In todays fast-pace world it’s very hard to find the time to work out and prepare the weight loss meals- meals full of protein and nutrition. You have to have a well balanced simple meal and a great snack that can substitute a meal. The key to this are superfoods diets! Just a couple of superfoods for weight loss and you’ll be well on your way to loosing weight.
Here are 7 superfoods that will make you transformation much easier:
The cousin of the less-healthier white rice, is so much better for your body. It’s full of fibers and it contains a carb that we can truly call super, because it boosts your metabolism and burns fat. Brown rice is also amazing because it is a low-energy-density food, meaning when you’re eating it you have that full and well-fed feeling, but it’s low in calories.
So next time, when your thinking of a meal to cook, try brown rice instead of white. You’ll feel ‘more full’ with a smaller portion.
Hard to believe, right? But, studies show that moderate wine drinkers have a smaller waist and don’t have as much fat as the liquor drinkers. It’s because the antioxidant that’s found in grape skin- it slower down and stops fat storage. It is said that drinking just a glass of wine can help you burn calories for 90 minutes.
This snack full of carbs is perfect for movie night! But, not all carbs are bad for you. There are certain ‘healthy carbs’ that help you lose weight, and popcorn is packed with them! Just be advised, the air-popped popcorn has them, not the pre-made microwave ones. “Portion-wise, it has a lower calorie per unit volume than many other snacks,” Lauren Harris-Pincus, owner of Nutrition Starring You. What that means, popcorn digest slower, so you feel fuller longer.
Give yourself a treat, and add chocolate or almonds to them.
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. But also any extra unwanted kilograms. In the skin of apples there’s a good dose of filling fibers, that help you take in fewer calories. The antioxidants in apples may help you lower the risk of heart disease, by preventing metabolic syndrome that not only puts your heart in danger, but it goes hand-by-hand with obesity.
It’s a super easy on-the-go snack.
Yay, for our sweet-tooths out there!
Dark chocolate can slow down digestion, and keep that ‘fuller’ feeling longer, so you eat less at your next meal. It’s also high on the healthy fats that can boost up your metabolism to burn more fat and calories. Dark chocolate also makes you crave less salt, sweets or any other sneaky cheats on your diet.
Bananas are the perfect food for your weight loss. They fil you up and boost your metabolism. Eat a banana between meals, for better results eat it between breakfast and lunch, so you can get through the day, or just until your next superfood meal
It’s true, potatoes are high in carbs, you got us there. But, they are super filling, as much as three times than a slice of white bread. Plus, they help your body burn fat, because they’re rich in resistant starch- a type of starch that isn’t fully broken down and absorbed, but rather turned into short-chain fatty acids.
So, there you go. Seven superfood snacks and meals that can help you through your diet. If you can’t resist your craving, just pop a piece of dark chocolate or have a banana, an apple, or even pour yourself a glass of wine, and you’ll be just fine! Happy slimming!