Researchers have found that certain foods can help you lose weight without dieting. They promote fat burning, build lean muscle, boost your metabolism, and suppress your appetite.
Don’t get me wrong. They are not “miracle” weight loss secrets. But they contain nutrients that can help you drop pounds while making you feel full. This way you can avoid the biggest diet pitfall of all…snacks.
Here are five of the best weight loss foods you can eat:
Conventional doctors have told dieters for years to shy away from nuts. They’re full of fat. But research has found that nuts provide satiety and fat-burning power. They are full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Nuts also deliver plenty of “good” fats… The kind that boost heart health.1,2
Pistachios help decrease body weight and fat in adults, according to a recent study.
Brazil nuts are high in selenium. It’s a mineral that helps speed your metabolism.
Walnuts are high in polyunsaturated fats. They activate genes that reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism.
Almonds can supercharge a diet. A study of overweight people found those who ate just a quarter cup of almonds a day had a 62% greater reduction in weight and BMI over 24 weeks than those who didn’t.
Green beans are a great source of fiber. Eating fiber leads to less calorie consumption. That’s because it keeps you fuller longer. Dietary fiber absorbs water. This makes you less hungry without adding calories.
Other high-fiber choices include fruits, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and squash. Whole grains have plenty of fiber, too. But they cause inflammation that is the root of many health problems… Like cancer. So it’s best to avoid those.3,4,5
Garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, are high in fiber and protein. They are great at staving off hunger.6,7
Researchers in Toronto conducted a comprehensive study on people who eat pulses. These are a group of legumes that includes chickpeas. They found that those eating just over a cup of pulses a day not only felt 31% fuller… Their satiety was long-lasting.
Chickpeas have a low glycemic index. It means you digest them slowly and evenly. This is what makes you feel fuller—and helps cut down on snacking—after eating them.
Brussels sprouts are among the vegetables highest in protein. Protein maintains lean muscle. This helps keep body fat to a minimum. Research shows high-protein foods are more filling.8,9,10
Foods high in protein take longer to digest and metabolize. This is why even a small steak will fill you up for hours. Another benefit is that your body burns more calories trying to process protein.
It’s rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This fatty acid has an impressive body of research behind it showing it promotes weight loss.
A Norwegian study published in the Journal of Nutrition found adding CLA reduces body fat—and preserves muscle tissue—in overweight people. And this effect was seen without any other changes to their diets.11,12
Another study in the International Journal of Obesity revealed CLA reduces belly fat in men.
CLA is related to omega-6 fatty acids. And like those acids, CLA reduces body fat by increasing basal metabolic rates. This means you burn more calories while at rest.
Another good source of CLA is pasture-raised organic eggs. CLA supplements are also widely available.
Adding these five foods to your diet can make dieting a whole lot easier. In fact, it may not even feel like a diet anymore. You’ll feel fuller after each meal… Be healthier… And you won’t have to starve yourself to see results.
But if you want to send your weight loss efforts into overdrive…
Discover the secret “switch” you can flip that tells your body to burn fat instead of store it… The little-known chemical one doctor says makes your body demand unhealthy high-calorie foods… And how to shed pounds of body fat—without cutting back on the foods you love.
Find out how to unlock your fat-burning potential HERE.
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch