This time of year you’re probably thinking about making changes for the better. You might be hoping to lose weight, eat healthier or travel more. Goals are good, but how do you reach them and sustain them? The idea is not to set unrealistic goals but to embrace the challenges and not to give up.
For weight loss (only if needed, not because it’s a fad) there are several important foods that can help. Yes, we all want the easy quick fix pill or injection, but did you know that there are foods that also help suppress appetite and aren’t ultra-processed? Weight loss friendly foods are important. We all want to live a longer and better life – let’s challenge ourselves to avoid problematic foods and eat the foods that allow us to sustain a healthier and longer life.
Adopted from Food Revolution Network- Ocean Robbins
11 Top Weight Loss-Friendly Foods
Celery– known to reduce insulin resistance and block the formation of new fat cells, which in turn helps combat obesity, heart disease and cancer
Dark leafy greens– known for its fiber and high water content, can include collard greens, kale, watercress, Swiss chard and mustard greens. However, it is also know to contain structures called thylakoids which help to reduce appetite.
Grapefruit– noted to be one of the top weight loss friendly foods because they provide fiber, water and a many helpful nutrients with low caloric impact.
Berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries strawberries)– work with weight loss through regulation of blood glucose levels.
Whole grains– has the fiber that feeds your good gut bacteria.
Apples– high in water content and soluble fiber and it also gives the ability for you to feel full after eating just one.
Legumes– are associated with health weight and and longevity.
Avocados-good fats can help to decrease the cravings of unhealthy sources.
Fermented foods-sauerkraut, Kimchi, plant-based yogurts- gives nutrient-dense weight loss.
Cruciferous vegetables– broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts- they can make you feel full, in addition to being rich in folate, potassium and other B vitamins and minerals.
Garlic– aids in weight loss by blocking expression of the fat- storing genes and increases the fat-burning ones.