While exercise is a key factor in burning calories, not everyone might have the time or the inclination to workout. So, for those who like eating and drinking periodically, here are a few healthy tips that will help you shed the extra pounds:
1. Green Tea: Known to have several antioxidants, green tea boosts the burning of fat.
2. Soup: Substitute a meal with any vegetable soup of your choice. Soups are not only high on nutrition, but are also extremely filling.
3. Apple: If you eat an apple a few minutes before a meal, it helps you keep a check on your weight. The fruit also has a lot of antioxidants that prevents the accumulation of fat in your body.
4. Buckwheat pasta: Pasta lovers don't have to give this up. Buckwheat pasta is high in fibre and contains protein.
5. Water: Drinking water periodically throughout the day helps flush out toxins from the body
For a great snack on the run, take a small handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans. Research shows that when people munch on nuts, they automatically eat less at later meals.
7. Pureed Vegetables
You can add more veggies to your diet, enjoy your "cheat" foods, and cut back on the calories you’re eating, all at the same time. When Penn State researchers added pureed cauliflower and zucchini to mac and cheese, people seemed to like the dish just as much. But they ate 200 to 350 fewer calories. Those healthy vegetables added low-cal bulk to the tasty dish.
Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, beans are a great source of protein. Beans are also high in fiber and slow to digest. That means you feel full longer, which may stop you from eating more.
Raspberries are a great source of fiber—some of it soluble in the form of pectin, which helps lower cholesterol. One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber. Raspberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C.
One cup of strawberries has a respectable 3 grams of fiber and more than a full day’s recommended dose of vitamin C—an antioxidant that helps keep skin healthy.
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