Best Foods to Eat to Lose Weight Fast
Research has shown that starving yourselves for weeks on end to satisfy another crash diet is not an effective way to lose weight.
Instead, most dietitians are telling their patients to eat more of the right foods to help them burn more calories than they take in, and thus reducing their fat stores.
We found some of the best foods to kick start your metabolism and keep you feeling full and satisfied, as well as easy and tasty ways to prepare them, to help you experience weight loss you can enjoy.
Although red meat hasn’t gotten the best reputation among dieters in the past few years, recent research it can help you peel off pounds and add lean muscle mass.
Because one pound of muscle uses more than 3 times more calories just to maintain, more muscle in your body equates to a faster metabolism.
Simply grill or broil a 4-ounce serving of organic, lean steak and slice thinly to top your favorite salad, or add to veggies for a fajita.
Eggs, yolk and all, have been shown to help you trim inches off your waistline. Although they were once condemned for cholesterol levels, research has shown that they are one of the best sources of protein.
Not only does protein help build muscle mass, but it will also keep you full enough to keep your blood sugar levels at a steady rate.
Scrambles or omelets are obvious, but if you want to try a dish that incorporates more vegetables, try making a veggie frittata that you can heat up in slices for up to a week.
Since all oats have a high amount of fiber, any variety is going to give you health benefits, but the steel-cut and rolled varieties are the least processed.
In just one serving of oats, you can get up to five grams of fiber, meaning you’ll feel full for longer and off less calories.
Instead of going for plain old oatmeal, try to incorporate oats into other foods like meatloaf. Rather than adding breadcrumbs, try adding about 1 C of oats to a recipe that feeds 8.
Because lentils help prevent insulin spikes that cause your body to create excess fat, lentils are proven belly flatteners.
Although there are many varieties, red and yellow lentils cook fastest, taking only 15-20 minutes. If you’re not ready for a lentils only dish, try adding them to your pasta sauce for a heartier dish.
There is so much flavor and protein in lentils that you can skip meat altogether, ditching the extra calories that usually come with most meats you find in pasta.
Not only can they keep the doctor away, but recent studies have also revealed that apples can help you consume fewer calories.
People who ate an apple before eating a meal of pasta ate less calories overall than those who ate a different snack. In addition, the antioxidants in apples might help prevent a metabolic syndrome that could lead to weight gain around the midsection.
Although an apple is perfectly transportable for an on-the-go snack, if you’re looking for something that will better satisfy your sweet tooth, try this sinless apple pie-like recipe: chop up a medium apple and sprinkle with 1/2 t allspice and 1/2 t cinnamon. Toss it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and voila!
Stop starving yourself on fad and crash diets that will almost inevitably cause you to gain weight back again. Instead, look for foods that you can eat each day to continue losing weight, and looking and feeling great.