3 Best Natural Foods for Weight Loss:
(1.) Foods that Boost your metabolism:Include those foods in your diet that are rich in proteins and will increase metabolic rate so that your body will actually burn more fat than consumed. But if your metabolism gets slow, the fat burning capacity becomes weak and the fat is piled up in your body leading to weight gain.
Soybeans: Soybeans are rich in proteins that increases metabolism and helps burn more calories.
Hot peppers: All types of hot peppers like chillies (green and red), jalapenos have a special ingredient called capsaicin that magically increases your heart rate and thereby improves metabolism by a good 30%. You calories get to burn much faster and reduce chances of weight gain.
Spices: Add some spices to your food so that it increases you metabolic rate like in the case of cinnamon. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to any curry of your choice.
Special smoothie: This special and yummy smoothie will increase your metabolism and burn down fat. Peel some orange slices and blend them along with half a cup of yogurt and half a cup of skimmed milk. Blend it and pour it out in a glass and enjoy. It burns down the fat preventing fat storing hormone called calcitrol, and indirectly putting on weight.
Fish: Salmon, tuna, mackerel are some fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and burn excess calories. You may also take a fish oil capsule every day.
(2.) Foods that have Fiber:Foods rich in fibers are good weight loss diet. It keep your stomach full for longer time, improves you digestive system and regulates blood sugar.
Eat good breakfast with rich sources of fiber as it kick-starts your metabolism for the rest of the day. Cereals or oats with some diced fruits and skimmed milk make a nutrition-rich and fat-free breakfast. Optional ingredient come in the form of strawberries, raspberries or bananas as these are all rich in fiber.
Incorporate some foods that are good sources of fiber for lunch. Have a medium bowl of pulses with lean meat or fish and some chapattis or brown rice, chapattis with a mixture of a few grains like wheat, bajra, jowar or gram flour.
For your snacks, have a bowl of fruits or maybe sprouts or opt for two slices of brown bread.
Have something light for dinner like chapattis, fiber foods and a bowl of green veggie soup with spinach, broccoli or peas in your soup.
Anti-oxidants should also an important part of your daily diet as they improve metabolism and prevent from the urge of having unhealthy high-calorie foods. All types of berries, raisins, broccoli, spinach, cherries, eggplant, oranges, onions and red bell peppers are rich in anti-oxidants.