The commitment to stay true to a weight loss diet plan can be easily watered down if the necessary distinction is not made between the best diets for weight loss and those to put at bay. In an effort to take down excess weight, some individuals embrace severe ideas such as starvation which is of detriment to the health.
Nevertheless, if your numerous weight-loss efforts (severe or not) have turned flops, the foregoing is a sure guide on how to attain desired weight loss. The guide offers practical solutions by arming you with the knowledge calories, the right and wrong food types coupled with the consequences they will have on your weight loss goals.
Best foods for weight loss:
The following are foods to eat for weight loss, they include:
The nutritional makeup of soybeans earns it the potential of promoting weight loss. They contain vitamin K – which is fat-soluble vitamin; in other words, the vitamin K in soybeans does not support the fat storage in your body, it dissolves and circulates them instead.
Iron – iron stores and circulates oxygen through the bloodstream; this also means that the metabolism (the breakdown) of food will be quick which disables the storage of unnecessary calories in your body.
Soybeans also contain phosphorus which instigates the growth of bones and muscles. When you grow more muscle mass, you grow less of fat mass and that’s the simple formula.
So the combo of Vitamin K, Iron, and phosphorus in one food makes it one of the best foods you can have for weight loss.
While dieticians may largely classify cucumber as a vegetable, it will interest you to know that it is also a fruit. Cucumber contains:
Water of over 96% according to science; this water content does not only keep you hydrated for long, but it also quickens the digestion and metabolism of food.
Soluble fibre: Cucumber harbours a kind of fibre in it. Unlike a regular fibre, the soluble fibre in cucumber is digested even while promoting the digestion of other food nutrients. Plus cucumbers hardly contain calories safe for a little amount which clearly makes it best for quick metabolism and weight loss.
Dieticians have recommended that for best weight loss results, cucumber should be taken unpeeled. Other ways of taking cucumber for better results is eating it with groundnut (peanuts), adding it to fruit salad, using it for sandwiches and the likes.
Potato embodies a broad range of nutrients like vitamins and fibre and is also classified by dieticians among the low-carb foods. Some of the importance at this moment includes:
Fibre – Potatoes contain a high amount of fibre which absolutely reduces the amount of cholesterol circulated in the bloodstream; plus it aids digestion.
When you eat potatoes, you tend to get filled up early enough and you may hardly develop appetite soon after eating it. You have good chances of controlling what you eat when you eat potatoes making it one of the best for weight loss.
The consumption of eggs has been rumoured to be responsible for weight gain even when it has been classified under the low-carb diet. If that’s so true, why do you think weight loss therapist especially keto dieticians still recommend the consumption of eggs?
Eggs make you satisfied quickly enough when boiled or even fried and reduce appetite for more food. When added to a class of meals with low-calorie level, eggs work best to perfect weight loss goals, especially to keep you Satisfied.
So if you are into the keto diet, eggs actually is not a bad idea plus, it works to keep you full for a long period of time.
Beans and Legumes:
Just like soybeans, the fibre, iron, phosphorus and protein content of beans is very high. This makes it beneficial for achieving weight loss goals by promoting metabolism, fat solubility, and healthy growth. In addition, it has a high satiety index, which eliminates the craving for unhealthy food choices.
Bad Foods for Weight Loss
As much as I try not to classify any food as ‘bad’, there are foods we could actually tag ‘bad for weight loss’ goals. I have classified them into two and you should avoid these foods if you want to lose weight efficiently;
When foods are processed and stored in cans and plastics ready for consumption, they have passed the natural state. Processed foods are made to stay as much longer as it would till a buyer comes for it; meaning that they have some added preservative agent which makes them unhealthy for you in the first place. Most processed foods contain sugar, a hidden amount of calories and fat which you are also fighting to avoid.
Secondly, processed foods mostly snacks have the potential of keeping you on a bad habit; you will reluctantly go for more every other day till you can’t say no any longer. The more you eat, you more you add weight because you don’t seem to have control over your appetite.
Foods without protein:
Foods without protein actually stagnate metabolism in the body and hardly burn out fats; it stores them as energy for use in the body – I am sure you wouldn’t want that. Foods without protein stores fats the more instead of burning them out; this means only one thing:- it means that you will have less muscle mass and more fat mass making you overweight.
Foods without protein hardly contain as many nutrients as you require on a daily bases and equally poor for weight loss. No wonder, it is recommended to have the six basic classes of food in your daily diet.