You can probably eat your way through weight loss with these foods. If you substitute even 2-3 of these foods in your regular diet.. it’ll make a HUGE difference in your weight.
Weight loss always starts in the kitchen first.. and then a little bit of exercise. This includes your daily eating habits and how you eat as well.
Fun Fact: Typical American diets exceed the recommended intake levels or limits in four categories: calories from solid fats and added sugars; refined grains; sodium; and saturated fat.
You guys know I have RAVED about green tea before. I drink at least 2 cups every day. You can read my experience here: What Happens When You Drink Green Tea Everyday for a Year?
Fun Fact: One study showed 7.7 pounds of weight loss after taking green tea extract for 12 weeks. Green tea slows down the carbohydrate absorption and increases fat burning by improving the function of insulin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I’ve heard so many people swear by ACV when it comes to losing weight and clearing acne. It thoroughly detoxifies your body and regulates the natural pH of our body. I used to drink this in the mornings mixed with water and I did notice my metabolism increasing immediately. With consistent use, it can make a HUGE difference in burning the fat away. Try adding 2-3 tbsp in a cup of water and drink it first thing in the morning.
Starbucks ain’t gonna make you lose fat because it contains tons of sugar and syrup. However, if you drink coffee mixed with natural sweeteners, it can definitely help you with burning fat. Caffeine stimulates metabolism and increases the release of body fat to use as energy.
Check out the article below for more info:
I have an entire post dedicated to coconut oil and its benefits when it comes to losing weight: Model’s Secret: Shrink Your Waistline with Coconut Oil
This botanical is known for stress-induced over-eating, which let’s admit we all do.
It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stress-related conditions.
Fun Fact: In one study, participants taking ashwagandha experienced a 69% decrease in an overall measure of stress plus a 24% reduction in a stress hormone, the same one produced during exercise. This helps inhibit stress-induced over-eating and carb cravings.
It is said that ginger can increase our metabolism upto 20%. That’s a LOT! It is an essential ingredient used in many weight loss supplements. It also increases the diameter of our arteries to increase blood flow and reduce cholesterol. You can add ginger tea in your routine or simply try this detox drink which is HIGHLY recommended: DIY: Detox Water to Shrink Your Belly in 10 Days
White Kidney Beans
You can still occasionally enjoy foods like pizza and ice cream while dieting. How? Take white kidney bean extract to inhibit your body’s absorption of calories from high carb and high fat foods. It works on the carbs from bread and pasta but NOT sugar. Sugar is the worse thing you can eat while trying to lose weight! Period.
Fruits such as goranges, lemons, limes and especially grapefruits contain hesperidin and naringin which regulates carbohydrate metabolism and decreases serum insulin.
It is said that even inhaling grapefruit essential oil can increase the metabolism. I find this so weirdly interesting!
Your body burns twice as much calories to digest and break down whole grains such as wheat and oats. They also keep you full for long hours.
It contains high levels of vitamin B12 which breaks down fat. This is why some people get Vitamin B12 shots.
Beans and legumes
These are high in protein and fiber. They help you maintain muscle but lose fat. So next time make some burritos instead of a steak!
These are packed with fiber that leave you full for long hours. Other than that they have high levels of antioxidants to nourish your body and keep it youthful. Start making them green smoothies from now.
I found these 4 healthy PIZZA recipes which I’ll link down below. If you’re finding it difficult to include these foods in your diet, then start off with these delish pizzas. Just because the food is healthy doesn’t mean it has to be tasteless as well.