It is common that people feel overwhelmed with deciding what to eat when starting out to lose weight.
It is important to be conscious of the following key things when starting out: eat small portions; choose non-processed foods and select foods which hold a variety of nutrients.
Here are 5 foods which I incorporate into my diet with both losing and managing my weight
This leafy green is understood to be one of the most easiest food to incorporate with many different meals.
Baby Spinach is most nutrient absorbed when consumed raw (washed) It has a long list of nutrients that are essential to our overall well being like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, potassium and Zinc.
Baby Spinach is great for green smoothies, salads and the added green to your sandwich.
It is mportant to look for rich green color when picking out the best quality bag of Baby Spinach at your supermarket.
Commonly consumed for breakfast because of their high in protein properties (Help you build muscle and healthy fats) and gradual delivery of energy, which provide substance throughout the day.
There is a wide variety of ways of preparing eggs (It is possibly the easiest thing to make in the kitchen) for example: scrabbled eggs, fried eggs, poached eggs or an egg omelet.
Eggs contain high doses of vitamins and minerals which make them such a popular ingredient to add to your meals.
This is possibly one of my favorite foods! Why you ask? Well because this is all I eat between my meals…
Almonds are a rich source of monounsaturated oil, incredibly high in vitamin E, acts as a great source of omega 3.
Interesting fact Almonds help slow the absorption of sugar and carbs. Studies have also shown that eating Almonds throughout the morning help moderate blood sugar levels. Plus they have a long shelf life.
Aside from Bananas being one of the widely consumed fruits in the world,
they also have some of the best nutritional benefits for example high in potassium which studies have shown regulates fluid levels in the body and they also have a fair dose of magnesium which helps to promote energy and regulates levels of calcium.
This is the best way to start your morning either by eating half a banana before gym or in a protein smoothie afterwards.
Culinary uses for this amazing superfood are so easy, you can spread it on your toast (better alternative to butter), dice it into a salad, blend it into a smoothie or beat it into guacamole.
Studies have shown that Avocados help protect against any inflammation, diabetes and heat disease. Avocados contain Folate, Vitamin K1, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C.