The hardest part of losing weight is handling the hunger and knowing what foods you should be consuming. There are new studies that come out with different results every year, so it is difficult to remember if eating grain is good or bad and so forth. There are some foods, however, that will always assist with weight loss. Here are some of the vegetables that should be in your home to eat healthy, feel full, and help your body metabolize the food properly.
Broccoli is full of carbohydrates that release slowly in your system. Your sugar level will not crash, and there is no fat to worry about having to burn off. Broccoli can be served raw, steamed, or cooked. It is extremely versatile and can fit into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and side dishes.
While they are normally classified as a legume, beans also count as vegetables. They will fill you up, they are full of fiber, and they are also full of protein. This allows you to cut down on high calorie, unhealthy meats and replace them with beans. You can make a black bean burger, or mix the patties half beans and half hamburger meat.
Vegetables that require a lot of chewing will trick your mind into thinking you have eaten a lot more than you have. Carrots are full of fiber and beta-carotene that will keep your body energized. Snacking on raw carrot sticks will help you get through the mid-day snacking without worrying about your caloric intake.
Raw celery is one of the few foods that you can eat that you actually have a negative caloric intake. You burn more calories chewing celery than the celery contains. It is pretty much all water, and the rest is fiber and protein. The only caveat is to make sure you do not smother it in peanut butter or ranch dip when you are eating it.
Some other vegetables you should put on your plate when you are hungry but trying to lose weight include bell peppers and leafy green vegetables. The more you sneak into your dishes, the less food you will need to consume to feel full.
Remember last year we talked to you about a spiral cutter that allowed you to change how you ate and served zucchini, squash, beets, etc. The veggies listed above are no exception switch up how you cut, cook and serve; the difference in the texture may change your willingness to try them. These are just a few of natures bounty that you can add to your plate to assist you on your road to a healthy transformation.