Sugar is not the enemy of our diets. Just like everything else, they need to be consumed in moderation. Instead of cutting back on sugar; focus on adding what type of sugar to add in your diet. The best way to keep sugar intake to a minimum is to consume minimally processed whole foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Fruits contain sugar, but that sugar is naturally-occurring fructose and they contain a boatload of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber.
The healthiest way to lose fat is through proper diet and exercise. Instead of extreme cutting back on your calories and focusing on calories alone, consider foods that are nutrient-dense. Nutrient-dense foods also help promote satiety, which lessens your “cravings”. Consider the whole package of nutrients that work synergistically to help promote healthy weight loss.
Fat does not make us fat. Reconsider low-fat options which are sometimes loaded with sugar to replace fat. Fat makes us full and provides satiety which helps manage cravings. Try adding some good quality fat to every meal, just don’t over do it- for example a good serving size is 1/2-1 avocado, 10-12 nuts or 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
Since vegetables are low in calories, the tendency is to consume more vegetables to meet your caloric needs and thus, gives you a feeling of fullness. Fruits are the second lowest, and they give satiation because they raise blood sugar and reduce appetite.
Weight gain can be a response to a food you are sensitive to. It is worth having a food sensitivity test to check if something healthy could be holding your body back.
Eating high-water content foods can also help you lose weight, because calorie - free water takes up more space in our stomachs and gives us a feeling of fullness. By including plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains in your diet, you can feel full on fewer calories.
If you are finding it difficult to lose weight even with proper diet and exercise, consult a physician and a nutritionist, since there might be other factors as to why weight management is more difficult for you.
Chickpeas,Broccoli, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Celery, Pomelo, Beetroot, Cucumber, Spinach
Spinach, Beetroot, Celery, Cucumber, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Pomelo, Chickpeas, Thai lemongrass dressing, Carrot Ginger Dressing