As illustrated in the accompanying infographic, what you eat significantly effects your ability to lose fat. Therefore, it’s important to form healthy eating habits. And, some of these habits are listed below.
- First of all eat protein rich foods like oats, eggs, lentils and beans for breakfast.
- Another is to only eat foods, grains, and vegetables that are rich in fiber. For example, choose cereals with bran or fiber in the name. Also, switch to whole-grain breads and pastas. Furthermore, use brown rice, barley and bulgur instead of plain white rice.
- Next, eat foods like cheese, nuts, and avocadoes that are rich in healthy fats.
- Also eat foods like sweet potatoes and whole grains that are rich in healthy carbs.
- In addition, eat vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers that are rich in water as well as both soluble and insoluble fiber.
- Furthermore, avoid added sugar because it ends up being stored in fat cells. Instead use maple syrup. And, most of all don’t replace sugar with artificial sweeteners.
- Also drink skim or low fat milk. And if you like tea, drink green tea or herbal teas like jasmine and chamomile that are rich in antioxidants that help reduce fat.
- In addition, spices like black pepper, turmeric, cinnamon have been shown to fight cravings and help lose fat.
- Most of all, stay away from fried foods. Instead eat food that is steamed, boiled or grilled.
- And drink water because a full stomach lessens your desire to eat. Also, the fiber that you ate works best when it absorbs water. So drink plenty of water.
- Finally, instead of limiting yourself to 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), have 6 short meals throughout the day. Most noteworthy, the long gaps between the 3 meals causes your blood sugar to drop which in turn slows down your metabolism. So having 6 meals spread throughout the day keeps your metabolism high.
Most of all, forming these habits makes it easier to stay healthy and helps you lose fat.