Believe it or not, there are foods that are yummy but don’t come with unhealthy baggage like fat, salt, or high sugar levels. As an added bonus, these foods are not only nutritious they are also loaded with fiber. Fiber is very important for weight loss because a high fiber diet fills up your stomach faster. Why is this a big deal? When you feel fuller longer, you have less cravings When you have less cravings, you obviously eat less. When you eat less, your body gets fewer calories. If your calorie intake is low enough, your body tries to compensate by trying to get its energy from stored fat. Once your body burns fat for energy, you get leaner and lighter. Here are the top 6 healthy foods you should eat if you want to lose weight.
Apples not only taste great, but they are also loaded with fiber. If you eat enough apples, you get hungry less often and you can afford to weight between meals. You feel fuller for a longer period of time. Also, apples are packed with Vitamin C and other vitamins.
Pears aren’t as popular as apples but when it comes to fiber content, pears come in as the top champs of fiber-rich fruits. Pears pack a lot of flavor in such a small package. They are great to have handy if you are trying to satisfy your cravings in between meals.
Green beans are great boiled, stewed, and steamed. Not only do they come with a lot of fiber, they also carry arginine, which helps keep your heart healthy. The old saying about beans and heart health is no joke. Arginine can save you life. As an added bonus, green beans also pack quite a bit of Vitamin C which helps your skin and helps tissue repair.
If you want lean protein so your muscles look great for both the beach and the office but you don’t want the usual fat, hormones, cholesterol, and other junk that meat protein comes with, you need to eat more black beans. Since it is a member of the bean family, the black bean has arginine which helps your blood vessels stay healthy.
Eat whole natural oats for breakfast and you get a lot of fiber. Fiber is great for feeling full longer. However, you also get resistant starch and complex carbs that help your body burn fat better and more efficiently.
Your body craves fat. It is sad but it is true. Why? Fat, sugars, and other foods are packed with calories. Unless you train it, your body will crave its calories from wherever it can get them. The good news is that you can give your body the fat it craves without having to worry about cholesterol or bad triglyceride levels. Thanks to the high levels of monounsaturated fats of avocados, you can give in to your body’s fat cravings without feeling guilty. Plus, avocados make for mean guacamole salsas.