In today’s world, many health experts come up with many different diet plans – especially diet plans for weight loss, which you would have heard of several times, that are hard to remember. But there is something that one would come across at all diet plans: there is nothing much about truly healthy foods. Here we define healthy food as a high quality food that offers the right nutrients without increasing one’s weight. One can consider going through our earlier blog post on The Mathematics behind clean eating to get an idea of what healthy food is.
In this post we suggest the Top 10 foods that can be included into your diet as a part of your weight loss plan. These foods definitely help in reducing calories without depriving you off the essential nutrients. For convenience we put the 10 foods into 4 categories of foods that are: beverages, fruits, veggies and grains.
The Top Healthy Foods are:
Beverages – Green Tea
We included only green tea because green tea is the best beverage that helps in weight loss. Remember to consume 4 to 5 times a day cold or warm green tea for effortlessly reducing 100 calories or more a day.
Fruits – Watermelon, Papaya and Oranges
Watermelon, when consumed raw, increases the anti-oxidant level inside your body and reduces the cholesterol level, thereby helping in burning calories better.
Papaya is a super-fruit that massively breaks down calories, which is very beneficial for your heart, too.
Oranges are high in Vitamin C and help your system in burning calories. You can consume as a fruit or as a juice too. Remember not to add sugar (to any of your fruits) if you consume as a juice as their fruit sugar content is quite high.
For best results, break your fast in the morning with half a papaya along with some Watermelon and 1-2 Oranges.
Veggies – Avocado, Spinach, Carrot and Cucumber
Avocado, which is rich in good fats, helps in maintaining a strong and healthy composition without increasing your weight. Consuming Avocado helps in reducing sugar cravings thereby aiding in weight loss as one doesn’t have the need to consume sugar.
Spinach and other green and leafy vegetables are some of the best anti-oxidants and helpful in reducing your calories, as spinach is a negative or zero calorie food.
Carrot and Cucumber – these are two foods that can be consumed in between meals that aid in better weight loss.
Grains – Quinoa and Red rice
Quinoa and unpolished red rice keeps your stomach full even if you consume less thereby helping in better weight loss.
If you have any other suggestions for healthy foods for weight loss please do share them over here in the comment section.