It’s a sad reality that so many people today struggle with their weight. Because of the great stress we’re all under, junk food that’s so cheap and easily available, and due to our metabolisms slowing down as the result of aging, we put on weight. When you are heavier than you used to be it can affect your self esteem as well as your health, and that’s the reason why people work hard to lose the excess weight. One of the ways to speed up the weight loss process is to eat superfoods which will help you out.
Beloved fruit is not only sweet and absolutely perfect for all kinds of summer smoothies, juices, and desserts, but it’s great if you’re trying to lose weight too. It contains bromelain, an enzyme which aids your digestion, making you feel lighter even after you’ve eaten a lot. It digests proteins and that makes it great to eat with lean meats too. If you like sweet-and-salty combos, prepare chicken breast with cheese and pineapple and enjoy the taste knowing that anti-inflammatory properties in pineapple reduce swelling and as a result you’ll have a flatter belly.
Berries are amazing, and the best thing is you don’t have to pick your favorites as all of them are great for your health. Goji berries, mulberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries alike will increase the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol in your blood. They help expel toxins from your digestive system by improving your digestion because they are rich in fibre and have high water content. Mixed berries are also good for those who suffer from high blood pressure and they are good for your heart. Not only are all of these berries delicious, but they are low in calories so you can eat them for dessert without fear.
People may avoid eating avocado because they know it’s rich in fats, but these fats are actually good for you. Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and they will help you feel full for a long time. It’s also rich in protein and fiber which will boost your metabolism and digestion, and not to mention that it’s delicious. Avocado is a great replacement for margarine and different cream cheeses so you can spread avocado paste on your bread or bagel in the morning. You can also make your own fresh guacamole with organic tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeno peppers and enjoy the rich flavor knowing that what you’re eating is healthy.
Fish is great for you, but you should refrain from eating fish fingers and different fried fish and opt for lean a source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon. It will make you feel full and you won’t have to add any fat to prepare it too. Not only is this lean meat better than red meat, but it will help you lose weight in the long run. The type of omega-3 oil in salmon actually helps prevent the increase in number of fat cells in your body and speeds up the breakdown of existing fat.
People who want to lose weight usually want results as soon as possible, and they are ready to change their lifestyle in addition to their diets. You should be prepared for several scenarios: the desired results may take more time than you first thought, or you might not like all the food you decided to eat. On the other hand, it may go well and you can lose a lot of weight fast, which in turn, leaves you with a lot of clothes that no longer fit and excess skin. If former happens, arm yourself with patience and the results will follow, and if latter happens, cosmetic surgery will be able to help you get your shape back.
Who says that diets have to be horrible? All these superfoods are great for your body and your overall health, but that doesn’t mean that they taste horrible. The most important thing is to eat foods which are fresh, so do your best to get your hands on some organic fruit and vegetables as often as you can. They might cost a bit more, but you will notice that they taste better and your body will be able to get more vitamins and nutrients this way.