STILL STRUGGLING WITH POST-HOLIDAY WEIGHT? THESE MEALS WILL HELP YOU GET BACK IN SHAPE
Getting fit does not mean you need to be hungry. Try eating these meals and thank us later!
Few weeks after the holiday season, and some people still find it hard to get back in shape. Others may blame it on their excessive food intake, while some blame it on the time they spent resting.
But did you know that “Holiday Weight Gain” is a hoax? According to the New England Journal of Medicine, an average adult only gains about .37 kilograms or a pound during the holiday season.
Meanwhile, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Executive Health nutrition consultant Cynthia Sass, RD believes that a person will have to take in a lot of meals before they add up and take a toll on someone’s overall weight.
So if you think it’s already too late for your body to recover from all the extra fats, you may want to think again and try eating these healthy and delicious meals, instead:
If you love ice cream, then you might also enjoy eating cold yogurt! The snack has been proven to promote weight loss with its protein, calcium, vitamins, and live probiotics which enhances the gut microbiota.
In a statement, Michael Zemel, PhD, Professor of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee said that not only did yogurt help the study participants lose more weight, they were about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass.
One of the easiest things to do when losing weight is adding eggs into your diet. First, they’re cheap and easy to find. And second, they’re full of essential vitamins and minerals that could boost your metabolism.
Eggs are high in protein and amino acids that your body can use to speed up metabolism by up to 80 to 100 calories a day. Now that’s a killer weight loss food!
Admit it, a lot of us munch until we feel like we’re already full and can’t take more. Oatmeal is the best solution for binge eating, folks. Apparently, the fiber content of an oatmeal will make you feel full even if you were only able to eat small portions.
It is also small in calories so you don’t really have to worry about eating too much.
A lot of people can’t sacrifice their love for meat. Chicken breast contains high protein which will help your body maintain or improve muscle mass.
Just beware of how you cook your meal. Typically, 100 grams of chicken breast contains 165 calories, but adding a lot of food seasoning may affect the amount of weight you’ll gain from this meal.
According to research, polyphenol antioxidants or the micronutrients that we get from certain plant-based foods can be found in lemons. These nutrients can help significantly reduce weight.
It doesn’t matter how full your guts are–there is always room for dessert. And dark chocolate is here to satisfy all your cravings! According to an article published by Healthline Media, there are studies that prove how dark chocolate reduces cravings and “promotes feeling of fullness.”
“In one study in 12 women, smelling and eating dark chocolate decreased appetite and reduced levels of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger.” the article said.
Did these meals entice you? What are you waiting for? Go to the nearest grocery stores and live your extra life!
But remember, the first step in losing weight is to have a healthy relationship with food. Others can do portion control or eat healthy and accessible meals. It is also best to visit a nutritionist or a licensed medical professional to enjoy a healthy and safe diet.
Please note that the details in this article are based on research, and provide no medical guarantee.