Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in our body. They can have vastly different effects on your hunger, hormones and the number of calories you burn.
Here are the 20 scientifically proven most weight-loss-friendly foods.
1. Whole Eggs
Whole eggs have been making a comeback, although once they were feared for being high in cholesterol.
Although a high intake of eggs raises the levels of “bad” LDL-cholesterol in some people, eggs are one of the best foods to eat if you need to lose weight. They are high in fat and protein and are very satiating.
One study in 30 overweight women showed that eating eggs, instead of bagels, for breakfast, reported increased feelings of fullness (satiety). It made participants eat less for the next 36 hours.
Eggs are also incredibly dense in nutrients and can help you get all the nutrients you need on a calorie-restricted diet.
2. Leafy Greens
Leafy greens include spinach, kale, swiss chards, collards, and a few others.
They have several properties such as being low in calories and carbohydrates and loaded with fibre, which make them perfect for a weight loss diet.
Eating leafy greens is a great way to increase the volume of your meals, without increasing the calories. Meals with a low energy density make people eat fewer calories overall
Fatty fish like salmon is very satisfying and incredibly healthy and, keeping you full for many hours with relatively few calories.
Salmon is loaded with healthy fats and high-quality protein.
Fish — and seafood in general — may also supply a significant amount of iodine, which is necessary for proper thyroid function and to keep metabolism running optimally.
Studies show that a significant number of people don’t fill their iodine needs.
Salmon is also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation, which is known to play a major role in metabolic disease and obesity. Trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, and other types of fatty fish are also great.