One of the most challenging aspects of weight loss is cutting back on calories.Many low-calorie foods can leave you feeling hungry and unfulfilled between meals, making it much more tempting to overeat and indulge.Fortunately, plenty of healthy foods exist that are both filling and low in calories.
Here are the some most weight-loss-friendly foods
So, of course, I start with salad, which is the most obvious low-calorie item. By salad, I don't just mean salad leaves (boring as they are), but also celery, arugula and bok choy. Bok choy is one of my favourite leafy greens - high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, it doesn't have the earthy acridity of spinach, and even just a steamed, wilted plate of bok choy is delicious on its own. I'm also adding tomatoes and cucumber to this list. Cucumbers especially, have a pretty high water content, and therefore, a pretty low calorie count.
You knew this was coming, didn't you? Apples are one of the few fruits that contain pectin, a substance that keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Apples take while to eat, and end up tricking your brain into believing that your stomach is full. If you don't like apples on their own, you can easily toss them into a salad or into your morning bowl of muesli, yoghurt or oatmeal. You can even put them into a turkey, or chicken sandwich for a touch of sweetness to balance the protein.
Fatty fish like salmon is incredibly healthy and very satisfying, keeping you full for many hours with relatively few calories.Salmon is also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation, which is known to play a major role in obesity and metabolic disease.
Salmon is high in both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a good choice for a healthy weight loss diet.
Oatmeal (like that new wonder-food that can do no wrong, chia seeds) absorbs a lot of water, and is loaded with fibre, both of which make it an excellent food to stave off those hunger pangs, while using very few calories to do so. The perfect way to start the day.
Specifically, the egg whites. 100 grams contain just 52 calories and those calories are packed with protein. My suggestion though, would be to hold on to the yellow of the egg, as well - it contains half of the egg's protein! Eat it boiled, half-boiled, even scrambled (but without butter) and that's just 80 calories! The minute you add oil or butter, the calorie count goes up dramatically.
As mentioned above, meals and diets with a low energy density tend to make people eat fewer calories.Most foods with a low energy density are those that contain lots of water, such as vegetables and fruits.But you can also just add water to your food, making a soup.Soups can be an effective part of a weight loss diet. Their high water content makes them very filling. However, try to avoid creamy or oily soups.