Obesity amongst Pakistanis is quite common. One can blame our delicious Pakistani food. Mouthwatering as we even imagine it. From karahis to kebabs, khana tou bas khana hai. But excessive weight is resulting in various health diseases. 2018 is the year to get in shape and consume these super weight loss friendly food items.
1. Lean Beef and Chicken Breast
Adding proteins to your diet can reduce those junk food cravings. Lean beef is the perfect cut red meat choice containing only 4 grams of fat per 100 grams. Well, this certainly doesn’t mean that you start consuming large proportions throughout the week. Opt for cooking with vegetable or olive oils. Chicken breast, either roasted or grilled, is the best low carb diet with high protein. Makhan se dur rahein shukriya!
Soups curb appetite as a result of the existent water content. We usually tend to eat more not realizing that we are actually dehydrated. Consuming soups instead of solid foods create satiation. A soup with fresh ingredients is a must! But woh super unhealthy soups nahi. Khud fresh ingredients se bane huay soups.
3. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese has a high protein content along with calcium to enrich the fat burning process. Higher protein intake gives one the feeling of fulfillment. Besides this cottage cheese maintains weight so there are fewer chances for regaining extra pounds in future.
These are the perfect snacks containing fiber and proteins. Nuts like walnuts and almonds boost the metabolism and are beneficial for the heart. Take unsalted nuts with your daily diet.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Another metabolism booster. This one controls your blood sugar levels and helps to reduce that belly fat! 1-2 tablespoons per day diluted with water should constitute to a healthy routine!
Grapefruit contains enzymes which help to burn fat. This is mysteriously a home remedy to reduce acne as well. It diminishes cellulite and abdominal fat. Half of a fresh grapefruit before meals is the way to go.
7. Leafy and Cruciferous Vegetables
Leafy greens include kale, spinach, mustard green, and icebergs etc, whilst cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli are in the family of the cruciferous. These are all highly nutritious and contain the combination of protein and fiber.
8. Brown Rice
An alternative to the white rice! It’s healthy, heavy but low in calories.
9. Dark Chocolate
Stress increases your appetite. Dark chocolate lightens the anxiety yet stress levels and keeps those cravings in check. Feel free to consume this when craving sugar.
Alters carbohydrate metabolism and reduces belly fat. Make these a part of your everyday breakfast regime.
Whether lentils, black beans or kidney beans, the combo of protein and fiber is existent for satiety.
The perfect meal for hydration. Dehydration confuses your body into overeating. If you’re ever craving sugars, watermelons are the way to go.
13. Greek Yogurt
Improves the digestive function and inflammation.
These weight loss friendly food items should help you get the summer bod/beach bod you want. However, do make sure you’re exercising in some capacity, warna zyada faida shayad na ho. If you know of more food items, drop em’ in the comments below.