Eating the right things is not just about avoiding high fat foods. Many foods will actually increase fat loss due to effects on things such as metabolism or appetite or even body’s fat burning abilities. So the following are my best weight loss tips for the best foods to eat to accelerate fat loss.
Because nuts are quite high in fat, dieters tend to avoid nuts. However, research suggests that it isn’t that straightforward. According to a review study published in the Journal of Nutrition (138:1741S-1745S, 2008), nuts are associated with a lower body fat. Also, when subjects add nuts to their diet, it did NOT cause weight gain The researchers believe that nuts help fill you up (thanks to the fiber) and it’s possible that not all of the calories from nuts are absorbed into your body. Some research also found that it was easier for people to stick to a diet when nuts were in their meal plan. More research has also shown that subjects lost more fat mass when they substituted almonds for complex carbohydrates in their diet.
Eggs for Breakfast
Recent research showed that women who ate two eggs instead of a bagel of the same number of calories, for breakfast, lost 65 percent more weight at the end of 8 weeks than the women who ate a bagel for breakfast. Previous research showed that those who ate eggs for breakfast felt fuller for longer than those who had a bagel and cheese meaning that they ate less during the rest of the day. Researcher Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar, an obesity expert, said:”The resulting decrease in energy consumption lasted for at least 24 hours after the egg breakfast.”
In one study, it was shown that volunteers who had mushrooms rather than meat, in four otherwise identical meals a week shed almost 13lbs (6kg) over five weeks, with one losing 1.5 stone (9.5kg). In another recent trial, reported in ‘The Telegraph’, Margaret Hill, a 25-year-old mother-of-two from Dagenham in Essex, went from 13st 6lbs to 11st 1lb. “I was amazed by my weight loss – it’s the most I have ever managed to lose. I never thought I’d get my body back after I had my kids so I am over the moon. I look and feel fantastic,” . Mushrooms contribute filling protein and are a low energy- dense meat substitute, meaning that they fill you up without contributing lots of calories.
Yes Yes Yes Yoghurt!
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, United States of America, found that obese adults, who ate three servings of fat-free yoghurt a day as part of a reduced calorie diet, lost 22 per cent more weight and 61 per cent more body fat than those who simply cut calories. Yoghurt eaters also lost 81 per cent more fat in the stomach area than non-yoghurt eaters. They were also about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass. Yoghurt is a perfect accompaniment to many meat based dishes, such as casseroles, chillis and curries and helps to lower the fat density of the meal, thus filling you up for fewer calories
Drink Your Milk
In a recent study, australian scientists found overweight people who downed about 2 1/2 cups of skim milk in the morning consumed 8.5 percent fewer calories at an all-you-can-eat lunch spread than people who drank the same amount of fruit juice. This is due to the protein content of milk.
Eat More Beans
Scientists found that people who consumed beans were 23 percent less likely to have large waists than those who said they never ate them. Legumes are rich in belly-filling fiber, filling you up for very few calories.
Eat More Apples
Penn State researchers discovered that people who ate a large apple 15 minutes before lunch took in 187 fewer calories during lunch than those who didn’t snack beforehand. (The apples had around 128 calories.) So thats a saving of 59 calories per meal. Add that up over three meals a day and 5 days a week and thats a saving of 180 calories a day. What’s more, they reported feeling fuller afterward, too. The fruit is loaded with belly-filling fiber, but there’s another reason apples help you feel full: They require lots of chewing, which can make you think you’re eating more than you really are, says study author Julie Obbagy, Ph.D. I personally find that finishing a meal with an apple stops me from going back for more (and more) and is the perfect substitute for high calorie snacks, such as chocolate, crisps and biscuits. They give you a sweetness fix, fill you up and bust cravings for comparatively very few calories.
These are my best weight loss tips for the best foods to include in your diet to really accelerate your weight loss and maybe for the first time make it possible to actually reach those weight loss goals.