How can you lose weight and still eat good food?

There are so many different kinds of foods that actually taste great, and benefit your weight loss goals. These foods is they create a thermogenic response. That means, that your body uses energy to process them. Not only that, but they have vastly different effects on your hunger and hormones.

Here are some great food choices for you, that are tasty and will help you along the pathway to weight loss

Top 7 tasty and weight loss friendly foods to eat daily

  1. Salmon. Fatty fish is so good for you, as well as being satisfying and keeps you full for a lot longer. It contains protein and other nutrients your body requires. One important nutrient salmon contains is iodine. It is very important for thyroid function, and enhancing your metabolism. Omega 3 also decreases inflammation in the body. Dress it up with herbs, coconut oil, garlic, lemons and even some soy sauce. There are so many ways to make salmon tasty and healthy.
  2. Eggs! I put an ! mark because this is my absolute favourite food! These are the best little bundles to eat regularly to aid in weight loss. They are high in protein, fat and a multitude of vitamins. One study has proven that eggs for brekky increases weight loss on a calorie restricted diet. Just one egg will keep you full for hours on end. They are portable, and can be added to salads, in cauliflower rice or eaten on their own with olive oil, salt and some pepper.
  3. Cruciferous vegetables. These include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts. These are so high in fiber, and therefore, become very filling. They also contain protein. Add salt and spices to them, increasing their flavour. I actually recommend adding curry powder to cauliflower, baking it in the oven with coconut oil, coconut cream and some olive oil. You can add garlic and pepper for extra zing. Combine these veggies with a source of protein, and you have a complete meal that’s delicious and filling.
  4. Green veggies. These include kale, spinach, and swiss chard. There are a lot more available, depending on what’s in season. These veggies are so low in calories, yet they are so filling due to their fiber content. You can add volume to your meal without the added calories. Greens have many vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, even calcium.
  5. Avocados. Avocados are actually a fruit! They are filled with healthy fats, fiber and water, making them less energy-dense. Dress them in a salad, or with your vegetable mix. They go really well with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Pair them well with salmon, even eggs!
  6. Nuts. Yes, nuts may be very high in fat, but not in the fattening sense at all! They are a great snack, filling in that hunger period before your meals. They also improve metabolic health and can promote weight loss.
    It’s been shown that people who eat nuts tend to be healthier and leaner than those who do not. In saying that, they are really easy to overeat, so do go easy on them. Chew slowly and be mindful of your portion sizes. They can cause intestinal disturbances if eaten in excess!
  7. Coconut oil. This oil is high in MCT’s. These fatty acids have been shown to boost satiety a lot more than other fats. It’s also increases the amount of calories you burn. Coconut oil has been shown to reduce belly fat in both men and women when used in a healthy diet. Use coconut oil to cook with instead of you standard cheaper vegetable oils. Those become rancid when applied to heat. The great thing about coconut oil is that it does not change in structure when heated at high temperatures.
  8. Bonus – Extra virgin olive oil. This oil is filled with antioxidants, containing both vitamin K and E, with plenty of fatty acids. It is a powerful additive to your diet. Use it on your veggies and also with salads.

As you can now see, there are so many wonderful, and tasty foods you can add into your diet for both weight loss and health. Be creative with your meals, and do some research on how you can add each of these with a great dish. Experimentation is key, so perhaps spend one weekend in the kitchen, prepping your meals for the week. You will be glad you did.

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