29 Foods To Help You With Your Weight Goals

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Ready, Here Are 29 Foods To Help You With Your Weight Goals

With some foods, you have hidden trouble, but here are 29 foods to help you with your weight goals.  Add 1-2 every week until they become part of your shopping list.  Eliminate those you don’t like.

Okay, here is the first of the 29 foods to help you with your weight goals…

1. Eat Oatmeal

Oats are your friends! Eating a cup of oatmeal in the morning will prevent you from gorging in the afternoon.

2. Enjoy Healthy Fats

Foods with healthy fats such as olives, salmon and walnuts help you feel satisfied.

3. Snack on Nuts

Got nuts with nuts. Eating a handful of nuts will help you stay full. Try soaking them in water for a different texture.

4.  Stay Hydrated 

Don’t confuse thirst with hunger. Drink a glass of water when you feel hungry to see if that’s what you’re really craving.

5.  Canned Salmon

Looking for the benefits of salmon but you don’t feel comfortable cooking fish? Try canned salmon as a simple and affordable alternative.

6.  Metabolism
Booster

Boost your metabolism with some green tea or chili peppers.

7.  Drink Skim Milk

Try drinking skim milk at breakfast instead of juice. Overweight people who drank skim milk for breakfast ate fewer calories

8.  Snack Healthier

Snack attack! Puree peaches, berries or pears for a sweet spread to go on pita chips.

 

9.  Try Frozen Veggies

Always have vegetables on hand. Saute a big bag of frozen mixed vegetables in olive oil and garlic. Add some red pepper or turmeric for additional flavor and separate into portion-sized containers for the fridge.

10.  Edamame

Edamame (soy beans) are a great low-cost snack. Look for them in the frozen foods section.

11.  Soups

Soups can be both filling and comforting. Try making a garden or bean soup with low-salt broth and store in portion-sized cups for later.

12.  Lean Protein

Try to have a little lean protein with each meal, as protein tends to be

more satisfying than carbs or fats.

13.  Apples As a Pre-Meal Snack

Eat a fiber-filled apple before a meal to help you feel full faster.

14.  Healthy Smoothies

Remember these five essential smoothie ingredients: frozen berries, a banana,

skim milk, a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of psyllium seed husks.

15.  Eat Eggs for Breakfast

Researchers found that dieters who ate eggs in the morning were less hungry

than those who ate carb-heavy meals.

16.  Load Up on Omega-3s

The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon may dial up your body’s ability to burn fat,

especially if you add some exercise.

17.  Whole Wheat Pasta

Replace your regular pasta noodles with whole wheat pasta for a more filling meal.

18.   Beans

Go lean with bean protein. Beans are an affordable and healthy alternative to

meats and are wonderfully filling.

19.   Quick and Healthy Lunches

Turn dinner into a healthy lunch the next day by wrapping your lean leftovers

in a whole wheat wrap. Add a little Dijon mustard or curry powder for added flavor.

20.  Taste the Rainbow

Eat a rainbow of colors. Have at least one brightly colored fruit or vegetable

in each meal, and, if appropriate, eat the skins – that’s where you’ll find a

powerhouse of antioxidants.

21.   Healthy Snack Boxes

Make an office snack box of your own so you’re not tempted by your

colleague’s candy bowl. Fill it with small individually packaged portions

of soy chips, almonds and dried fruit.

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22.   Greek Yogurt

For a thicker, creamier texture, choose low-fat, unsweetened Greek yogurt.

Loaded with protein, calcium and natural probiotics, it makes for a tasty

snack any time.

23.   Silken Tofu

Silken tofu makes a wonderful replacement for cream in some recipes.

24.   Mustard Instead of Mayo

Save 85 calories just by swapping mustard for mayonnaise in a sandwich.

25.   Spaghetti Squash

Try a pasta-less spaghetti by mixing shredded zucchini, veggie meatballs and

raw tomato sauce seasoned with a dash of zesty oregano.

26.   Boost a Turkey Burger

The rub on ground turkey is that it’s dry. Add some olive oil and finely blended

onions to a turkey burger or turkey meatball to enhance its juiciness.

27.   Water-Rich Foods

Eating water-rich foods such as melons, tomatoes and celery can help fill you up without adding too many calories to your day.

28.   Avocados

Avocados can be your secret weight loss partners. They’re high in fiber and healthy fats, giving you a meaty-tasting meat alternative.

29.  Pumpkin Seeds

A handful of unsalted pumpkin seeds make for a healthy mid-day snack. They’re rich in magnesium, which helps lower blood pressure.

 

How many of those foods can you see adding to your diet on a routine basis? 

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