5 More Foods That Can Help You Get To A Healthy Weight
This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Start your 14-day free trial now and save 30% when you join!
As mentioned in yesterday’s Daily Tip, if you are trying to lose weight, frozen, prepared, and often expensive “diet” meals are not the way to go. Instead opt for whole foods that are filling and can help you manage your weight, and also offer numerous health benefits as well. Add these five to your list:
- Steel-cut oats. An excellent source of fiber, eating steel-cut oats is a good way to fill up and stay satisfied in the morning without a lot of calories. Consider the convenient use of a crockpot the night before.
- Quinoa. A healthy alternative to white rice, quinoa can help curb hunger via its fiber and protein content.
- Apples. A calorie-efficient way to curb hunger, apples contain antioxidants that may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by excess belly fat.
- Buckwheat pasta. Unlike regular white-flour pasta, buckwheat is high in fiber and contains protein, making it more satiating, so you eat less. Try soba noodles in place of spaghetti. Always aim to cook the pasta a few minutes less to decrease its glycemic index.
- Olive oil and avocados. Both contain heart healthy monounsaturated fats. Many people find that increasing their intake of healthy fats makes them feel fuller while keeping insulin – which helps conduct fat into the cells for storage – low and steady.