Melissa Lepage

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

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I have been asked a few times what are the best food to eat for weight loss or to stay slim. I’m sharing in this post some great tips I’ve used and also foods I eat every week.

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these foods can also help you get—and stay—slim?

Black Beans
A cup of black beans packs a whopping 15 grams of satisfying protein and doesn’t contain any of the saturated fat found in other protein sources, like red meat.


Oats
Oats are rich in fiber, so a serving can help you feel full throughout the day. Just a half cup packs 4.6 grams, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.


Avocado
There’s no reason to be afraid of eating fats—as long as they’re the right fats. Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), may trigger your body to actually quiet hunger. Stick to a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away. The creamy fruit is also packed with fiber and protein.


Salmon
Lean sources of protein help you feel full without adding fat. Up your intake with salmon; it’s a leaner choice than red meat. A 2001 study found that dieters eating a MUFA-rich diet lost an average of 9 pounds, while their low-fat diet counterparts gained, on average, 6.


Blueberries
Best known for their anti-aging effects, blueberries, while tiny, are a powerful figure-friendly eat: A 1-cup serving sets you back only 80 calories, and helps you feel full with 4 grams of fiber.


 Brocoli
Cooked or raw, this cruciferous veggie is well-known for its cancer-preventing powers, but with a punch of filling fiber in less than 30 calories a serving, it’s bound to prevent weight problems too.


Brown Rice
Brown rice is a heartier, fiber-packed alternative to less-than-super white rice. A half-cup serving contains 1.7 grams a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat. Plus, brown rice is a low-energy-density food, meaning it’s heavy and filling but low in calories. One study found that women who ate a higher-energy-density diet gained three times as much weight over six years than women eating a low-energy-density diet.


Pears
Just one pear packs 15% of your daily recommended amount of fiber. One study found that women who ate three pears a day consumed fewer calories and lost more weight than those who didn’t. Ditch the peeler though; the skin is where all that filling fiber is hiding!


Grapefruit
Even if you changed nothing else about your diet, eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose up to a pound a week! A compound in the tangy fruit can lower insulin, a fat-storage hormone, and that can lead to weight loss. It’s also a good source of protein, and because it’s at least 90% water, it can fill you up so you eat less.


The list is still very long of Superfood to eat!

Let me share with you my 5 Superfoods I eat weekly!

 

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1. Goji Berries
Considered both a fruit and a herb, goji berries are typically found in Asian and European countries, but sold in bulk or packages across North America. Although they are a bit pricey. Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants. and helps reducing cancer risk. Snack on them mid-afternoon to stay satisfied until dinner. The calorie cost? Only 35 per tablespoon. Eat more Mix 1/4 cup of the dried berries (from health food stores) with 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup walnuts for a nourishing trail mix.


2. Dark Chocolate
Here is for all the Chocolate lovers! A nibble of dark chocolate here and there can slow down digestion so you feel full longer and eat less at your next meal. Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs; studies show eating a diet high in these healthy fats can rev your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers.


3. Cashews
For a great snack on the run, take a small handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews or pecans. When you munch on nuts, you automatically eat less at later meals.


4. Mulberries
Mulberries contain healthy nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that may benefit your weight loss program. A nutrient-dense food, mulberries contain healthy fiber, carbohydrates and protein to fuel your body. In addition, mulberries contain resveratrol, a naturally occurring antioxidant that may have anti-aging and weight loss effects.


5. Dried Cranberries
Cranberries are high in antioxidants, which help to flush out your system. This in turn improves your metabolism and digestive system so that you can begin to lose weight quicker.


6. Sliced Almonds / Almonds
Not only are almonds packed full of skin-boosting vitamin E and protein, but their high fibre content stops you feeling hungry. They are relatively high in calories – almonds themselves do not contribute to belly fat. Swap out your usual mid-morning snack for a handful!

+ DAILY: Drinking green tea, eating 1 banana and drinking my Shakeology which is filed with Superfoods only!!!

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