Dieting has turned into such a complicated thing. The other day I was in the pharmacy and I wandered by the diet aids while I was waiting for my prescription to be filled. It was amazing to me to see just how many different pills and supplements there were to buy. But, do I need any of them? Do you? Are any of these products really going to help you lose weight? Did you know that all of the bottles that I looked at told you to exercise while taking them to get the optimum results?
My point is this, if you are trying to lose weight and get healthy, and exercise is a required part of that process. Then why not make the whole process healthy? Now, what if I told you that there are many weight loss foods on the market, and you probably already have a number of them in your house.
The first weight loss food I found was a shock to me. I have heard so many times that if you are trying to lose weight, you should stay away from red meat and stick with fruits and veggies. Well that is half true. Fruits and veggies are great, but so is red meat. Red meat, like steak, has a certain protein in it that helps your body create and strengthen muscle. Muscle is necessary for weight loss because muscle burns fat. More good muscle equals more fat burning.
Another weight loss food that surprised me was eggs. For so many years we heard that eggs were something to eat very sparingly because of heart related concerns. Well new information shows that eggs do not cause heart problems at all. It has also been shown that people who add eggs to their low calorie diets show improvements in their ability to lose weight. The reason for the egg’s ability to help is its protein. The protein found in eggs is a very filling protein. That means that having eggs in the morning will help control your hunger later in the day.
A third option for you to try is fish. Especially salmon. Fish is full of Omega-3 fatty acid which helps build muscle and decrease belly size. Fish is incredible heart healthy and worthy of mention in any weight loss foods list.
The last weight loss food I wanted to mention is lentils. Lentils are high in protein and also contain soluble fiber. This combination gives the lentil the unique ability to put a stop to erratic blood sugar levels. Put simple they stop spikes in your blood sugar levels that lead to the storage of fats.
So are you impressed yet? I have barely scratched the surface of weight loss foods. There are so many different foods and combinations of foods out there that can assist you in your quest to lose weight, that I do not know why you would want to ingest something out of a bottle. You have to eat anyway, and you probably eat healthier that you think. It just takes a little knowledge of how to use portion control and serving size. Just do not forget the exercise. No diet is complete without it.