It’s easy to find weight-loss tips on the internet. It’s even easier to find very specific lists; for example, the 20 most weight-loss-friendly foods on the planet. That phrase is really popular because 20 is a nice round number that allows for lots of variety. It’s also the theme behind many blogs and books.
What are some foods that can contribute to a healthy diet while maintaining a weight-loss regimen? Let’s take a look! The good news is that these are not exotic foods; they can all be found at our local grocery stores.
All these foods taste great and can be combined into many different kinds of dishes. Even better, healthy eating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Many of these foods are staples and can be found at reasonable prices.
Some of the items on this list of weight-loss-friendly foods may surprise you. (Eggs and red meat, for example.) Scientific knowledge is always advancing, so it’s important to keep in mind that as we learn more about nutrition and its impact on individuals, we are continually updating and revising what we know and what we recommend.
This is not a flaw; it’s a fundamental aspect of science. It’s also a fundamental aspect of health care. Always talk to your doctor about what’s best for you and your current health situation.
If you have any questions, get in touch with Oregon Weight Loss Surgery today. We can help you lose weight and reap the health benefits for the long term. Eating healthy foods, especially those high in fiber, keeps you feeling full longer and provides more nutrients than processed foods.
Until we meet again, eat up and enjoy life! Be sure to exercise (talk to your doctor about what’s appropriate for you) and get lots of fiber and protein. And chow down on this list of the 20 most weight-loss-friendly foods on earth.
20 Weight Loss Foods (in no particular order)
Some of the foods on this list seem like no-brainers, but there may be a few of your favorites that you thought maybe you’d have to do without. Let’s take a look at the list:
- Leafy Greens
- Whole-grain cereal (watch the sugar content), brown rice, oats, quinoa
- Cottage Cheese
- Chicken breast (high in protein)
- Lean beef
- Fish (tuna, salmon, trout, sardines, and other fatty fishes high in omega-3 fatty acids)
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Nuts (some are high in grams of fiber and grams of protein) and seeds (especially chia seeds)
- Greek yogurt (read the label as some are high in sugar, Two Good is Dr. Patterson’s favorite)
- Soups (avoid oily or creamy broths)
- Fruits (especially berries)
- Cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts)
- Boiled potatoes (filling — but limit intake)
- Popcorn (avoid flavored popcorn, and limit salt and other toppings, such as butter)
- Pumpkin (a decent source of fiber and more potassium than a banana!)
- Coffee and tea (as always, watch the sugar content)
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