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Given the sheer number of diet plans out there, choosing one that will work can be quite perplexing. And if the weight-loss is aimed at getting in top shape for your wedding day then diet plans may not be the best way to go, as in addition to shedding off the extra inches, a would be bride also needs to keep a safe distance from nutritional deficiencies. We have a list of super-foods, that will aid in weight loss and also keep you glowing with good health. These foods actually curb cravings and rev up the calorie burning process.
Fruits: Go Bananas, be it for a healthy breakfast or between meals snacking. They are packed with potassium, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, all that for 140 calories or less. Tomatoes, although traditionally used as a vegetable in India, is technically a fruit. A couple of tomatoes can meet our daily requirement of vitamin C. Apples are low on calories, high on fibre so they help keep the metabolism revved up. Oranges are packed with vitamins and fibre and will leave you feeling full for a substantial amount of time.
Vegetables: Spinach is a miracle food, it provides calcium, vitamins and ups the antioxidant levels too. It also contains large quantities of Iron, which is the number 1 nutritional deficiency in women. Cabbage, which is cheaply available provides great detox for the body and contains a lot of vitamins and fibre. Soy helps with weight loss and is excellent for the heart too. Lentils are rich in protein and keep the abdominal fat from accumulating. Chilli peppers are a great source of magnesium and improve blood flow. Salads are a fibre powerhouse that are very low in calories.
Lean Meat: Fish, especially salmon and sardine, are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which despite their name are great for health and overall immunity. Eggs offer protein, vitamins and choline, all for a very low calorie count. Chicken and turkey are both rich in protein, low on fat and carbohydrates and cholesterol. Extra lean cuts of red meat work well too, as they contain large quantities of iron and curb cravings.
Whole Grains: Cereals are the best breakfast option, as long as you’re not over-doing it with sugar. High in Calcium and fibre, they can be had with milk and fruits and it can keep you energised for the first half of the day. Making a shift from processed to whole grains shows almost instant results in weight loss. Switching to whole wheat breads and pasta at meal time too will leave you feeling full and hence lower your calorie intake.
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