Today at work, I was forwarded an article containing the “10 Best Slimming Foods.” You can find the original article, written by Julie Meyer, R.D., here, or check out the info in this post!
#1) Apples – “This portable fruit is the perfect snack, with a high water content and both kinds of weight-busting fiber: soluble, which helps prevent blood sugar spikes that lead to cravings, and insoluble, which helps fill you up.”
#2) Eggs – “They’re a great source of protein, which may be key to keeping you full. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when people ate two eggs for breakfast, they took in more than 400 fewer calories over the next 24 hours than when they ate bagels.”
#3) Cauliflower – “Cauliflower contains the cancer-fighting phytonutrient sulforaphane, as well as a good amount of folate and vitamin C, which may be helpful for weight loss. In fact, a review from Purdue University pointed to vitamin C status as a key factor in how much fat is burned during physical activity.”
#4) Low-fat Yogurt – “‘Calcium combined with other bioactive compounds found in dairy products slows down the process of making fat and increases fat burning, especially around the belly,’ says lead researcher Michael B. Zemel, M.D., a professor of nutrition and medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.”
#5) Oatmeal – “…oatmeal was ranked as the most satiating breakfast food on the Satiety Index, developed by Australian researchers a decade ago, and it’s the third most satiating food overall.”
#6) Peanuts – “Researchers at Purdue University found that peanut eaters end up eating less over the course of the whole day and are more likely to maintain weight, even if given as many peanuts as they want.”
#7) Soup – “‘The water in soup adds volume to a meal and helps you feel fuller, without extra calories,’ says Dr. Rolls, lead researcher on the study. ‘As a result, you take in fewer calories over the course of the day.’”
#8) Fish – “You might be surprised to learn that fish tops oatmeal and vegetables in the satiety department. The Australian Satiety Index ranks steamed white fish such as halibut or cod as the number-one most filling food out of 38 common foods.”
#9) Bulgur – “Bulgur, which is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat, takes about 10 minutes or less to prepare once water is boiled and is a great substitute for white rice and pasta, which are low in fiber and heavily processed.”
#10) Salad – “A study from Penn State University found that women who ate a salad before a pasta lunch ate fewer calories for the whole meal than those just digging into the pasta.”
Do you eat any of these foods frequently? Any that you haven’t tried? I eat apples, low-fat yogurt, oatmeal, fish, & salad pretty frequently, but I’ve never tried bulgur.