Shrinking our waist line sounds idealistic when it comes to weight loss! As women this area of our body seems to be the place that we want to see fat shed fast and first. For many of us this far surpasses our vanity and self conciseness, but our need to be healthy. Holding on to excess fat is extremely unhealthy and may be putting you at a higher risk to many diseases. Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease can stem from being overweight, and unhealthy. Belly fat is by far the hardest part of loosing weight and may take a lot of time and patience. One major step to loosing your waist line is sticking to a strict diet that incorporates nutritious quantities of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries are high in fiber. Fiber is known to slow sugar absorption. One cup of Raspberries packs 6 grams of fiber.
*Try adding your berries to Oatmeal or Greek Yogurt in the mornings for a delicious and filling breakfast.
Oatmeal is loaded with fiber. This whole grain is a great way to start your morning, because it stays in your stomach longer, which fights off cravings. Stick with Steel Cut Oats or Organic Oats, steer clear of the sugary processed flavored ones. To sweeten add Berries, Cinnamon, Honey, or Walnuts.
*Cinnamon is a antioxidant that helps you store less belly fat
Eating Salmon cuts down on saturated fats. Wild Salmon is rich in Omega-3s, that help build muscle, and prevent stress chemicals that promote fat.
5. Dark Chocolate
Fight that sweet tooth and combat cravings with this treat. Dark Chocolate is great for your heart and brain, and can help control blood sugar. It is packed with antioxidants. almost 8 times more then found in strawberries.
Most importantly, drink lots of water. You should consume at least the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. Water hydrates your body, boost your metabolic rate, which gives you the energy your body needs to burn calories.
SOUND OFF! Are you trying to loose weight? Have you incorporated any of these foods into your diet and exercise routine? What are your top 5 foods to eat to promote weight loss? Let me know in the comments below.