5 Nutritious Foods to Eat While Losing Weight


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There are plenty of articles around focusing on what you shouldn't eat, if losing weight is your goal. Here, we flip the lid and take a look at what you should eat. Why? Because, the more nutritious your diet, the easier it is to fight sugar cravings, maintain a healthy weight and keep up self-discipline. Start with these five foods and add to them as you go along. 

1. Salmon

Salmon not only tastes good, it leaves you with a full, satisfied feeling because it is jam-packed with nutrition. In every piece, there's loads of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and iodine, which keeps your thyroid working efficiently. If you're not keen on salmon, then go for another oily fish, such as sardines or trout.

2. Avocados

It's true that avocados are high in fat, but it's fat of premium quality, being largely monounsaturated oleic acid. They also contain plenty of fibre and potassium. So, while you shouldn't eat several avocados every day, it's a good idea to add a few slices to a salad every now and again. In fact, the fats contained in avocados can boost the amount of nutrient your body absorbs from accompanying vegetables. 

3. Leafy greens

While we're on the topic of salad, any weight loss program or healthy eating program should involve piles of leafy greens. They're really low in calories, so you can eat as many as you like. Yet, they're full of goodness, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.

4. Grapefruit 

Do you like starting your day right? Begin with half a grapefruit, before breakfast. Grapefruit is scientifically proven to curb the appetite (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16579728). 

5. Eggs

Like salmon, eggs are full of protein, which reduces cravings and assists fat loss by boosting the metabolism by as much as 35% for hours after eating. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2755181/) found that men who ate three eggs at breakfast, in comparison with men who ate bagels for breakfast, experienced a 16% higher reduction in fat and consumed 400 fewer calories daily.

If you're concerned about what to eat when trying to lose weight, get in touch with us today to speak to a Perth-based nutritionist who can help put you on the right track.