Quick weight loss foods. Are they a myth? It is not easy to maintain the weight I had whilst I was in South Africa. I am still preparing the post on foods that we should eat for Korean Winter, although today I put together a list of some quick weight loss foods. They are mostly “quick weight loss foods” because they are low-calorie and high in nutritional value. If you didn’t check out my last post of weight loss as an expat be sure to check it out. I am still sticking to it, however, I am eating less take-out foods.
I started reading this book about self-love and compassion when it comes to weight-loss. Personally, for me, I need to find the right balance. Being female and dealing with so many hormonal changes weight maintenance is really not easy. Luckily, I found a really good natural solution for PMS which I am going to tell you about in my next blog post as a review. I have lost around 5 kilograms in Korea already sticking to my routine that I posted about before.
So, firstly, take note that weight loss and maintenance is a gradual process. We should strive for healthy and happy, without too much restriction (DISCLAIMER: that is my approach) With that in mind let’s look at some quick weight loss foods that you can add to your diet to maximize weight-loss.
So, what are some quick weight loss foods?
1.Leafy Green Vegetables.
These include vegetables such as Spinach, Kale, watercress, mustard greens, collard greens etc
The benefits of green vegetables include their low sugar and calorie count, as well as their large supply of fibre, proteins, and numerous specific minerals and vitamins that scientific studies have proved can aid with fat loss. At it’s best Kale, microgreens and Watercress lead the pack with the highest nutritional value. When preparing leafy greens opt for a healthy method. I love leafy green vegetables and usually cook it with onion and chilli peppers. I found this great post about leafy greens. Be sure to include some in your diet.
2. Beans and Legumes
These include beans legumes and lentils. They have amongst the highest glycemic level and are known to slash heart disease risk for patients with type 2 diabetes. I love eating all kind of beans and legumes and it is a staple in an Indian household. I find it is a delicious and nutritious weight loss food. Moreover, in other studies, people who increase fibre intake from legumes have smaller waistlines. This is probably from the fact that fibre has a ton of benefits including providing fibre which keeps you fuller for longer.
Tuna is a high-quality protein with very little fat. It contains all essential amino acids which are perfect for your body. As well as omega 3 fatty acids. You can check the nutritional information of tuna here. I tend to eat spicy tuna with low-calorie bread. However, it should be noted that tuna contains mercury. Therefore it is not safe for certain groups of people. The U.S food and drug administration provides a wealth of information about the amounts of mercury found in tuna. You can read more about the benefits of tuna and proportions sizes here.
Oatmeal is one of my all-time favorite foods. Oats are low in fat, packed with fibre and low in calories. One-half cup of dry oatmeal has 133 calories. Healthline, a nutrition-based website provides a wealth of information as to why you should definitely include oatmeal into your diet. It is essentially one of the best quick weight loss foods available today. I also find that it is really delicious and tasty.
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is high in fibre and protein, this keeping you satiated for longer. The grain also has a low GI index which means that it keeps your blood sugar stabilized for a longer period of time.
6. Shirataki Noodles
Never heard of these? They are essentially zero calorie, clear noodles made from Asian konjac yam plant. These ones are definitely not for me. I tried them for a week and I just couldn’t enjoy my food. Perhaps I didn’t try the correct brand back home and I should try again. I am not sure. I felt as though it had no taste, however, if you can withstand the tasteless noodles they can be a great addition to your main meal as a starch substitute. Since they are zero-calorie they add volume to your meals and the noodles will take on the sauce taste of your other foods.
So there you have it some quick weight loss foods to add to your diet. Why are they quicker? Because they help to keep you satiated and in a calorie deficit easier than other foods. N.B whilst I try as much as possible to provide articles that are helpful I am not a nutritionist and everyone’s needs are different. I personally take the calorie deficit and intermittent fasting approach and it really works for me. I hope that you can find what works best for you for maximum results and overall happiness 🙂 🙂
How are your weight loss goals coming along? What exercises are you doing? I would love to hear about your exercise routines…
Till next time! 🙂