It’s a common line heard often in the fitness world – the body you want is made 20% in the gym and 80% in the kitchen, and that couldn’t be truer. Here are some of the top foods you can eat that help in your journey to becoming slimmer.
Almonds are a great addition to any snack or meal. They are full of mono- and polyunsaturated fats which help to lower cholesterol in the blood. They’re lower in calories than other nuts and are full of fiber and vitamin E.
Avocados are tasty and full of really healthy nutrients. They are chalk full of monounsaturated fats, potassium, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C and E. Eating an avocado can help keep you full for a long time and curb the appetite so you’re less tempted to snack.
Bananas are full of magnesium and are full of awesome starch that aids in weight loss. They help to keep you full for longer so you don’t snack all day long!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Apples help to slow down the digestion process so that you feel satiated for longer periods of time, they suppress appetites, contain many different antioxidants, vitamin C as well as a ton of fiber.
It’s no surprise that green tea is super healthy for you. It’s full of antioxidants, boosts metabolism, fights inflammation, burn fat, and increases overall energy! A little caffeine boost never hurt anyone either, right?
A bowl of oatmeal is a great way to get the morning started. Don’t eat the prepackaged kind that is loaded with sugar and preservatives and chemicals, opt for the kind you make on your own. Add some fresh fruit or honey if you like it a little sweeter. The oats contain a metabolism-boosting starch, keeping you full longer so you eat less and shrink your waistline!
Carrots are a sweeter vegetable that’s great for snacking on throughout the day! They fill you up thanks to their high water and fiber content Add some carrots into your salad or eat them raw with some hummus.
Cauliflower is actually a very low carb option for people on a diet. It’s full of nutrients such as vitamins C, K, and B6. The best part? It’s known for suppressing your appetite and making you feel full longer.
Artichokes can be made in many different ways which means that they can satisfy many different cravings. They’re full of fiber which is why you feel full for so long after eating them, and they’re low in calories!
Eggs are full of protein and amino acids making them a super metabolism booster. Try switching to eggs for your breakfast and notice how much energy you’ll have all day long.
Black beans have been shown to help burn calories and reduce fat – definitely putting them on this list of most slimming foods. Use black beans in your Mexican dishes instead of refried beans!
Chia Seeds are a super food – so you know they’re packed full of amazing things your body loves. Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium, protein, and magnesium are just a few. Sprinkle them on your salad or use it as a topping on your potato!