Not all calories count, at least not in the weight gain. We all know about the average calorie intake for the day but different types of foods are responsible for various functions of the body. While there are foods with high amount of calories and bad fats, there are various different categories of food that help you in weight loss and contain relatively less calories and are packed with the nutrients required by the body.
This categories includes all your greens like spinach, kale, collard and other leafy vegetables. These foods are packed with fiber to help with digestion and are particularly good for weight loss as they have lesser calories and carbohydrates. Including a lot of leafy vegetables in your diet can make you feel fuller in lesser calories and also provide you with the other nutrients as they are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The mineral, calcium is known to help in fat burning process in the body which is also found in this food category.
This food category includes cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Just like the leafy greens, they are rich in fiber and highly filling. Apart from that they also contain proteins not as high as meat products, still higher than other vegetables. They are perfect to include in your weight loss diet due to their low energy density and constituents like proteins and fiber.
Potatoes have always been misunderstood as foods that make you fat. What we don’t realise is that it is not the potatoes but the way they’re cooked. Fried potatoes are very high in calories and are bad for health whereas boiled potatoes can actually help in weight loss. Leaving them to cool off for a while after boiling, they form resistant starch that helps up speed up eight loss in the body and it also makes the body feel fuller. Potatoes contain various nutrients and are specifically rich in potassium unlike most foods and help regulate the blood pressure.
We all know that eggs are rich in proteins and we see all the bodybuilders bulking up on them. Although consuming a large amount of them may be a bad idea because they are rich in cholesterol as well but having eggs for breakfast is always a good idea as they make you feel fuller and they also include various nutrients required by the body to go through the day. So, they make a good breakfast for a calorie restricted diet without feeling like you’re starving yourself.
Tuna is a specific kind of lean fish which makes it low in fats. It is high in protein and perfect to include in your low-caloric high-protein diet. It is a popular food among celebrities who are watching their weight and it is also recommended to go for tuna canned in water rather than oil if you’re going for a weight loss diet.
It’s all about the choices we make. The right kind of foods, cooked in the right way and consumed in right amount will never lead to any unnecessary weight gain in the body. Watching what you eat can always help speed up the weight loss process.