Diets kinda suck. Many of them require you to restrict or eliminate certain foods or foods groups. These plans are designed to jump start weight loss, but are not necessarily sustainable or even healthy over the long term.
A better strategy for not only shedding pounds but also keeping your body healthy and strong is a balanced diet.
With the exception of nutritionally void junk food, there is little you need to avoid entirely in order to lose weight. Certain foods can help get you there faster, of course, but they aren’t necessarily the foods you immediately think of. In fact, some fantastic weight loss foods might be the very ones you think you have to scratch from your diet.
Stay with us – there is a lot of good news ahead about the tasty foods that actually promote weight loss.
7. Whole Eggs
For the longest time, we’ve been counselled to avoid eggs entirely or at least stick to the flavorless white. And it is true that eggs are high in cholesterol. However, recent studies have proven that there is no connection between eating eggs and unhealthy cholesterol levels, nor between eggs and heart disease.
In fact, eggs actually promote weight loss because they are high in protein, nutritionally dense, and have enough healthy fats to keep you feeling satisfied, all for a relatively low number of calories. The ability of eggs to promote satiety is very beneficial to a weight loss diet in which you are probably limiting overall caloric intake. Eat eggs over refined grain products like bagels in order to get the nutrition you need and feel full longer.