I will be embarking on my work out routine with Amore from next week onwards and for a start, I thought I could do some research and write down as a reminder to myself to only be eating certain types of food to help me stay lean and healthy.. (It is gonna be a long journey man, as I’ve obviously neglected working out over the last 2-3 months but JACINTHA WEE PLEASE PRESS ON!)
There are really alot of foods that one can consider, however I will be only focusing on these 8 best weight lost foods that I deem easy to include in my daily meals. (LOL and of course taste edible for humans to digest)
1. Roast Beef
One thing to remember if you are a beef lover and trying to lose weight, you have to choose your meat carefully. If you get a craving for red meat, go to your deli counter and get thinly sliced roast beef. You can satisfy that craving for red meat with a 2-ounce serving that only contains about 80 calories. You can even use the roast beef in a cucumber sandwich to eliminate calories from bread.
A single serving of medium shrimp provides a whopping 17 grams of protein and only 77 calories. Thaw the shrimp under cold water and toss them onto a salad, or skewer them between a few veggies and pop them on the grill for a hearty, diet-friendly meal.
Eggs are perfectly portion controlled, they are versatile, you can eat them at every meal, and they are packed with nutrition. A single hard-boiled egg contains only 72 calories and over 6 grams of protein. There is some fat in eggs, but it’s easy to remove the yolk and eat the white if your fat consumption is too high on a given day. Sliced eggs are great in salads and whole eggs or egg whites are a great breakfast choice.
4. Chick Peas
Chick peas are a must have item in every dieter’s pantry. A half cup of the hearty bean provides about 130 calories, almost 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of filling protein. If you love the nutty taste of chick peas, you can eat them alone and you can also add them to soups and salads or make chick pea poppers as a snack.
5. Iceberg Lettuce
Iceberg lettuce is so not cool. But it really is one of the best weight loss foods.
Iceberg lettuce has only 7 calories per cup. So you can bulk up your food and feel like you’re eating more without adding calories. Iceberg lettuce also adds crunch and color to your meals and this cheap, easy-to-find veggie is packed with water – so it’s hydrating too!
What happened when you’re craving a sandwich? Use cucumbers to replace bread! This trick can save 200-300 calories when you’re making a sandwich. If you don’t like the cucumber peel (some say it tastes bitter), you can peel your cucumber before you build the sandwich. Then cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon so each half of the cucumber has a canoe shape. After that, fill the middle with a lean meat like turkey, add tomato and peppers and you’ve got a yummy lean sandwich without the high-calorie bread!
If you need a tasty food that is cheap, easy to find and super versatile, then look no further than cauliflower. A serving of this crunchy vegetable provides only 25 calories 2.5 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. Because cauliflower has increased in popularity, you’ll find plenty of online recipes for new and interesting ways to use the vegetable. It’s still an easy veggie to eat raw, but you can also mash cauliflower the same way you would mash potatoes. Some people even make pizza crust with cauliflower.
8. Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Take note that some oatmeal brands are better than others. If you buy single serving packets that come in flavors like maple syrup or apple cinnamon, you might want to think twice. Those packets are often loaded with sugar. Instead, find old fashioned rolled oats and look for the cardboard canister, these oats are healthy, easy to store, cheap and each hearty serving provides 150 calories.