Replace potato chips with kale chips. Beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin antioxidants, protein, and fiber are in the green veggie. Biomedical Reports revealed that kale helps lose weight. Kale reduced plasma glucose levels, which may aid weight loss. Vegan, cheesy kale chips!
Full-fat cottage cheese contains 25 g of protein and linoleic acid, a fat-burning fatty acid. The Journal of Nutrition reported that overweight and obese premenopausal women who ate more protein and dairy products like cottage cheese lost fat and gained muscle. Raspberries add 8 g of fiber per cup.
According to a March 2016 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition review, eating 3/4 cup of legumes like chickpeas will help you lose approximately 1 lb in six weeks without changing your diet. For a flavor boost, roast chickpeas with extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, and a generous sprinkle of cumin or smoky paprika. Yum!
A May 2014 Journal of Research in Medical Sciences study indicated that overweight and obese women who ate 1 1/2 ounces of nuts as part of a low-calorie diet for three months lost more weight than those who did not. Pair 1/4-cup almonds with 1/2-cup pomegranate seeds.
Dig into hummus for your daily beans. Your dipper? Raw vegetables like celery and carrots are high in carotenoids, a polyphenol that may increase insulin sensitivity and waist circumference.
The tiny seeds include protein, fiber, and more. Nutritionist Amy Shapiro, R.D. says they help lose weight. “They expand in your stomach and keep you full because they hold up to 10 times their weight in water.” Unsweetened almond milk, chopped walnuts, and dried blueberries make a sweet chia pudding.
A 2015 PLOS Med study found that apples' high fiber content makes them a good weight reduction snack. Pflugradt recommends 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter for protein and healthy lipids. Check peanut butter labels for sugar and oils.