For those who aim to have a flat stomach, it is not all about as to how much time you spend at the gym. The one other thing that matters is the food you eat. Some of the foods that are recommended for weight loss program are bland and they taste very bad. After a few days of forcefully gulping them down, you will resort back to eating normal foods which will be detrimental for your overall health.
Today we have made a list of food combos and food items that not only taste really good but are also very healthy to consume.
Eggs with beans for a healthy breakfast
Breakfast is the key to a weight loss program. Do not keep yourself hungry by eating margarine on a piece of toast.
Start your day with some healthy food like eggs and beans. Eggs will provide the body necessary protein and also keep your feeling of hunger at bay for the rest of the day. As for beans, they are a great source for fiber that will keep your stomach functioning at optimum capability.
Leafy green salad with avocado for a fulfilling calcium-rich meal
Leafy green vegetables like the following are low in calories but at the same time enriched with nutrients.
- Romanian Lettuce
- Collard Greens
They are also filled with calcium that is beneficial for weight loss. However eating only green vegetables will leave a bad taste to your palate and to compensate that feeling, you can add some avocados on the salad. They will not only taste great but their good fats allow the body to not have the feeling of hunger.
Vegetable soup with chickpeas for lunch or dinner
According to research eating vegetable soup for a meal reduces the calories of a meal by 20 percent. This is because; the liquid of the soup fills the stomach and prevents the body from eating other high-calorie foods.
You can also add chickpeas to your vegetable soup to provide the body that required amount of protein and fiber. Another great ingredient you can add in your vegetable soup is Clam Chowder.
Cauliflower roasted in olive oil for a low-calorie delicious meal
According to nutritionists across the globe, Cauliflower is the elixir for weight loss. It only contains 25 calories in 100 grams and it is also well below GI (Glycemic Index).
Make your own cauliflower delicacy at home by roasting it with a drizzle of Olive Oil.
Apples and pistachios for a fiber-rich mid-day snack
Instead of munching on unhealthy chips as a mid-day snack, try binging on apples and pistachios.
Apples will provide the body with fiber while pistachios are amongst the low-calorie nuts.
Baked sweet potatoes and salmon for your omega-3 dosage
Salmon is the best combination for healthy Omega-3 fats and proteins. Omega-3 proteins help the body lose fat while protein prevents the hunger pangs.
However, if one serving of salmon is not enough to satisfy your hunger, then you can also add a baked sweet potato. The sweet potato will help you overcome the hunger and also provide the body with fiber.
Chicken with cayenne pepper sauce for something a bit spicier
Instead of eating sausages which are processed meats, try eating chicken breasts.
One chicken breast serving contains in it 150 calories along with good amount of protein to satiate your hunger. Spice u the chicken with some cayenne pepper to give a boost to your calorie burn.
Oolong tea for when you feel thirsty
In order to quench your thirst, try drinking Oolong tea instead of sodas and other beverages. This traditional Chinese tea accelerates the body’s metabolism rate and also improves fat mobilization which ultimately aids in weight loss.