Wanting to shield those extra kilos that you put on this wedding season? Then dieting has to come to mind. Unfortunately, dieting isn’t everybody’s cup of tea.
But, did you know that you can burn a lot of extra calories by eating yummy food rather than battling with those uncalled for cravings and hunger pangs?
Bewildered? Well, whole and redefined foods are the superheroes here. Because when you consume them, your metabolism has to work extra hard to break them down, and so your body lands up burning extra calories and ultimately stores less fat.
Here’s a sneak peek into some of these food items.
Cinnamon is known to have a stabilizing effect on the blood sugar levels. So, next time you yearn for a sweet cup of coffee or tea, stir in some cinnamon in place of sugar and enjoy it guilt free. Cinnamon is also known to curb the appetite of Type 2 diabetic patients.
Thanks to their rich water content, foods like watermelons occupy more space in your gut. Thus, they make you feel full and leave you with a zero inclination to take in more food. Many of these fruits and veggies are low on the calorie front too especially watermelons which also give you a boost of Vitamins A and C.
While a typical potato will raise your calorie count, a sweet potato does the exact reverse. Not only are they loaded with an interesting mix of flavors but they are super healthy too. They are packed with potassium, fiber, vitamin C, beta-carotene, etc. Do you still need any more reasons to convince you of the benefits of sweet potatoes?
Chocolates and weight loss? Sounds misleading, right? But it is not! Gorge on some dark chocolate, and you will land up eating less during your next meal. The components in chocolate show down the digestion process and make you feel fuller and heavier for an extended duration. It is also observed that chocolate can control your cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty food items.
An instant energy booster, bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium and help offset that bloated feeling and make your active instantly. Thus, don’t forget to make them a regular entrant to your breakfast plate to kick-start your day on the right note.