An Easy-To-Follow List Of Food Items That Will Help You Lose Weight
In this post, I am going to give you some quick out-of-the-box ideas for
foods that have helped people to lose weight
Replace the Greek Yoghurt
Greek Yoghurt contains a lot of calories. Greek yoghurt is known to be rich and creamy, which makes it heavier (and unfortunately also tastier). But if you replace it with mayonnaise and sour cream, you can save yourself from consuming more than a few hundred calories per cup extra.
Cottage Cheese/ Paneer
Cottage Cheese contains only 160 calories per cup, especially the low-fat ones, and it will give you calcium and other healthy substances
Rose Petal Water
This refreshing drink can be soothing. Rose petals act as a gentle diuretic.
Diuretics stimulate your kidneys to put sodium into your urine. The excess salt pulls water from your bloodstream and reduces the amount of water in your circulatory system.
Since drinking this encourages you to drink more water, it also flushes your system and keeps your body clean and hydrated.
Side note: Always make sure the rose petals haven’t been sprayed on by chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, or insecticides. That would take away the effect of course.
To make this, put the rose petals in a pan on the stove, and add just enough distilled water to cover them. It’s okay if some of them float on the water.
Let it simmer until the rose petals lose most of their color.
Strain the water into a glass jar and put it in the fridge for 5 or 6 days. Then drink a half cup each morning on an empty stomach.
Gymnema is derived from a wild plant in Africa and India. If you can get your hands on it, it will help decrease the ability to taste sweetness.
The gymnema molecules are almost the same as glucose and are good for the taste bud receptors on your tongue.
It will be as if you are eating sugar, but you aren’t.
Studies in the journal Physiology & Behavior showed that people who took a portion of gymnema had less perception of sweetness and ate less calories when they were offered unhealthy snacks.
Don’t overuse it, but take no more than 300 milligrams about twice per day.
This is a remedy utilized to relieve joint pain and lower cholesterol. According to John Douillard, Ph.D., it aids the body in metabolizing fat and improving thyroid function by increasing thyroid hormone levels.
It has helped people who exercise burn more fat with the same exercises than people who didn’t take the dosage of guggul.
Take it in combination with training and working out, 500 milligrams, three times per day… then you’ll find out you will lose more weight than by just exercising without it.
I know what you’re thinking… mushrooms will make you loopy and create hallucinations, right? Well, not these ones.
Reishi mushrooms are used in traditional Chinese medicine to build strength and immunity. They also function as weight loss supplements.
They make you feel strong and energetic, thus empowering you more as you work out. They are also used to treat hypertension, one of the symptoms that can occur in people who are overweight.
If you take 10 to 20 drops of reishi liquid extract or 600 milligrams in a capsule form, it can give you those “magical wings” you are looking for.
Another mysterious Asian medicine. There are entire books written on ginseng.
It’s one of 11 perennial plants with roots belonging to the genus Panax. The best ones to use are the American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and the Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng).
Ginseng fights fatigue and creates more energy, as well as a higher concentration level. Ginseng helps you to stay focused and gives you a boost when you exercise.
There is also some evidence that it helps regulate your blood sugar levels, which influences your appetite.
You can add it to boiling water, along with some honey and/or lemon to make it tastier.
Dandelion and Peppermint Tea/ Pudina and Sinhaparnee Tea
This special tea can keep your liver healthy, which detoxifies your body and plays a major role in metabolic processes.
Peppermint and dandelion are both good for the liver; dandelion has hepatic protection constituents, which means it prevents the damage of the liver.
They help with digestion and absorb nutrients. You’ll need dried peppermint leaves, dried dandelion leaves, some water, and if you want, you can add a little lemon.
Sage has a calming effect on the body and the mind. If you make a sage tea, it’s a way to fight off the stress. Always make sure the sage is fresh. It would be wise to drink a cup of sage tea twice per day.
Black Pepper and Lemon Juice
The combination of pepper and lemon is widely known as “lemon pepper.”
Somewhere, sometimes ago, someone discovered it created an interesting taste to combine the two. Well, it also helps against weight loss, if you want to make it a drink. It’s a combination of spicy and sour.
Black pepper contains a chemical compound called “piperine,” which gives it the spicy flavor.
It can reduce the generation of fat cells, decrease fat levels in your blood stream, and increase the absorption of nutrients.
Lemon juice helps with the digestion of food and with breaking them down.
A good combination would be 3 to 4 turns of the pepper grinder, juice of a half lemon, and fresh water.
Flax Seed/ Alsi
Flax Seeds have a lot of benefits
Flax seed helps with digestive diseases and weight loss. Flax seeds contain a lot of fiber and mucilage, which lowers your cholesterol level. They also lower blood sugar levels.
As it contains so much fiber, flax seeds regulate bowel movements and promote healthy gut bacteria.
This will help you to maintain a healthy weight. The best way is to eat it ground, not whole.
This way it will have more nutritional benefits. Just eat a tablespoon of ground flaxseed every day, and it will help keep the fat away.
Milk Thistle/Dugdh Rom
Milk thistle is high in active flavonoid compounds, which are known as “simirilyn.” This protects the liver.
And I don’t think I need to emphasize anymore how important the liver is in managing your weight.
You can take milk thistle in several ways, but some of the best ways are to simply take a capsule, tincture, or steeped in water, like in tea. Follow the directions on the package, so that you won’t take too much.
There have been numerous studies in which the researchers came to the conclusion that
fish oil is healthy
, because its omega-3 fatty acids change the way the body utilizes the fat that comes in.
It helps burn fat as fuel instead of storing it in an inconvenient place. In this way, it literally reduces body fat.
It helps stop fat cravings. The best dosage recommended is 1000 to 2000 milligrams per day. Too much of it may disrupt sleep, so keep it at that.
As your blood sugar levels drop, you tend to crave food because your brain isn’t getting the satisfaction of the needed fuel.
L-glutamine, which is an amino acid, fuels the brain immediately, which decreases your cravings for starchy foods and candy.
L-glutamine, according to some scientists, also helps with the conversion and storage of calories.
Two 500 milligrams capsules three times per day for a few months can have a lasting effect. Let the capsules dissolve underneath the tongue.
So, this was my easy list of food items that will definitely help you in your journey of losing weight. Not only do they help in burning fat and resisting cravings, the aforementioned foods are highly beneficial for your overall health.
Hope I could help you out with your diet through this article. Good Luck!