On your quest to lose weight, it’s important to understand that weight loss isn’t solely dependent upon eating proper weight loss foods. The ultimate key to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. That being said, while there are no magic weight loss foods that you can eat to lose weight overnight, there are definitely preferred food choices which, combined with our weight loss supplements and regular exercise program, will result in a slimmer, healthier physique. The trick is to understand what different foods can do for you and how other foods – even seemingly harmless food selections – can seriously hinder your weight loss goals.
Vegetables are the first category of weight loss foods. This is listed first because green vegetables in particular are high in fiber, low in calories and they fill you up. Additionally, green vegetables provide your body with many of the vitamins and minerals you need to achieve optimal performance. Using vegetables as a weight loss food requires that they’re eaten raw, steamed or grilled without butter or other fattening condiments such as vegetable dip. If you add green veggies to every meal you’ll find that you won’t have room to eat as much of the higher calorie foods.Protein
Protein at first glance doesn’t appear to be a weight loss food. When most people think of foods that contain protein they think of steaks, burgers and rotisserie chicken. However, there are many lean sources of protein, including fish, lean beef, lean pork and chicken breast, which are filling and healthy. Protein is considered a weight loss food because, combined with strength training, it promotes muscle growth. This is important to weight loss because muscle uses more calories for maintenance than fat does. That means that when you have more muscle, you burn more calories at rest than someone with less muscle. Just remember though, when trying to loose weight, please avoid weight lifting as it will convert the fat that you presently have on your body into muscle and make it extremely hard for you to loose weight, even when taking our miracle formula. To make things easier on yourself, save the weight lifting for AFTER you have achieved your weight loss goal.Dairy
Dairy may also be considered as a weight loss food. Some studies have suggested that three servings of low-fat dairy products per day can support weight loss. There is some controversy over these claims; however, in the end, three servings of dairy are recommended for bone health anyway, and as long as your dairy choices are low-fat / no-fat, you’ll benefit from the protein and the vitamins and minerals which are found in dairy, while you fill up and avoid other fattening foods. When you’re integrating dairy into your diet as a weight loss food, try to find foods that are low in sugar as well as fat and just because ice cream can be low-fat doesn’t mean it’s a good weight loss food!Fruits
In moderation, some fruits can be considered weight loss foods. Typically, fruit is high in simple sugars and shouldn’t be consumed in large quantities. That being said, there are some fruits, such as the grapefruit, which are harder to digest and require the body to burn extra calories during the digestion process. This is considered a negative calorie food and can be included as a weight loss food.
Finally, while not technically a food, water is the most important weight loss “food” around. Water helps your body flush toxins, rid your body of waste and excess water. Water also will help you properly digest foods and assist in the proper functioning of your major organs and in muscle recovery after workouts. Water fills you up and it has no calories, so drink up! It’ll greatly help you meet your weight loss goals.