Food and weight loss! Yes, that’s completely right. But, only the right food. Right food which are in abundance of good fat, should be included in our diet to shed off weight. Such good fat helps you build muscles which, in turn, will help you shed off some kgs. While counselling my clients over their diet, I guide them to inculcate a few good fat food. And during that, I observe that their knowledge of such food is very less. So, here I got a list of top 5 food which will help you Shed those extra pounds and will help in building body in right way.
#1: Green tea
Green tea for weight loss has now become a worldwide phenomenon. This is because green tea helps in boosting metabolism while burning fats; and its key antioxidant ‘Catechins’ are said to be mainly responsible for the burning of these fats. Now a days, many celebrities suggest the intake of green tea for weight loss.
If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s time to skip the sugar-laden cereal, and start enjoying a hot comforting bowl of oats in the morning. It’s backed by science: A small study found that those who ate oats daily for six weeks had a greater decrease in cholesterol levels and waist size than those who ate the same amount of carbs in noodles over the same time period. It keeps you satisfied: There’s no need to reach for an unhealthy convenience snack in the morning when you’ve got oats on your side; it offers the calories and fibre you need to stay satisfied all morning long. Unlike sugary breakfast cereals full of refined carbs, the body digests oats at a slower pace, keeping blood sugar levels steady, energy up, and hunger away.
#3 Peanut Butter!
Like Olive oil, Coconut oil and a few nuts, Peanut butter is a good fat provider to your body. It provides you the right amount of fat you need while working out. It helps you build muscles and that is where weight loss occurs. Usually, weight loss requires you to exercise more and eat fewer calories. This creates a calorie deficit that forces your body to burn body weight for energy. In the process of eating less, higher calorie foods are usually avoided. Peanut butter intake will fulfill that requirement of your body. But after all, it’s fat. So taking in tablespoons of it won’t help. It should be taken in right amount and at right time. Also, instead of going for peanut butters available in market, homemade peanut butter can also be consumed. It will be fresh and it will contain the right amount of fats.
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster. I personally find it more beneficial to drink warm lemon water first thing every morning and suggest my clients the same.
#5 Whey Protein
Regular gym-goers are sure to have noticed muscly guys tossing back a protein shake straight after their workout and it’s true that many bodybuilders use whey protein to assist with building muscle. But don’t be fooled by this stereotype, whey protein can also be a useful aid in weight-loss for both men and women.Whey protein is basically a convenient alternative to whole foods that can be supplemented in our diets.
But before you stock up and start drinking protein shakes on top of your regular diet, you need learn how it can be used in a weight loss program. For that, You can check our previous blog.