What To Eat When Trying To Lose Weight

What To Eat When Trying To Lose Weight

Family Chiropractic

When people try to shed pounds, the automatic action is to restrict certain foods in their diets. But this mindset only makes your body feel deprived which will only result in a relapse in your diet in the long run. Why not think about the foods that you can eat that can give your body what it really needs while helping it lose weight?

☑ Watermelon

If you have sweet tooth, instead of grabbing artificial sweets, opt for a juicy fruit like watermelon. It will serve the same purpose and provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties at the same time.

☑ Cucumber

We know cucumber has high water content which gives the feeling of fullness but won’t pack on pounds because it’s a low-calorie food. Plus it has vitamin K that helps with blood clotting.

☑ Apples

The saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” couldn’t be truer. This fruit is packed with fiber that helps slow down body’s breakdown of carbohydrates and absorption of sugar. As a result, it helps control blood sugar. Aside from that, it’s great for those who suffer constipation as it promotes movement of material through the digestive system.  

☑ Berries

It’s high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. Aside from that, it has a low glycemic index which is known for preventing blood sugar level from spiking and crashing.

☑ Vegetables

Most veggies have high water content while some have high fiber content. Both of these are good when trying to drop pounds since it helps you feel full longer and helps cleanse your digestive system.

☑ Tomatoes

This fruit also helps your satiety because of its high water content. It comes with vitamins A, C, and antioxidant lycopene that is not only good for the heart but also lessen risks of some cancers.

☑ Green Tea

Instead of coffee, why not reach for a cup of green tea? It’s not only calorie-free, but is also full of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health, decreases inflammation, and controls hunger pangs while hydrating your system.

☑ Celery

Do you know why models snack on celery? That’s because it’s a vegetable that reduces bad cholesterol, it contains “good” salts, which is organic, natural, and essential to health unlike table salt that retains water in your body, has diuretic and cleansing properties, and only contains 10% calories!

☑ Grapefruit

By including even just a half of grapefruit in your breakfast, you’ll be able to keep hunger pangs at bay which means you won’t feel the need to snack in the middle of the morning.

☑ Kale

No, the hype about Kale is not over-rated. It actually helps you lose weight! How? Well, it has low-calorie content, it suppresses your hunger, and it is a nutrient-dense food, which means your body gets the energy that it needs without negative effects like eating fried foods.

It’s important that to be healthy, you must focus on getting fit not just becoming thin. So instead of constantly trying to deprive your body of foods, try focusing on providing necessary nutrients for your body. Aside from that, it’s also possible that the reason why you’re not losing weight is that you think that you only have to do one thing to make it happen which is going on a diet. What you may not realize is that losing weight and keeping that weight off relies on maintaining as healthy lifestyle. This is why chiropractic care aims to treat the body on a holistic level, meaning its goal is to not only provide immediate relief from issues such as back pain but to help the body heal and manage itself from the inside out, so it’s less likely to face other health issues such as weight gain.

Chiropractors in Singapore now incorporate weight loss, nutrition, and exercise counseling into their treatments because losing weight won’t just reduce back pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms, it will slash your risk of a number of medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. So remember, it’s not just about the numbers you see on the scales so don’t just aim to be thin, you should instead work towards improving your overall health and you’ll see how everything just falls into place including your weight.

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