“But food makes me fat! How can it help me lose weight?” is what you’re thinking of right now after reading the title. Artificial sugar and complex carbohydrates found in food cause weight gain and build unwanted fat.
If you take the time to read this article, you’ll discover the 5 amazing and simple foods that help you lose weight:
Spicy food – A lot of my friends complain about getting satisfied early when eating spicy food. This is because we automatically drink water and consume less. If you can handle spice, feel free to add them to your menu every once in a while; at least it keeps your cravings in check.
Sugarfree gum – Sugarfree gum is another great way of keeping your mouth busy, appetite satiated and cravings for bigger food in check.
Hot drinks – Hot drinks like coffee, green tea, slim milk are great at stopping us from feasting on fattening foods. When we’re bored, we sometimes eat in order to keep us occupied. Luckily, hot beverages are better at keeping us occupied than eating.
Fiber – Fiber is a great addition to your menu without the unwanted calories; insoluble fiber like whole wheat pastries, bran, fruits, vegetables and even cereal are perfect for satisfying your cravings without worrying about calories. On the other hand, soluble fibers functions by maintaining and stabilizing our blood sugar levels which can help control our hunger and cravings; examples of soluble fibers are apples, strawberries and chickpeas.
Grapes – Last but not the least, grapes. Grapes contain insoluble fiber and are delicious. They can satisfy our cravings but take note that they contain sugar so eating a lot of them can hinder your progress; too much of a good thing is never good.
Food need not taste awful just to help you lose weight; with a balanced diet of simple sugar and carbohydrates, add some fiber and voila! You just created your own healthy menu. Check out Isabelle’s video on sensible weight loss. She shares the best tips about weight loss EVER!