on a group of 100 men and women showed that by only adding grapefruit to their diet they were able to lose an average of 3.6 pounds over the course of the study by just consuming half a grapefruit with every meal. This weight loss has been attributed to the regulation of insulin by grapefruit. Grapefruit has chemical properties which limits the secretion of insulin (insulin is known to restrict fat burning) which aids in the fat burning process.

Asparagus

Asparagus is high in vitamin A, B, C and K which makes it a highly nutritious vegetable and one that should be included in your diet solely based on that merit.

Asparagus has a soluble fiber called inulin which makes the body feel fuller than what you would otherwise feel and as little as 6 grams of inulin is as filling as 260 calories of food. Asparagus also regulates blood sugar levels which keeps you away from those late night sugar binges (you know what I’m talking about)!

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Having a tablespoon of chia seeds before each of your meals is a wonderful idea simply because it’s high in vitamin B, several minerals (calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium and zinc), omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Not only is it a great addition to lose weight but the additional vitamins and minerals it has gives you that extra push at the gym.

These 6 foods are absolutely the best foods for weight loss as they’re completely natural and come along with several benefits besides the weight loss. What’s even better is that most of them don’t require a dramatic change in your diet; consuming one portion before a meal can suffice. We’re quite keen on hearing what you think about these 6 weight loss foods and also learning about more such food items that have helped you achieve your weight-loss goal. Please do share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below.

 

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Written by Ingrid Macher

Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Motivator - I have a passion for helping people change their lives. I started out helping my friends and now I give advice and tips to perfect strangers who have now become my friends. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change my life even if I could. This kind of happy is truly a gift and I’ll do whatever it takes to be able to give this gift to others.