Weight loss is a main concern these days among girls especially. No wonder why gym and yoga classes are earning good! Exercising is essential no matter what, but it also needs proper diet for a healthy and rapid weight loss. Dieting does not mean starving at all, this is wrong conception we all have. Proper weight loss goes hand in hand with consumption of essential and fresh vegetables.
If you are trying to lose weight since long, but fail even after excessive gymming, you certainly need to add some veggies to your diet. Here are the top vegetables to lose weight:
Cucumber is great for weight loss! It´s extremely low in calories and contains lots of water. Besides, they also have a good fibre content which is essential to keep your metabolism in top speed. The better the metabolism, the quicker you lose weight! Eat raw with little salt or grill them and eat.
Broccoli is the best green vegetable for weight loss. It contains no fat at all so you can consume them without any regrets. They contain slow-releasing carbohydrates that have no role in weight gain and only help to keep your energy levels up. chop them fine and put it in your salads and soups of steam it up and consume with a healthy dip or hummus!
I love onions and I like to eat it raw or cooked. Quercetin is a flavonoid that increases blood flow and activates a protein in the body that helps regulate glucose levels, torches stored fat and keeps new fat cells from forming. Onions are rich in this flavonoid so it makes the best food for weight loss. Add onions in any soup, salad, rice, etc. or just have it raw with chicken.
Spinach is rich in thylakoids, a compound that’s been shown to significantly reduce cravings and promote weight loss. It is also rich in protein that aids post-pump muscle recovery and growth and helps burn calories. Add spinach in your rice, soups or just clean it properly and add it in your salads.
Mushrooms are tasty and you can add them in almost anything and do your own food experiments. Mushrooms have less than 20 calories per cup and they fill you up so that you do not eat random things throughout the day. Chop or slice and put them in your salads, soups or just sauté it with onions, tomatoes, chilli and little salt and consume.
Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable- you can have them as you like! Maybe in salads or rolls or chinese food. They are very rich in fibre that helps you keep your tummy running properly.
This weight loss vegetable is effective to reduce the total calorie you intake while having a meal so that you are eating fewer calories than you burn. It has insulin like properties too that helps in lowering blood sugar levels. Use bitter gourd in low-calorie, filling recipes, such as vegetable soups or stews. Another option is to eat it as a side dish with lean protein, such as chicken breast, fish or a soy-based vegetarian burger.
Carrots make a great weight loss veggie since it is extremely low in calories and high in fibre. Carrots are low in glycemic index and may help maintain insulin sensitivity and promote feelings of fullness, making it easier to lose weight.
If you want to lose weight, you probably will lookout for vegetables that are high in fibre. High fibre catalyses metabolism and prevents fat deposits. High-fibre foods keep your digestive system running smoothly and keep you feeling full for longer and thus prevents you from munching on unhealthy snacks. Moreover, pumpkins are rich in proteins.
Fibre isn’t a source of calories, but it has the ability to absorb water and make you feel “full” after your meal. Sweet potatoes especially with the skin on come loaded with dietary fibre, and due to this they can help you lose weight.
WEIGHT LOSS DIET SUGGESTION:
– Add steamed spinach, onions and a little tomato to your chopped and sliced eggs and top with sliced avocado.
-Top slices of tomato and cucumber with tuna or chicken salad.
– Pile spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms on a plate, drizzle with garlic olive oil and top with a sliced, grilled chicken breast pre marinated with curd, lemon and coriander powder.
– Steam up cauliflower, mushroom, spinach and broccoli. Add chopped onions to it and mix in a healthy salad dressing.
– Grill some chicken and top it up with boiled and mashed cauliflower. Serve it with raw salad.
– Cook some broccoli with onions and tomatoes and little salt and chilli powder. Serve with whole wheat bread or Indian bread.