Want to spice up your diet while still staying on track? Today’s guest post is just for you!
One complaint that many dieters have is eating the same foods. Boredom can set in and you can get discouraged because you can’t eat those “diet” foods one more day. Here are a few healthy foods that you can eat and prepare them differently to help keep you from getting bored and get the most nutrition out of your food.
Fruit is great as a snack and also a great part of a meal. Blueberries are small in size but are low in calories and have a good bit of fiber. Pears are also a great source of fiber; many of its fiber is in the skin. Grapefruits are a good source of protein and can lower insulin, a fat storing hormone. Slightly green bananas can boost your metabolism and can help fill you up. Oranges have fewer calories and have a lot of fiber. Eating fiber helps you feel full longer which means you are less likely to eat as much.
Beans are a great source of protein and they don’t have the saturated fats that are in red meats. Black beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans are just a few that offer protein and fiber and can be used in many different ways. I use black or garbanzo beans in my salads. I also like black beans on burritos or quesadillas. Lentil beans are also a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
Low fat milk and yogurt are healthy proteins that also give you added calcium.
Oats are full of fiber and are another healthy carb that boosts your metabolism.
A glass of wine can help stop fat storage. Just a glass has been shown to boost your calorie burn for 90 minutes!
I can’t skip a healthy food that most of us really enjoy. Chocolate! Dark chocolate has been found to rev up your metabolism and help with burning fat and calories.
Try new recipes with some of these healthy foods. It can help you get away from the boring foods and have been proven to aide in weight loss!
Kathy has been posting with us every Wednesday and sharing her story and ideas for weight loss and a healthy life. Miss any of the previous posts?
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- A Healthy Lunch at Work
- Hitting a Plateau
- Vegetable Soup
- Making Pizza
- Eating Veggies and Orange Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Weight Loss New Years Resolution
- Eating Healthy as a Family at Christmas
- Smart Snacking
- Stress and Eating Around the Holidays
- Staying Hydrated
- Healthy Thanksgiving
- Healthy during the Holidays
- Having a Workout Buddy
- Eating Healthy While on Vacation
- Recognizing When You Are Full
- Ideas for a Healthy and Hearty Breakfast
- Exercise for Health and Weight loss
- Kathy’s Tips for Dining Out
- Healthy Salads
- Kathy’s Weight Loss Philosophy
- Kathy’s Story