One of the hardest aspects of losing weight is diet. Sure, you can spend hours a day at the gym, but if you eat garbage -- you’ll never lose any weight.
When making dieting decisions there are a few simple aspects to stick to. Low-fat, low-calorie, high-protein diets have often showed the best results. Below is a list of foods that you can add to your diet that meet all of these requirements, and are delicious and versatile.
1. Black Beans
Black beans are packed with protein, without all of the saturated fats found in animal proteins.
Steel cut oats are an amazing source of fiber and contain Resistant Starch, which is a healthy carb that boosts your body’s metabolism naturally.
Aside from being another excellent source of fiber, avocados contain Oleic acid. This specific acid is a compound found in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) that reduces hunger.
Any lean source of protein allows you to get healthy calories without adding fat. Salmon is also packed with healthy MUFAs that have been shown to increase weight loss over standard low-fat diets.
Broccoli is another vegetable that is full of fiber, but low on calories. Broccoli is also known for its anti-cancer effects.
6. Brown Rice
The process of enriching rice strips it of almost all of its nutritional value. Brown rice is a great source of Resistant Starch that boosts your metabolism and burn fat,
Believe it or not, one pear contain 15% of your daily recommended value of fiber. People who eat more fiber traditionally ingest fewer calories and lose more weight.
8. Red Wine
In moderation, red wine contains Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grape skin that has been shown stops fat storage. Drinking a glass of wine can increase your body’s ability to burn calories for up to 90 minutes.
Grapefruits contain a compound that lowers insulin, which is a fat storage hormone. Grapefruits are also 90% water, and hydration is a key to losing weight.
10. Kidney Beans
Kidney beans contain high levels of Resistant starch, protein, and fiber. They are also extremely versatile when it comes to cooking, so you can work them into any diet plan.