5 Foods That Can Help You Get To A Healthy Weight
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 with apples and cinnamon. Can also be reheated later in the day for a filling snack to curb appetite.
- Quinoa. A healthy alternative to white rice, quinoa can help curb hunger via its fiber and protein content. It can be enjoyed hot or cold in a variety of ways.
- Apples. A calorie-efficient way to curb hunger, apples contain antioxidants that may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by excess belly fat. To mix it up, feel free to use a bit of unsweetened almond butter painted on each slice.
- 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, so it is a little firm, 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.
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