Delicious Foods for Easy Weight Loss
We all know that a well-balanced diet and exercise will lead to weight loss. What seems to be forgotten is that you can still enjoy your favorite foods and STILL lose the weight! Part of what I teach my clients is how to lose weight and develop healthful habits that continue to incorporate your favorite cultural foods. There are certain food staples that I like to keep around because they are nutritious, delicious, and can be easy to prepare quickly!
Here are just a few of the foods that are always on my grocery list:
Fish – Fresh or frozen, fish is a great protein source that can be cooked in minutes! Salmon filet? Great, also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish sticks? Also a good option! Frozen filets? Always space in my freezer for some! When I am at the store and I want seafood but not sure what variety, I allow myself the freedom to browse and choose whichever fits what I want to eat that week.
Tofu – I am a big fan of soy-protein and tofu is one of my go-to forms! It’s perfect in vegan scrambled “eggs” or in a quick stir fry. A great thing about tofu is it can easily take on the flavors of whatever dish you’re cooking; this makes it perfect for marinades!
Peanut butter – Nut butters are perfect for a quick and filling snack when paired with some fruit, veggies, or cheese. I personally love peanut butter and apple slices or with some celery!
Pumpkin – Squashes are one of my favorite vegetable categories, and pumpkin is definitely one of my favorite squashes! It’s perfect as a side on my breakfast plate, or topped with some pecans and drizzled with a touch of maple syrup for a snack. It is also delicious when added to a curry.
Avocado – A tried and true VIF (very important food) in the online circle of weight loss eating. The healthy fats help keep you feeling full for longer, provide great health benefits, and it’s mild flavor means you can add it to a variety of dishes. Avocado toast topped with an endless selection of spices and proteins, guacamole to dip chips and veggies, added to chilis to help calm down the spice and add a creaminess, and the list goes on!
Cheese (any kind!) – A good source of protein and one of my favorite snacks, cheese will always have a place on my grocery list. Besides being a good source of protein, cheese is also a good source of calcium and dietary fat. It sounds weird this is one of my list items, right? Cheese absolutely has its place in a healthy diet!
The Bottom Line:
You can eat your favorite foods and still lose weight! It is all about moderation, portion control, and never depriving yourself of your cravings. If I can do it and many of my past clients, you can too! Check out this link here to book your free 10-minute consultation to learn how you can lose weight and eat your favorite foods.