Foods To Eat When Trying To Lose Weight

Earlier in the week I wrote an article on foods to avoid when trying to lose weight, today I am writing an article on foods you will want to look for when trying to lose weight.  This post was delayed due to a busy day yesterday and this morning.

Next time you are at the grocery store think about incorporating some of these food items into your daily meal.  There are a variety of them so thaere will be options for most meals.

Foods To Eat When Trying To Lose Weight

Water

Foods To Eat When Losing Weight - broccoli

Water plays a key role in weight loss.  It may not be a food but it should be on any foods to eat when trying to lose weight list.  Your body needs water in order to be able function but also in order to process food.  Experts say that you should have at least 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before eating a meal.

I didn’t use to drink enough water and at the time I didn’t know that.  It would cause a large amount of headaches.  Now that I know that I need to drink a lot of water every day I am not getting as many headaches and feel better.

Broccoli

Foods To Eat When Trying To Lose Weight - BroccoliBroccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are great for those who are trying to lose weight plus they help you to satisfy your daily vegetable need.  These foods have high levels of protein and fiber, both great for those who are looking to be active.  Scientists also believe that they contain elements that could be useful for fighting cancer.  The calcium contained in broccoli also helps to power your body’s weight loss efforts.

Here are some of the other cruciferous vegetables:

  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts

Tuna Fish

Foods to Eat When Trying To Lose Weight - Tuna

This picture of tuna fish may not look like it should be on a list of foods to eat when trying to lose weight because it simply doesn’t look appetizing.  Tuna is great for your weight loss efforts though.  Tuna doesn’t have much fat, is low on calories, and is high in proteins, all things you want when you are trying to lose weight.

Make sure not to have too much tuna every week though because it has high levels of mercury which can be dangerous in large amounts.  You should also choose tuna stored in water over tuna stored in oil because it is healthier.

I actually just made tuna two nights ago and still have some left over.  It is one of my favorite foods for sandwiches and is great because it is simple to make a tuna salad for sandwiches or to eat by itself.  I just combine chopped pickles, tuna, and mayonnaise.

Grapefruit

Foods to Eat When Trying To Lose Weight - Grapefruit

I have heard of this one before but I am not much of a plain grapefruit fan.  Grapefruit is great for your heart and is also great for your weight loss efforts.  It contains a collection of vitamins and acids that are good for the body.

While grapefruit in itself is great for weight loss there is a group of people that claim that when you eat them before your meals it will help to burn off the fat from the meals.  I have heard people both vouching for and against this diet so I don’t know which stance to take.

Black Beans and Lentils

Foods to Eat When Trying To Lose Weight - Lentils

Black beans, lentils, and some other legumes are great for weight loss.  Compared to most other sources of protein, such as animal meat, they are extremely low on fat.  They also contain some of the good starch.  Legumes can be hard for some people to tolerate so it is important to prepare them properly.  This will help keep your room smelling better after you have eaten them.

Take this list of foods to eat when trying to lose weight and keep it in the back of your mind when you are shopping.  Just remember to check the food that you buy to make sure it is healthy.

Stay tuned because I will be doing a follow-up post to this one in the near future with even more foods to eat when trying to lose weight!

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