A common dilemma amongst most weight loss enthusiasts is identifying things to eat to lose weight. Due to this challenge many give up due to frustration and boredom. However there are foods that if ate regularly will help you lose weight successfully. I call them the 3 Body-Shaping Food Groups. Here they are:
Body-Shaping Food Group 1: Grapes and Berries
Grapes are fat-free and eating a whole bunch results in less than a hundred calories consumed. For anyone looking to lose weight grapes should never be too far from them. They can be eaten at anytime of the day. They are the perfect snack to reduce hunger pangs and will also help in your weight loss endeavors. Want a great, tasty tip? Make your grapes tastier by freezing them and eating them cold.
Berries are another source of low-calorie food and are filled with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants and are good weight loss foods as they nourish the body and do not add fat deposits to it. They are excellent for breakfast or as desserts alternatives.
Body-Shaping Food Group 2: Lean Proteins
Lean proteins include foods such as eggs, fish, chicken and lean portions of red meat. When ate in limited quantities through the day they aid in weight loss and improve one's overall health. They can be consumed at any time of the day to keep the body revitalized by releasing small amounts of energy.
Fish contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. These fats have been shown to reduce the incidence of heart diseases and improve metabolism. Higher metabolic rates help increase calorie burn through the day and so it helps burn that unwanted fat!
Body-Shaping Food Group 3: Whole Grains with a Twist
These are some of the best foods to eat to lose weight. And you want to know the best way to eat them? Raw and unprocessed. Yes, it makes a difference when they are raw! Not only do they provide dietary fiber and contain adequate levels of complex carbohydrates which act to increase your energy levels and fill you up quicker and keep you full longer, there's more. In their raw state they contain natural enzymes that help digestion so your body can focus on using your calories more efficiently!
Examples of foods in this category include whole-grain pasta, brown rice, quinoa, spelt and many others. Although there's great benefit to eating them raw when you can, whole grains can be ateen in a number of other ways: fried, baked, roasted, and sprouted!
Finally, a good way to determine things to eat to lose weight is by thinking of food as an energy source. Doing so will help you eat the right foods at the right quantities so preventing poor clinical practices that come from just eating because it tastes good!