It is said that we are what we eat ! So, I have jotted down a list of foods for maximum weight loss. These will help you to rip fast. If you are fit and healthy, you would still want to become healthier :). Include them not only in your meals, but your lifestyle forever. These will bring you good health and weight loss too !
Almonds are high in protein and help to build muscle. They are healthy snacks. I generally take 7 soaked almonds in the morning. You can add them to practically everything in our Indian meals.
Walnuts along with almonds are called king of nuts. They have good fat and keep us full for long time. Thus , they help in fighting cravings.
Eggs contain rich protein – albumen. This is my favourite food item on the list because they are so versatile, can be cooked in many ways. They are more effective in building muscle and also burning fat.
Beans and Sprouts
Black bean is said to be the most nutritious beans. Beans help to fight various diseases like obesity, cancer, high blood pressure etc. Beans are rich source of protein and fat. In addition to beans in daals, I love sprout salad and bean bhel( tomato and onion chopped in beans along with spices, yummy J )
Oats are rich in fibre and low in cholesterol. They are good for breakfast as well as for late night cravings. Always choose unsweetened oatmeal for maximum benefits.
Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
Olive oil is well known for its health benefits -lowering cholesterol and curbing food cravings. Another good alternative is Coconut oil. It is extensively used for cooking in South India.
Chicken,Turkey and Lean Beef
This is high protein. It takes more energy for your body to process the protein than it requires to digest carbs and fat, I have already discussed it here. So the more protein you eat, the more calories you will burn!
Milk and Cheese
Milk and cheese are known for their nutritious value. One should consume dairy products which are as lightly pasteurized as possible. The high heat during pasteurization destroys nutrients along with bacteria.
Yoghurt – This is my favourite dairy product. Yoghurt contain probiotics(good bacteria) which help with digestion.
Hempseed is considered as one of the most nutritious food sources by doctors. Two scoops of hemp protein contain 11 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and 14 grams of fiber. See how healthy it is J
Whey protein powder
This is my favourite protein powder. It gives the most protein for the fewest number of calories. It is versatile and can be added to breakfast items, shakes , smoothies , cereals etc.
Leafy Green Veggies
These are low in calories and rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. These help in flattening stomach. Include them in your salad or your main course !
This is how my veggie shopping looks J –
Stay tuned for another list of belly blasting foods ! Till then, Stay Healthy , Stay Beautiful J!