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Best Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Nutrition

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a food that will magically make you lose weight. But, there are heaps of healthy foods, that if are a regular part of your eating will help you lose weight and maintain weight loss. We’ve also compiled some of our best habits for healthy weight loss here. 

Fill up on these healthy foods for healthy weight loss

Oats

Why? the fibre in oats are excellent for keeping you full, lowering blood cholesterol and stabilising blood sugars, which help with weight loss.

Perfect for: starting your day with creamy porridge or low sugar muesli!

Fruit

Why? low in kilojoules, high in fibre and antioxidants.

Perfect for: snacking!

Vegetables

Why? low in kilojoules, high in fibre and antioxidants.

Perfect for: filling up most of your plate for lunch and dinner!

Eggs

Why? low in kilojoules and high in protein which will help increase your metabolism and burn fat faster.

Perfect for: any meal – scrambled, poached or in a frittata!

Yoghurt

Why? high in protein, full of probiotics to keep your gut bacteria thriving.

Perfect for: breakfast and snacks with fruit on top!

Avocado

Why? high in fibre and healthy fats which keep you feeling full and reduce cravings.

Perfect for: smashing up to put on toast or rice cakes!

Nuts

Why? high in fibre, protein and healthy fats.

Perfect for: keeping you full in between meals!

Choose mainly whole foods over processed foods and don’t forget to serve reasonable portions.

If your struggling on deciding what to eat post-workout, check out our favourites here 

Check out this week’s creamy porridge recipe with 4 variations. Oats are the perfect way to start your day to work towards healthy weight loss!

Creamy Porridge – 4 ways

Time: 10 mins Serves: 1/2 cup oats = 1 serve Cost: less than $1 per serve

Base Mixture

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • pinch salt

Method:

Mix oats, water, milk and salt in a saucer.

Apple Pie

 Ingredients:

  • base mixture
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon.
  • ½ tsp vanilla.
  • ½ grated apple.
  • handful chopped pecans.
  • sprinkle brown sugar.

Method:

  1. prepare base
  2. add cinnamon, vanilla and grated apple to base
  3. bring to boil, lower heat, cook for 5 mins stirring regularly
  4. serve with pecans and brown sugar

Strawberries & cream

Ingredients:

  • base mixture
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • handful of sliced strawberries
  • 2 TBSP Greek yoghurt
  • drizzle maple syrup

Method:

  1. prepare base.
  2. add vanilla to base.
  3. bring to boil, lower heat, cook for 5 mins stirring regularly.
  4. serve with yoghurt, strawberries and tiny drizzle of maple syrup.

Banana & Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

  • base mixture
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ banana
  • 1 TBSP peanut butter

Method:

  1. prepare base.
  2. add cinnamon to base.
  3. bring to boil, lower heat, cook for 5 mins or until thick and fluffy stirring regularly.
  4. serve with sliced banana and peanut butter.

Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • base mixture
  • ½ TBSP cacao
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • sliced banana

Method:

  1. prepare base.
  2. add vanilla, cacao and maple syrup to base.
  3. bring to boil, lower heat, cook for 5 mins stirring regularly.
  4. serve with sliced banana.

 

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