10 Best Weight Loss Foods

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10 of the Best Weight Loss Friendly Foods

Eat MORE – lose weight?

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10 of the best weight loss friendly foods | Health and Happy Hour

 

Our friends at The Health Nerd have also made an awesome video on this topic, so make sure to check it out: 6 Best Weight Loss Tips Backed by Science

I think most people are pretty surprised when they hear that. After the endless barrage by the media to eat less and less and less, it’s hard to imagine.

It’s like the media expects women to get thin by eating nothing but kale leaves and water.

That’s crap.

The more you eat of the RIGHT foods, the easier and more sustainable weight loss becomes.

You can learn all about this from the critically acclaimed book: Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient Rich Book for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.

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Here are 10 of the foods you need to be eating for weight loss:

1. Grapefruit

Virtually zero calories and a terrific way to start your morning. Grapefruit also contains pectin, which has been shown to curb cravings leading to easier sustained weight loss.

Just cut open and enjoy. Watch your eyes though…

2. Lean Chicken Breast

Don’t neglect the almighty chicken breast! Protein is not only a necessary part of your diet, it has been shown to be the most satiating food on the planet. No more hunger pains…

Best way to cook is in the oven with some light seasoning.

3. Oats

Nothing is worse than the 2pm CRASH that results in napping and reaching for lattes. Oatmeal contains lots of healthy fiber and carbohydrates for long and sustained energy throughout your day. Note that this is whole oats (rolled or steel cut), not processed quick or instant oatmeal

Soak overnight in unsweetened nut milk (cashew, almond, coconut) in the fridge. That way it’s ready to go in the morning when you’re fighting rubberneckers on the highway.

4. Protein Shakes

Think drinking protein shakes will turn you into some miniature version of the hulk? Think again. Protein shakes are nothing more than concentrated whey protein and are great for helping you lose weight!

I wrote more about this in my article: 5 Best Tasting Protein Powders for Women

Pick a brand that does not add sugar or carbohydrates to it’s flavoring. This one is my favorite! It also makes a delicious and filling afternoon snack!

5. Mega Salads

Stop doing salads wrong! It’s time to Woman up and make a real salad. Make sure to go overboard with leafy greens and vegetables and add some avocado slices or nuts for some healthy fats. Mega salads like these will keep you full that way you’re not craving a sandwich an hour after eating one.

Use more leafy greens than you’re used to. Not only will you feel better, you will avoid lots of calories and hunger pains.

6. Apples

Similar to grapefruit, apples contain lots of fiber and pectin that ensure you won’t feel too hungry after eating.

Eat at least 1 a day when you’re feeling hungry.

7. Soups

Soups are great, because you get in lots of veggies and protein and a serious amount of water. If you’re one of those people who knows they need to be drinking more but never do, try eating soups for lunch.

Make sure to go with a soup that is heavy on the veggies and protein, but light on the cheese and potatoes if weight loss is your primary goal.

8. Avocados

One of the healthiest foods on planet earth. Avocados provide healthy fats, fiber and folic acid which, in combination, have been show to fill you up!

Try to eat 3+ every week.

9. Lean Beef

Beef get’s a lot of beef these days… haha! I had to…

Organic lean beef is an underrated source of protein and nutrients for your diet, making it an excellent weight loss food. Make sure to cook it thoroughly and get organic, grass-fed beef!

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10. Vegetable Chili

Same concept as the soup. The added water helps to fill you up and improve your hydration. You can use the organic beef you just cooked above as well along with any vegetable variety you can think of!

Get ALL of the weight loss foods in Joel Fuhrman’s critically acclaimed book: Eat To Live!

If you’re interested in healthy tips to lose weight fast, our friends at The Health Nerd have made an awesome Youtube video on weight loss tips!

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Certified Personal Trainer (CSCS, NESTA), Certified Nutrition Specialist (ISSA), and Former Vegan / Crazy Person (ME). I fell in love with being healthy at the age of 22 and now I love writing it / teaching others! 🙂

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