The key to losing weight is eating right. For some people, that means adhering to a strict diet for a period of time, but for smarter people, it means eating healthier food…for life!
Check out these five foods that will help you lose weight and keep it off! The best part? They all taste great!
Apples are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which not only contributes to a healthy digestive system and reduced cholesterol, but also keeps you satisfied. A study once found that women eating 3 apples a day lost more weight then women eating 3 oat cookies, even though both foods contain the exact same amount of dietary fiber!
An ounce of almonds contains only 167 calories with roughly 6 g of protein and 3 g of fiber, which are both nutrients that can make you feel full. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found women who snacked on nuts at least two times a week were more successful at keeping weight off than those who didn't.
Salmon is known to keep you full because of its healthy fat and high protein, but a 3 oz. serving only has 175 calories! The International Journal of Obesity found that when people trying to lose weight included salmon in their diet a few times a week, they lost about TWO more pounds than those who didn't include seafood in their meals.
Eating eggs at breakfast can help fight hunger and, therefore, weight gain all day! The International Journal of Obesity found dieters consuming two eggs for breakfast five days a week, they lost 65% more weight then those dieters eating a bagel instead.
If you like tomatoes, you're already ahead of the game because they are low in calories and high in fiber, which in case you haven't picked up on it yet, is one of the key nutrients that will keep you from becoming hungry. One cup of cooked, red tomatoes contains just 43 calories, so eat up!
So apples, almonds, salmon, eggs, and tomatoes? We love all five! Forget "dieting" and just stick to regular healthy eating!