When a lot of people try to lose weight, they just decide to stop eating food altogether. That couldn’t be further from what you should if you actually want to lose weight. If you want to lose weight but don’t know what foods you should and shouldn’t be eating, don’t get discouraged. It takes time to figure out just what type of diet works for you. Some foods may agree with you and others won’t. If you don’t know where to start, though, this list has got you covered!
Eggs are full of protein and fill you up. That means that they’re perfect if you’re looking to lose weight. Plus, there are so many different ways to prepare eggs that it would probably take you a while to get sick of them. It’s such a versatile food and it’s great for weight loss!
I personally love fat-free popcorn either as a snack or as my lunch when I’m in a hurry. It pops in a few minutes, it can easily be brought along with me when I’m on the go, and it helps you lose weight. If you’re eating fat-free popcorn, there’s obviously no fat, plus popcorn fills you up quickly, making it a great food to eat for weight loss!
3. Leafy Vegetables
Like popcorn, leafy vegetables fill you up quickly. Leafy vegetables are also great like eggs because they’re so versatile. You can throw some kale in a smoothie and you wouldn’t even taste a difference, or you could make kale chips as an afternoon snack and you’d get hooked. No matter what kind of leafy vegetable you’re eating, they’re easy to add into your diet and will fill you up!
4. Vegetable Soups
I don’t know about you, but as much as I love vegetables, sometimes I just really crave a hot meal. If you feel similarly, eat different vegetable soups whenever you’re craving something warm. Either follow a recipe or throw in any vegetables you think would taste good together. It’s a great way to get a variety of different vegetables without spending all day chewing a ton of vegetables!
I’m sure you’ve heard of those magical “good fats” that everyone raves about. If you’ve yet to be able to find foods with good fats, though, your search is over. Avocados are so much better for, say, your toast, than butter is, making it a “superfood” when you’re looking to lose weight.
6. Chia Seeds
If you’ve never had chia seeds, I suggest that you change that soon because they are amazing. They’re so tiny that you don’t even realize they’re in most recipes, and yet they pack so many nutrients that it’s insane. Plus, they’re said to make you feel full so fast. I love including them in granola, but I think they’d be great on a salad as well.
7. Any High-Water Fruit or Vegetable
High-water fruits and vegetables are musts if you’re looking to lose weight. The higher the water content, the more hydrated you’ll be, which helps weight loss. Plus, studies show that the more high-water-content foods you eat, the smaller your waistline will be. Sign me up!
What are your favorite foods for weight loss? Let me know what you like to eat in the comments!