Why Healthy Foods Don’t Always Lead to Weight Loss.

You’ve decided to embark on a journey of losing weight, and you should feel good about this decision; a healthy lifestyle is not only linked to a longer life but a happier one as well.

But where do you start? There are numerous ways you can lose weight fast. The problem is that simply eating less is likely to leave you feeling unsatisfied and hungry.

Juggling a weight loss program with family and work life can be a daunting experience especially when done on an empty stomach.

The good news is you do not have to endure this, with a simple adjustment to your diet you can be on the road to jumpstarting your weight loss, without suffering hunger pains.

Losing weight is as much about you, as it is about the foods you eat.

•    The first thing to understand is that all calories are not the same; some calories can fill you up without  having a profound, adverse effect on the body.

•    The metabolic process varies for different foods and different bodies. Some take longer pathways through the body, while others react with you differently based on your genetic makeup.

•    Different foods have enormous impacts on your unique body, with effects that can range from raging hormones to feelings of hunger to the amount of fats your body can efficiently burn.

DID YOU KNOW?

At Slimwell, we include a food sensitivity test with every weight loss program to identify the foods that may be creating inflammation in your system and to help you make the best food choices for your unique dietary needs.

Not quite ready to commit to a weight-loss program? The following advice should start you down the right path.

Healthy foods to eat to lose weight

While no one particular food holds the magical wand to weight loss, the following foods are likely to help you stop the hunger, without adding a lot of fat. Most of these foods are known to have a low energy density, which means that you can have large portions without going overboard on calories. They also have high fibre which will help suppress your appetite by keeping you full for longer and making weight loss a little easier.  

I.    Avocados

This monounsaturated fatty acid fruit contains dietary fibre, phytochemicals and potassium. According to studies, people who enjoy avocados regularly, typically enjoy low body weight, BMI and waist circumference. This creamy and flavourful fruit has a satisfying fat and fibre combination which will help you cut down on your weight, without going hungry.

II.    Eggs

The egg’s high-quality protein contains essential nutrients including choline and vitamin D. The other good thing about eggs is that they are typically eaten in the morning, which makes them a protein powerhouse that helps regulate hunger and appetite hormones.

III.    Beans

If you are trying to lose weight, then your best friend should be healthy foods that are high in fibre. Luckily, this is a condition that beans fulfil effortlessly. They keep you feeling full for longer and score relatively low on the calorie level.

IV.    Yoghurt

The protein-packed goodness is full of probiotics which help you lose weight by keeping your bacteria happy (which is excellent for your metabolism).  Stick with plain yoghurt instead of the flavoured yoghurts, which are often packed with sugars and calories.

V.    Salmon

It provides high-quality protein that is equipped with plenty of good omega-three fatty acids. It will help you feel more satisfied when you are watching your weight. It’s versatile, delicious and provides the recommended servings of white meat.

VI.    Fruit

Add in fresh fruit in place of unhealthy snacks. It’s a natural treat that holds the benefits of antioxidants and fibre. Studies show that high consumption of fruits lowers the risks of becoming obese.

Conclusion

We hope that this list of healthy foods helps motivate and encourage you to achieve your goals. Of course, diet is just one of many factors that influence weight loss. For the chance to learn about ways to accelerate your weight loss – contact us directly and speak with one of our Slimwell advisors. You won’t regret it!

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