The internet is not only a means of entertainment but a source of learning. The bulk of my Frontier Internet Plans subscription goes into making my life better. I research health/fitness tips, food recipes, travel destinations and just about anything else that can positively impact my life. But to accumulate knowledge and not share it with others is a sin in itself. Many of my friends are struggling with their diet plans and weight loss regimens. In this blog, I will try to make them and other people with similar problems lives easier. Here are 5 delicious foods that are shockingly low in calories.
Foods that Fill
You’ll have to cut down on food if you want to lose weight. That’s a fact. It is okay to feel hunger pangs and cravings during the course of your diet plan. But midnight snacks and trips to the kitchen will seriously hamper your progress. When you turn to calorie dense food, you’re packing on pounds with little to no nutritional value. Even more than that, the food doesn’t even fill you up for long. Before too long, you feel hungry again and the cycle repeats itself. It is better to turn to low-calorie foods that both taste good and keep you feeling full for longer. Some of these foods are:
- Greek Yogurt
These foods are a treat for the taste buds without fattening you up. When your objective is to lose weight, it is essential that you keep your portions under control. These foods help make small portions seem more filling and deceive your brain into thinking the stomach is full.
Greek yogurt is the perfect low-calorie food for any diet plan. It has all the health benefits of yogurt without the fattening calories. In fact, Greek yogurt contains more protein and calcium per serving than any other dairy product. Yogurt itself has been researched a lot and is believed to be one of the best calcium-rich weight loss foods. Greek yogurt is particularly low in calories and carbs but rich in proteins and healthy microbes. It fills you up very well and tastes great when you’re on a strict diet plan.
Leafy green veggies are an excellent addition to your weight-loss diet plan. Leafy greens are chock full of nutrients and fibers while being low on calories. This makes them an excellent remedy for those daily hunger pangs when you’re eating smaller meals to lose weight. Veggies like tomatoes and cucumbers are mostly water, which means you can eat a lot and not take in calories. The best thing about vegetables is the endless ways you can fit them into your diet. You can make sabzi with your favorite veggies, stir-fry them or simply make a salad.
Fruits are a generally well-regarded addition to your diet plan. Most fruits contain natural sugars and are rich in micronutrients like Vitamin B-9, potassium and Vitamin C. Being low in calories, they make an excellent snacking option when the craving for food hits you. Peaches, strawberries, grapefruits, watermelon, apricot, and papaya are particularly low-calorie fruits with less than 60 calories per serving on average.
When I say popcorn, I do not mean the caramel or buttered variety, but plain salted popcorn. Popcorn is the perfect late night snack that does not damage your diet regimen. Popcorn has a high carb content, but even a small serving gives a lot of volume. A medium sized bowl contains roughly twenty grams of popcorn, but only 75 calories. This makes it ideal for snacking when hunger pangs are making sleep or concentration difficult without loading up on calories.
Soups make for an excellent low-calorie meal replacement. This is usually the reason most diets recommend one soup meal a day. Soups tend to be very filling without the high-calorie count that comes with routine food. You can mix them with vegetables to create a tasty, nutritious meal. Hot and sour soup, tomato soup, mushroom and spinach soup, lemon and coriander soup and vegetable soup are excellent soups. They taste good, fill you up and yet don’t give add more than 100 calories on average per bowl.
Losing weight and following strict diets is not a one-off thing. It’s a lifestyle. To make sure you are living a healthy life, you need to have a healthy mindset and environment. So if you have Frontier TV packages or whatever provider you prefer, replace the reality TV with fitness channels. Most providers offer very well-rounded health and fitness channels that cover workouts, diet and calorie intake in detail. When you change your lifestyle to living healthy, the changes to your body will be that much more rewarding. Try out these foods and share them with others struggling with diets.