10 Superfoods To Help You Shed Those Holiday Pounds
Did the holidays get the best of you? Need a boost in changing your diet to drop a few of those extra pounds you put on. Don't worry! There are 10 superfoods that can help you curb your appetite, stay fuller longer and help you shed those unwanted pounds.
While daily exercise is essential, what you eat makes a difference in how much weight you loose or gain. No, you don't need diet pills and you don't need to starve. Just be aware of what is better for you to live a healthier life.
Catch the 10 super foods after the jump and be prepared to let those pounds go (never to return again).
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1. Black Beans
Inexpensive, filling and great to add to a healthy taco! Black beans are high in fiber and are slow to digest keeping you fuller longer. Exactly what you need to get your mind off that midnight snack.
This vegetable superstar is exceptionally good for you, extremely low in calories and amazing tasty. The green megafood is packed with fiber, iron and calcium.
The perfect on the go snack for those constantly on the move. People who eat walnuts have shown a decrease in appetite and also ate later meals.
Eating a grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice when eating fatty foods lowers the amount of weight put on by up to a fifth. So if you MUST have those french fries or that hamburger once in a while, make sure to pair it with some grapefruit.
Fat! Good Fat! Omega-3's help produce insulin sensitivity which in turn helps your body build muscle and shed belly fat.
6. Steelcut Oatmeal
A serving of steelcut oatmeal carries up to five grams of fiber, making it the most filling yet healthy breakfast option. Add a little brown sugar and fresh berries and you really got something going.
Studies show that if you start of a meal with a cup of soup you'll end up eating far less than just eating the meal alone. Now we're not talking soups with heavy cream, more like a small chicken noodle soup before dinner.
8. Dark Chocolate
Something for your sweet tooth! Believe it or not, dark chocolate is good for your blood and curbs your appetite! The perfect in between snack.
An apple a day can keep the doctor away and the weight at bay. The antioxidants found in apples can help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition that contributes to excess belly fat. Also many studies shown people who eat apples as a snack before a meal, eat fewer calories than a person that ate any other snack prior to a meal.
10. Greek Yogurt
A single serving of plain greek yogurt is the perfect food to help to suppress your hunger. Add a little and you have the perfect combination of carbs, protein, fat and sweetness.