If a genie would pop up right now in front of me, and ask me for three wishes, I'd probably say "1. Unlimited supply of free pizza, 2. Billions in my poor bank account, and 3. Not get fat even after gulping down every type of fast food prepared on this planet." And apparently, this is what most of us would wish for in our adulthood. Wouldn't it be good to have a happy stomach, rich status, and the superpower of staying in shape, forever!
Well, some wishes don't always come true and they require your efforts. If you're planning to lose some weight but don't wanna hit your wallet hard, we've got your back! We bring to you ten healthy yet tasty food items that can help you shed some calories without having to hit the gym.
You can thank us later, folks!
Worry not, we're here to rescue you with 10 brilliantly healthy foods to keep you miles away from the workout sessions!
Loaded with proteins and healthy fat, whole eggs have very low-calorie content. They keep you satiated and reduce hunger for the next 36 hours.
Boiled potatoes rank first in the field of satiating foods, turning out to be the most fulfilling one and help reduce hunger for other stuff. Other root vegetables like sweet potato, turnips, etc. have high potassium content just like potato and can be enjoyed with a little bit of flavouring.
Leafy green vegetables are an excellent food to accelerate fat burn without compromising on taste or nutrition. Spinach, swiss chards, kale, etc. add volume to the food, have high fibre content which helps in digestion, and have all sorts of essential vitamins and minerals.
Cruciferous vegetables are one of the best fiber sources and have more protein content than other veggies. They are extremely fulfilling and help fighting cancer. Some of the most common cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, etc.
Cottage cheese is a rich source of protein just like other dairy products. It is highly satiating and can be used in versatile ways for cooking without adding many calories.
When cooked well, beans and legumes turn out to be very rich sources of protein and fiber. Kidney beans, black beans, lentils, etc. are pretty satiating and keep the eater full.
Kiwis have surprisingly almost double Vitamin C content than that of oranges and lemons and are excellent fat burners. The high fiber content boosts digestion and also helps in insomnia, in turn accelerating calorie burning process. So instead of spending money and time in the gym, just gulp down a couple of kiwi fruits in a day and stay fitter than ever!
Lemons are known to be excellent calorie-burners, thanks to the high quantity of Vitamin C in them. Lemon juice, when taken with lukewarm water mixed with a spoonful of honey, increases metabolism and washes out toxins from the body. The light beverage took in the morning helps in burning calories and also boosts digestion.
Avocados have essential fats and have high water content, so they can be teamed up with veggies in salads for the nutrition. They are particularly rich in monosaturated oleic acid, the same found in olive oil. Avocados are also loaded with potassium and fiber and thus help in filling up without adding much cals.
Oats have very high fibrous content and are loaded with manganese, iron, Vitamin B, and several other essential nutrients. The most common intake of oats is porridge or oatmeal, and it takes less time to cook and is pretty satiating.