Can you lose a lot of weight on juice diets?
10 superfoods for losing weight
The answer to that question is YES.
With the help of these foods:
That's right, grapefruit. Why is this a highly effective food for weight loss? Mostly because of a single chemical in the fruit and how it acts when you consume it. Whats the chemical? It's called naringin, which is a citrus bioflavinoid that has the added benefit of reducing damage to the cells from radiation exposure. Combined with caffeine, naringin helps to burn fat at a speedy rate. The other benefits of naringin are many, and here are a few; it acts as a free radical scavenger, acts as an antioxidant, reduces cholesterol, enhances lipid metabolism, protects against toxins in the environment. Studies show that the naringin taken in combination with caffeine prolongs the effectiveness of caffeine by over 30%. By eating half a grapefruit along with your cup of coffee/tea, you will speed up the fat burning process. So get past the bitter taste and learn to love grapefruit.
"Half of a fresh grapefruit eaten before meals was associated with significant weight loss. In metabolic syndrome patients the effect was also seen with grapefruit products." from a clinical study on the effects of eating grapefruit
Legumes are good sources of fiber, protein and carbohydrates that purportedly reduce the risks of certain cancers, although the studies are inconclusive at the moment. If you are genetically predisposed to diabetes, you might benefit by substituting foods high in saturated fats or refined carbohydrates with lentils, beans, peas, peanuts and soybeans. These are high in essential micro-nutrients and fiber, which is great for general health.
When you are trying to drop weight, and cutting out certain foods that you are finding hard to eliminate, adding legumes will provide you with the fiber and protein you need to help give you that full belly feeling, eliminating the urge to snack on nasty treats high in salt, fat or sugar.
Kimchee is a Korean food, that is basically fermented cabbage. Not unlike the German sauerkraut, it will keep the bacteria in your gut balanced and happy. Studies have shown that fermented foods are part of a healthy diet. Many of the indigenous communities world wide have a common element being that they consume regular helpings of fermented foods, such as kimchee, cheese, kefir, yogurt and sauerkraut. Eating fermented foods, keeps the digestive system functioning well, and along with good amounts of water and fiber should be consumed daily.
Including black, pinto, red, soybeans, beans are high in fiber and protein which make them a good daily addition to your meals. You need fiber for your digestion and nutrient absorption. If you are lacking in fiber, you risk all kinds of digestive problems. Keeping your digestion working like clock work is of the utmost importance for good health. If you are following a vegan lifestyle, beans are a fantastic source of nutrients that should be included in your daily diet considering that you are living without meats.
As a source of protein, lean cuts of chicken can hardly be beat. By adding a chicken breast to your meals, you are ingesting a good 20 to 35grams of protein. Your belly will thank you, which means that you will feel fed. This alone is worth it's weight in gold, because you wont have the urge to nibble on nasty things through out the day. Just avoid the skin, as that is where the fat is hiding.
Lean cuts of beef, preferably grass fed beef are a great source of protein and should be consumed regularly. For lean cuts, stick to the eye of round or inside round and be sure to trim any visible fats. By roasting or broiling, nutrient retention tends to be higher than other methods such as braising or roasting in liquid. Studies show that weight loss diets that are rich in lean protein can help improve blood glucose (sugar) levels. If you want to avoid diabetes, then eating lean beef is a wise decision. Eating protein-rich beef helps you feel full and satisfied which subsequently helps you stave off cravings and you will eat less. For 100g of cooked lean beef you are rewarded with over 36g of protein and 213calories. With a full belly and a boost in energy, what more could be better.
As a natural source of protein, vitamins and minerals, eggs are a great choice for a proper weight loss diet.
Each large egg contains about 8 to 10gr of protein, making a couple for breakfast a good start to the day. Combined with lentils, spinach and a mild salsa sauce to make a tasty meal, eggs are a wise choice for keeping trim. The egg naturally contains all the essential amino acids humans need along with loads of other vitamins and are especially high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for cholesterol management.
Adding 1 cup of lentils to your meals will provide you with about 18gr of protein, 15gr of fiber, considerable vitamins and minerals as well as 230calories that will be a great source of energy especially if you are cutting out carbohydrates to lose weight. Lentils come in a few different varieties, but the most popular are red, green and brown. The red ones tend to get mushy when cooked, so most people prefer the green or brown varieties. Most popular in Indian cuisine, they have been eaten in central Asia since ancient times spreading in popularity across the globe. As part of a meal with spinach, eggs, salsa and spices, lentils make a complete vegetarian meal. Lentils are very easy to cook and are easily digested. For those on the road to losing weight, lentils are a must for good health.
In particular Saigon Cinnamon, or Vietnamese Cinnamon has a glucose levelling effect on the body and as such is good for avoiding high peaks and low valleys in your blood sugar levels. As a replacement for cream and sugar in a persons' tea or coffee, cinnamon can help a person to maintain a steady energy level. Replacing the sugar alone in your hot drink is reason enough to switch to this wonder spice. Some reports even say that smelling cinnamon improves brain function. How great is that?
The chia seed is another wonderful little food that the world is just now coming to understand and value for its many properties including the fact that its' unique gelling action can keep you feeling full for hours. When a chia seed is exposed to water, it increases its mass by forming a coating of gel. Chia has the unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber. This combination of fibers, slows down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars. This action eliminates the peaks and valleys of blood sugar, which means that your energy level stays constant throughout the day.
Adding chia to your meals is a good choice if you want even energy levels, especially if you are making drastic changes in your food intake.
For those of us who are omitting foods that we normally eat such as pasta, potatoes, bread, cereals and fruits, adding chia to a dish of natural Greek yogurt will not only provide us with a steady source of energy, but it will fill us up and keep us feeling energized throughout the day.
These 10 foods made a part of a healthy weight loss diet, will not only keep you well fed and energized, but will do wonders to helping you drop the unwanted pounds and help you achieve that toned body you've always wanted.
Easy exercise to trim your gut
Eating the best food and not exercising is only going to get you so far. If you want to have that trim and toned body, it is not-so-common knowledge that you need to burn off more calories than you take in.
This graphic here illustrates some simple yet effective moves that will move you in the direction of a slimmer and trimmer you.
Read them thoroughly and maintain a schedule in practicing the moves at least 3 times every week.
Combined with a strict juicing regimen, this change in lifestyle could mean the difference between wanting a healthy body and actually achieving it.
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