Foods to Make You Slim and Trim

Most peo­ple believe that the only way to lose weight is by diet­ing. For many of us, diet­ing means depriv­ing your­self of all that tastes good, and eat­ing bland foods that have less calo­ries and less fatty. How­ever, diet­ing can be enjoy­able – through eat­ing food that have the dual ben­e­fits of taste and health­i­ness. This arti­cle will present var­i­ous foods that you can eat to make you slim and trim, and illus­trate that diet­ing does not mean you have to deprive your­self of taste.

Shrimp1 Shrimp – low in calo­ries, and a great source of lean pro­tein, shrimp helps increase the meta­bolic rate (which is said to increase fat burn­ing) and sup­presses your appetite.

Toma­toes – also low in calo­ries, toma­toes are tasty and make a great lit­tle snack, espe­cially the bite sized ones that can just be popped into your mouth.

Egg whites – are not only low in calo­ries, but are have a good source of pro­tein. Although eggs whites alone are not too appe­tiz­ing, scram­bling 4 to 5 of them with veg­eta­bles such as spinach, toma­toes and onions are a great way to start your morning.

Cucum­ber – have a high water con­tent and are low in sodium.

Salsa-in-a-bowl1Salsa – some­times eat­ing veg­eta­bles alone can be a bit bland in taste, so adding salsa as a kind of dip for your car­rots and cel­ery means you enhance the taste with­out adding too much calo­ries. Salsa is low in calo­ries, and is per­fect to add to sand­wiches and baked pota­toes, mak­ing it the ideal replace­ment for things such as but­ter and mayonnaise.

Air popped pop­corn (no but­ter or oil) – this type of pop­corn is not the pack­aged kind, but rather the ker­nels them­selves, can be air popped in a brown paper bag in the microwave. These are low in calo­ries and can be topped with parme­san cheese, chili pow­der and other spices, or hot sauce.

Hot Sauce/​Hot Red Pep­per – can act as an appetite sup­pres­sant and increases metabolism.

Grape­fruit – sweet, tasty and refresh­ing and also low in calories.

Beans – tend to be very ful­fill­ing and are great source of pro­tein. Since they are high in fiber, they leave you feel­ing full for a longer period of time, which may curb your appetite.

Green tea – con­tains antiox­i­dants called cat­e­chines, which speed up metab­o­lism and increases the burn­ing of fat.

benefits of pears1 Pears – con­tain pectin fiber which makes you feel quite full after con­sump­tion, and helps to reduce between meal snacking.

Dark Choco­late –rather real dark choco­late is said to be effec­tive in reduc­ing belly fat. This is due to the ingre­di­ent of pure cocoa but­ter, while the other choco­late most pop­u­larly con­sumed, milk choco­late, tends to con­tain but­ter fat. Dark Choco­late is also an appetite sup­pres­sant as it takes longer to digest.

Avo­cado – con­tains oleic acid, which is said to reduce those hunger pangs. They are also rich in pro­tein and fiber.

Greek Yogurt – con­tains extra pro­tein, and thus takes longer to break­down. Also the fat in greek yogurt makes you feel sat­is­fied, there­fore you will have a reduced urge to snack.

Apples – low in calo­ries and high in dietary fiber which is a great com­bi­na­tion for those look­ing to lose weight.

Raw-Almonds1Almonds – stud­ies have shown that almonds has a good source of pro­tein and fiber, thereby help­ing you to feel full for longer period of time. They also require a lot of chew­ing, which makes you feel like you have eaten more than you have and keeps you fuller for longer.

While most of these foods con­tribute to mak­ing you feel full and not nec­es­sar­ily lose weight, being fuller for a longer period of time is an essen­tial aspect of stay­ing slim and trim. When you feel full, you are less inclined to snack and eat, and there­fore you are less likely to ingest calo­ries. This list is by no means exhaus­tive, but can pro­vide a good start­ing base for those who wish to become or remain slim and trim, while still enjoy­ing what they are eating.

© Arti­cle by Caribbean Dreams Mag­a­zine
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