This great article written by Alice Duffield offers some great tips on foods that can assist you on your weight loss journey.
Losing weight is a difficult task and one that most of us have been faced with at some stage or another. While obviously incorporating physical activity into your life is a vital factor, exercising while eating badly will not get you anywhere. Here are a few superfoods you can incorporate into your diet that will assist on your weightless journey.
Start your day with a glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon. This is a great way to boost your metabolism first thing in the morning. A speedy metabolism is key to losing weight. A weight loss retreat is a great way to help you stay accountable for your weightloss goals. A retreat like Chi of Life is a great option to consider if you want to become healthier, fitter and leaner.
Healthy Carbs Burn Fat and Boost Metabolism
Get some rolled oats into your morning routine. Rolled oats are a great way to fill yourself up and is the perfect fuel for the brain. Oats are a good carb; they add fibre to your diet, speed up your metabolism, and burn that nasty fat – three things a healthy weight loss plan needs!
Try adding brown rice to your diet. It is a low GI wonder food that keeps you feeling full for longer whilst speeding up your metabolism. Add it to the side of fish and seasonal vegetables, or have a healthy stir-fry served on a bed of brown rice.
Have half a creamy avocado every day. It’s easy to think avocados are really fattening but they are actually the perfect kind of fat for weight loss: over 50% of monounsaturated fat. Avocado is packed with fibre and protein, so this creamy delight will keep you satisfied whilst keeping those sugar cravings away. Another awesome source of monounsaturated fat is salmon. It’s a great way to get your portion of lean protein. Steam it, grill it or bake it and serve with steamed vegetables or put it in a soup.
Snacking is A-OK
Snacking is an important part of weight loss. It helps to defer those hunger pains and will help get you through to your next meal. Just make sure you choose the right snack.
Put down the chocolate bar and replace it with a grapefruit. Grapefruit is a well-known weight loss food and for good reason. This refreshing fruit is said to lower insulin, which is a hormone that stores fat. It is also rich in vitamin A, and beta-carotene. Grapefruit is well known for it’s disease preventing properties, especially among the health-conscious and fitness enthusiasts.
Another simple snack is hummus and celery (or any raw vegetable). Hummus is easy to make or buy and is made from chickpeas, olive oil, and sesame. Chickpeas are protein-rich and also help balance those blood sugar levels – a simple, tasty morning snack that will keep you going for hours.
What other foods have you found have helped you on your weight loss journey?
This post was written in collaboration with Chi of Life Retreat.