Weight loss isn’t an easy task but it doesn’t mean you should stop eating what you love or starve yourself. You just need to compromise a little, for example, if you normally eat Titus fish switch to tuna fish, if you normally use groundnut oil switch to coconut oil. However that’s not all, you still need to exercise and remind yourself it won’t happen in a day. It is a gradual process, a step at a time and you need the determination to pull through. But am not here to give you a motivational speech, just to tell you the types of foods that would help you reach your weight loss goal, with little trouble. So here are 10 food items that help to reduce fat intake and how they do it.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is the holy grail of health. It works for almost anything that has to do with the good of the human body. Taking ACV while eating a high-carb meal can increase feelings of fullness and make you eat less and consume few calories.
ACV also reduces blood sugar spikes after meals, which may lead to all sorts of beneficial effects on health in the long term.
2. Chicken Breast
Chicken Breast has the lowest amount of fat in a chicken. There times, when you crave things like chicken when that time comes for someone who wants to lose some weight, eating chicken breast, is the only way to go because it has little calories.
Beans tend to be high in protein and fibre, which are two nutrients that have been shown to make you full without eating much of it. They also tend to contain some resistant starch, which helps you shed consumed fat.
4. Boiled Potatoes
Boiled potatoes are perfect for both weight loss and health. If you boil the potatoes, then allow it to cool off for a while, it becomes a large amount of resistant starch, which helps you lose weight. Sweet potatoes, yam and other root vegetables are also excellent for weight loss.
Tuna is a low-calorie fish with high protein. Because tuna is a lean fish it has little fat in it. Tuna is a great way to keep protein high, with total calories and reduce fat.
Avocados mostly contain fat but it is what you may classify as healthy fat because it also contains a lot of water, which gives it low energy density, making you crave fewer calories, hence reducing your weight. They are also full of many important nutrients, like fibre and potassium.
8. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese, the Yoruba name is Wara, it is an extract of cow milk, boiled cow milk to be precise. It is mostly protein with very little carbohydrate and fat. Eating plenty of cottage cheese is a great way to boost your protein intake. It makes you feel full and you eat less with enough intake of cottage cheese.
9. Chili Pepper
Eating chilli pepper ‘may’ be useful on a weight loss diet. If you are not a regular chilli peppers fan because you would have built an immune defence against the effects of chilli pepper. The trick behind chilli pepper weight loss is that, when you eat enough chilli pepper during a meal, you tend to take more water, which makes you full instantly and this would reduce your intake of that particular meal but for someone who is used to peppery food, it has little effect.
10. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains a fair amount of fat but not all fats are equal, so it is better to use coconut oil for all you normally use groundnut oil for. If you really want to lose weight, try using coconut oil rather than groundnut oil because it contains little fat compared to groundnut oil.