15 Foods You Should Eat If You Want To Lose Weight

Eating less does not necessarily translate into weight loss. Try loading up your plate with fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These foods will help your metabolism and help you stay satiated enough to not over eat. Here are some foods to try tonight:

1. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is digested slowly and releases sugar gradually into the blood stream meaning it can provide lasting energy while reducing sugar cravings.

2. Apples

Apples have pectin. Pectin limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb.

3. Red Wine

Although it is high in calories, an occasional glass can be good for you. It appears grape seeds contain substances that can assist in weight loss.

4. Green Tea

Green tea extract can boost metabolism and may aid weight loss. It also releases energy from glucose in the food we eat, which in turn helps to burn fat.

5. Grapefruit

It is believed that grapefruit can help reduce insulin levels which prevents fat storage and promotes weight loss.

6. Broccoli

Studies have linked calcium and weight loss. Broccoli is high in calcium and vitamin C which helps with calcium absorption.

7. Quinoa

Quinoa is a complete protein. Protein helps boost metabolism, burn fat and build lean muscle which will help you burn even more calories.

8. Oats

Oats are a good source of fat soluble fiber that helps you feel full and boosts your metabolism.

9. Barley

Another great source of soluble fiber.

10. Garlic

Garlic contains allicin which has a protective quality and helps cells reduce fatty deposits.

11. Blueberries

A great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C has been shown essential in weight loss. Also, the catechins found in blueberries activate fat burning genes in abdominal fat cells. That can't be a bad thing.

12. Walnuts

Research has shown that 30g of walnuts a day improves the cholesterol profile of patients with type 2 diabetes and reduces the risk of obesity.

13. Asparagus

Asparagus contains the chemical asparagine which affects the body's cells and breaks down fat. It also has a chemical that helps remove waste from the body which also serves to reduce fat.

14. Water

A new study from Germany found that subjects of the study increased their metabolic rate (the rate at which calories are burned) by 30 percent after drinking approximately 17 ounces of water. Drinking water also keeps you from mistaking thirst for hunger.

15. Cantaloupe

This melon is extremely nutritionally dense which helps you feel satisfied and full. It is also high in fiber and water which fill the stomach but are easily eliminated. Good thing I love all these foods. How about you? For a more comprehensive list, check out this page.  

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