For many people trying to live a healthy lifestyle, they do all the right things by increasing their physical activity and reducing their calorie intake. But this can be a challenge, eating less than you are used to can leave you feeling hungry and craving food far more than you did before. The answer is not just to eat fewer calories but to change the types of food you eat. By eating the right foods you can actually make healthy eating less painful and more satisfying.
The following nine foods are all low calorie, low fat and will help with weight loss if you incorporate them into your diet on a regular basis.
It has been known for a long time that oats are a fantastic way to start your day. Making oats your breakfast of choice is the best way of stopping any mid-morning cravings for sugary snacks.
As well as being high in fiber oats absorb significant amounts of liquid in your stomach and expand. So just a small amount will leave you feeling full up.
Unlike many processed cereals and bread, oats also take a long time to digest. This means they release their energy slowly into your system leaving you satisfied long enough to make it to lunch. Just look out for pre-prepared oats as they can contain significant amounts of added sugar. If you need some extra flavor just add chopped fruit.
It’s seems like every week there’s a new ‘super food’. You hear about them all over place – from news sites, to your health-conscious friends – but not all super foods are really that healthy. The term ‘super food’ often refers to a one-specific compound, so a super food might contain your daily Vitamin C requirement in just a few berries, but if it’s also full of sugar then it’s not a great source of Vitamin C after all.
Trying to debunk which foods are good for you without a medical degree is almost impossible (even national guidelines lag behind current research), and so we’ve scoured the internet to come up with a list of 12 foods that you thought were healthy, but actually aren’t:
Salads can be really healthy and filling lunch, but only if you enjoy eating vegetables and meat. A healthy salad has the potential to quickly become an unhealthy mess if you try to improve the taste. There are a few common errors when improving the taste of a salad, but the two biggest sinners are store-bought salad dressing, and croutons.
Store bought dressings are packed full of sugar, and so they taste great, but don’t help you achieve your weight loss goals. A great homemade salad dressing is to just use olive oil, vinegar, and mustard in a ratio that you find tasty. Croutons are a source of simple carbohydrate, and so add sugar to the meal like salad dressings, although in a less obvious way.
Losing weight is not an easy thing to do – but sometimes, people unintentionally stop themselves from achieving their weight loss goals. Want to know more about 7 very surprising reasons you are not actually losing enough weight? Read on and find out more.
Belly fat without a doubt the most dangerous type of fat an individual can have. Not only is it an eye sore, but it can also lead to all sorts of diseases in the long run. And just so you know, doing a thousand crunches a day isn’t enough. You see, gaining weight in your midsection is a direct result of your cortisol levels spiking. Stress is one of the main reasons this happens. Anytime you are stressed your body responds by releasing high levels of cortisol.
When cortisol gets released into the blood stream it does two things. Breaks down lean muscle and holds on to any fat you currently have in your abdominal area. Belly fat is usually the hardest to get rid of but if you follow the 6 things we have listed in this article, you will notice your belly getting flatter in as little as 7 days.
A lot of people try to lose weight –both for aesthetic reasons and for reasons that are actually related to their health. However, not many of them are actually aware of the fact that there are a lot of things they can do even at night in order to boost their weight loss.
What are some of these things? We have picked up 6 of the most useful ones and put them in the following list, so make sure to read on and find out more:
Summer is just around the corner and a lot of people will want to make sure that their beach bodies are “in order” for the upcoming 3 months of sunny days. What can you do to stay slim and healthy this summer? We have gathered 5 of the best ways to achieve this and put them in the following list – so make sure to read on and find out more.