Miracle diets promise us what we want: lose weight quickly. And it is true that many do, but the rebound effect can be daunting. However, th...
Miracle diets promise us what we want: lose weight quickly. And it is true that many do, but the rebound effect can be daunting. However, there is a way to maintain a healthy weight without making too much effort: by eating certain "superfoods", allies in weight loss.
As Hippocrates said, " Let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food." Nature gives us its incredible fruits with which we can heal and purify our body. It is just a matter of knowing how to consume them and make the most of them.
If you are looking to lose weight or keep your figure in check, you cannot stop incorporating these foods into your daily diet that help improve your health, lose fat, and feel better than ever.
1 Chia Seeds
You've probably heard of them. I love them! They helped me lose weight in a healthy way and I just needed a little will to take them on an empty stomach.
To lose weight, place a tablespoon of these seeds in a glass of water and let them sit overnight. In the morning a kind of jelly will have formed. You can drink it like this, with more water, or add them to yogurt. You always have to activate them in this way, by soaking them, to take advantage of their benefits. Don't forget to consult your doctor before starting to incorporate them.
Chia seeds are a great source of Omega 3 and have five times more calcium than milk. In addition, they triple the iron in spinach and have three times more antioxidants than blueberries.
2 apple cider vinegar
According to a study, apple cider vinegar is a great ally in weight loss, improving the digestion of fats, and increasing the feeling of satiety. In addition, it improves blood glucose levels and helps lower bad cholesterol.
People suffering from gastritis or irritable bowels should not consume this product; But if it is not your case, note the way to take it: dilute a tablespoon of vinegar in half a glass of water and drink this preparation on an empty stomach or half an hour before the main meals.
In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, apple cider vinegar promotes fluid elimination and regulates intestinal function. It should be consumed prudently, as drinking it in excess can cause damage to the stomach.
3 Green tea
Famous for its antioxidant properties, green tea is a faithful companion to weight loss diets. If we get into the habit of drinking two or three cups a day of this wonderful tea, we will notice the benefits in accelerating the metabolism.
By itself, it does not work any miracle, but if you incorporate it into your daily diet you can tell the difference. Numerous studies speak of the benefits of green tea in losing body fat, so drinking it every day can help you in your goal. And in addition, it helps eliminate toxins and purify the liver.
This seed is of South American origin and has become one of the superfoods most required by people who want to take care of their figure and their health. It has a high level of protein, which positions it as a great friend of low-carbohydrate diets.
Its great contribution of omega 6 fatty acids, added to its important source of fiber, make quinoa a superfood that you cannot miss in your life. You can prepare it in salads or as you prefer, previously boiled. My favorite way to eat it is with tomato and basil, seasoned with a little salt and oil. A delicacy!
Have you heard of lemon water on an empty stomach to lose body fat? In addition to the sensational properties of lemon, drinking it on an empty stomach can help us lose weight easily.
Lemon detoxifies and cleanses the body, reduces fluid retention, and helps you feel more satiated. For weight loss, it is recommended to drink the juice of half a lemon squeezed in a glass of water on an empty stomach. Then, after half an hour you can have breakfast normally.
You can also prepare lemon water to drink during the day when you feel thirsty. Due to its alkalizing effect, lemon is excellent for reducing acidity and improving metabolism, while strengthening the immune system and helping to eliminate toxins.
No food is magic if you don't take care of yourself
The pill that burns absolutely all the fat in what you eat has not yet been invented. Meanwhile, we must eat gradually and naturally to take care of our health and maintain weight.
In my case, for example, I was never a friend of strict diets. It is very difficult for me to follow a plan where I must eat "138 grams of meat with 5 lettuce leaves and 3 orange segments". No, I can not. What I do is arm myself with the will and choose conscientiously, also reducing portions and leaving the allowed for exceptional cases.
My plan worked
In the last weeks, I have lost 5 kilos. even I was surprised myself because in truth I did not suffer too much. In addition to consuming each and every one of the foods that I presented above, I said a resounding no to sugars, cookies, and junk food.
I left for the weekends and special outings those allowed that were previously a matter of every day. So, it was incredibly satisfying to feel that I had the will to carry the balance needle where I want to see it.
The first days of reducing sugars and carbohydrates are difficult, I will not deny it; But then, with the help of chia seeds, lemon juice, and other satisfying and natural foods, the body no longer asks for more sugar or cookies.
And the best thing is to see how each day you feel lighter and healthier; Well, it is not just about being thin to live up to the canons of fashion, but about feeling good about yourself, or putting on that dress that you want to wear again.
I encourage you to take care of yourself and incorporate these superfoods, which in addition to helping you not gain weight, will significantly improve your health. Go ahead!