Losing weight is tough. Exercises, diets, good sleep and what not. Well, while we can’t deny that weight loss is indeed a combination of all these factors, we can at least make your weight loss goal a little easier to achieve. At least on the diet front.
Do you know that your kitchen is a treasure trove of weight loss foods? A few of these foods can be eaten raw, others need to be cooked. Here is the list.
- Moong Dal: Packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, B, C and E, calcium, minerals and iron, you can eat a bowl of moong dal in lunch or dinner. It is full of fibre, hence even a small serving will fill your stomach soon and make you eat less further.
- Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in antioxidants. They taste great and also low in cholesterol. But, don’t eat more than 2-3 walnuts a day as they are high in calorie. Munch them as mid-morning or in-between meal snacks.
- Spinach: This vegetable is rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, water content and many more nutrients. Toss spinach in your salad or cook it in a low oil gravy to keep your hunger satiated for a longer time.
- Beet-root: Having a glass of beet-root juice will act as an instant energy booster and stamina, especially after a heavy workout. Beetroot is low in calories, just 50 calories a cup! Being rich in fibre, it also keeps your stomach full for long hours.
- Almonds: Almonds are full of vitamin A, folic acid, fibers and While they aren’t a low calorie food, they make a great on-the go snack. So, when you are travelling and looking for a healthy snack, just pop-in 3-4 almonds into your mouth but not more than that!
- Apple: Having an apple before having a meal makes one eat less amount of food which in turn makes you eat less calories. It is considered to be one of the best weight loss foods.
- Cauliflower: This veggie has nil fat content and high fibre. It also has folate and Vitamin C which help in burning body fat faster. But, don’t overcook the cauliflower or else it will lose its nutrients.
- Turmeric: It is one of the best weight loss spices that Indian kitchens have. It not only adds colour to your food, but also to your look! It contains curcumin, which is a phenol and helps in keeping fatty tissues at a distance and aid in slimming. Use a pinch of turmeric in your dishes, salads or a glass of milk.
- Millets: Include millets like ragi, bajra and jowar in your diet. They increase secretion of bile to further burn extra calories.
- Garlic: Garlic has zero calories and curbs your appetite. Further, it also helps in burning fat deposits. Eat them raw or cooked, as you like.
So, what are you ‘weight’ing for? Head to your kitchen now.