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Five Foods That Will Help You Shed Pounds.

February 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Column, Weight Loss

(BlackFitness101.com) When it comes to losing weight, you should be aware of the fact that not all calories are equal. Different types of foods are affected in different ways when they are travelling through the metabolic paths of the body. Furthermore, things such as hormones, appetite and even the amount of calories that can be burned are affected.

This article is going to take you through what we think are five of the best types of food around that will contribute in a positive way to your weight loss goals.

  1. Vegetables

I know it may sound pretty boring but making leafy greens a staple of your day-to-day diet will provide you with such a vast array of health benefits as well as the fact that they are amongst some of the BlackWoman-eating-avocado-2016most ideal foods that you can be eating while on a diet. The number of calories, fat and carbohydrates included in vegetables is remarkably low however the fibre content is excellent! You are also able to increase the amount of food on your plate and still manage to keep the calories low.

  1. Fish

The type of fish in particular that we are going to be talking about is salmon. First of all, it is an oily fish which contributes to excellent overall health. Iodine is the main nutrient that you are getting from eating this fish, it helps the thyroid to work effectively which ensures that your metabolism is kept at a good pace and people are full for a long time after eating it. One of the main reasons for this is because of its high protein content; people usually tend to feel fuller after eating a meal that includes a lot of protein.

  1. Eggs

Whole eggs were looked at in quite a negative light for some time due to their high fat and cholesterol content. However, people are now starting to realise that it isn’t fat that makes you gain weight; it’s your overall caloric intake. Many people were worried about suffering from high cholesterol but there are now studies out there to show that whole eggs don’t impact blood cholesterol as much as many people thought. The fat content is something that also made people anxious but the egg contains healthy fats which are vital for your body, they are also high in protein; the high protein and fat content fills you up more so it’s beneficial for the fats to be relatively high.

  1. Avocados

Avocados are a one of a kind fruit as they are chock-full of healthy fats whereas the majority of other fruits contain largely carbs. The primary type of fat that is advantageous to you and your weight loss goals is oleic acid and the great thing is that you can throw this in with a salad to increase the overall volume. This makes it seem like there’s more food on the plate without having to worry about the calories getting out of control. Fibre and potassium are also among some of the other crucial nutrients included in this fruit.

  1. Whole Grains

Whole grain foods include things such as quinoa, oats and brown rice which all contain fantastic amounts of fibre and even a little protein, which as you now know, is an excellent combination for suppressing your appetite. A lot of foods that are whole grain seem to have gained an unfavourable reputation but that simply is not the case, as we’ve mentioned, they are very fibrous and high in protein however they are pretty dense in carbohydrates. Therefore, if you were on a low-carb diet, I wouldn’t recommend including too many whole grains, you would be better off sticking to some of the options above such as vegetables and fish.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I hope that you have found something useful that can help you when trying to lose weight. Incorporate some of these foods into your diet to make it easier on yourself to shed some pounds!

Staff Writer; Leroy Smith

Questions? Feel free to email me at; LSmith@BlackFitness101.com.


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