When you want to lose weight you join the gym right? Not so fast. the cliche saying is that “abs are made in the kitchen” and “you can’t out-train a bad diet.” If they weren’t true we’d have long forgotten them (because they’re annoying). But they are, so it’s important to find the right foods to put into your diet that’ll enable you to feel full without you eating more. Yeah, you’ll look better with your shirt off, but you’ll also feel better and less bloated.
#1. Eat More “High Volume” Foods
It’s an inverse property — foods higher in water, air, and fiber have fewer calories yet make you feel fuller than processed foods. They’re also less fatty. Kale, spinach, asparagus, peppers, artichokes, cauliflower, beets, beans, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and bananas.
#2. Carb Up
Protein doesn’t make you feel full — carbohydrates do. However, it’s the type of carbs that will determined whether you’re going to feel energetic or pack on an inner tube around your waist. Whole grains and fruits are carbs and will do the trick. Complex carbohydrates digest slowly and provide lasting energy. But you should …
#3. Cut Out Processed Carbs
Processed carbohydrates and other synthetic flavorings and ingredients aren’t recognized by the body. Whether it’s non-whole grain cereals, white bread, or white rice, those lab-created foods can cause insulin to spike in your body. Your blood sugar then starts to wildly hit peaks and valleys and you’ll never feel full or satisfied — so you keep eating. Keeping insulin spike to a minimum help ward off weight gain and eliminate hunger cravings.
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