Today we will be looking at the elements used to create a sample diet menu for weight loss and slimming down. Some time ago we came across some research on what we like to call ‘secret weapon foods’. These foods are used to boost your weight loss efforts and help your diet run more smoothly.
We all know that the foundation for weight loss is to eat more sensibly and to implement some sort of exercise regime. But these foods will help create a sample diet menu for weight loss that will power up your efforts. We know how hard it can be to lose weight and we also know the feeling of failure when a diet does not work as expected. Please look through the following foods to see if there are any you may fancy including in your diet plan:
Elements For a Sample Diet Menu For Weight Loss
Mushrooms – when we are dieting we are looking to eat normal portions of healthy food and to feel full when doing so. Mushrooms are very cheap and basic and are also known to provide a ‘full’ feeling when eaten.
Now I’m not saying you should pop down to the kitchen and create a buttery garlic mushroom dish here – far from it! I’m saying you should use your head and think outside the box when using mushrooms in your meals. In some cases people have claimed to be just as full on mushrooms as they were after consuming beef. The cool thing about this is that mushrooms have a tiny percentage of the calories beef contains.
Eggs – I would always advise eggs as part of a sample diet menu for weight loss! I know you’ve probably heard the rantings and ravings on how bad egg yolk is for you and what calories they contain etc etc. Now forget what you’ve heard – eggs have a place in your diet!
When using eggs in a sample diet menu for weight loss you should be looking at the ‘breakfast zone’. Research suggests that people who consume eggs every morning stay fuller for longer and avid the ‘mid morning snack attacks’!
If you take a bagel and an egg they are around about the same calorie count. Research shows that the people who ate eggs for breakfast lost up to 50% more weight than those who consumed a breakfast bagel!
Apples – Snacking is the devil when it comes to any weight loss regime! I have witnessed so many people stick to wonderful meal plans only to balls it all up with a little snack here and there! I don’t know what it is about willpower when it comes to these treats – it just sort of folds.
Now apples are your answer and they should be included in every sample diet menu for weight loss. Whenever the ‘snack attack’ hits you – go for an apple! Apples are full of fiber and a high fiber intake will aid your weight loss efforts. They are cheap and easy to carry around in your bag. There are no excuses – start snacking on apples!
Soup Starters – The purpose of creating a sample diet menu for weight loss is to try and feel full after every meal by consuming ‘healthy food’. If you do not feel full when you are finished then your diet is likely to take a nose dive!
Be introducing a low fat and natural vegetable soup to your meal as a starter you are giving yourself that chance to feel full! Research points to the fact that people who eat a healthy soup starter end up eating about 10 – 20% less calories every meal!
Almonds – Now I’m pretty sure you’ve come across many a weight loss article that advises against eating nuts due to their natural fat contents. Well forget about that for a second and listen to this!
Nuts have a wonderful use when creating a sample diet menu for weight loss simply because they help fill you up. When you chew almonds properly ( don’t just swallow early ) you are releasing their fats into your body to trigger hormones that curb hunger! By consuming a small amount of almonds before or with your meal you will feel fuller for a lot longer!
Watermelon – Watermelons are great fruits to use in the make up of a sample diet menu for weight loss because they contain a special amino acid called arginine. There is no solid fact on arginine yet but there is comprehensive research that it can boost weight loss ( worth giving it a shot right? ).
Watermelons also have a really high water content ( obviously ) that naturally helps with making you feel fuller for longer.
Green Tea – These days there seems to be a Costa on every street corner and it doesn’t look like things are going to change soon. How many times during the day are you asked if you fancy ‘popping out for a coffee or tea?’.
Our sample diet menu for weight loss is going to contain an option that is known to aid the dieting efforts. Green tea contains a compound known as EGCG and this is thought to be the reason green tea stems the weight gain process. I’m not saying it will be everyone’s cup of tea ( no pun intended! ) but it is worth trying out if you can stomach it!
The Obvious Options
Now we haven’t exactly covered the obvious ingredients for our sample diet menu for weight loss. This is mainly down to the fact that we wanted to concentrate more on the foods you have not yet thought about.
Fruit and vegetables are an obvious and effective part of any diet plan meal so please don’t forget to add them to your plan of attack! Remember we are looking to feel full on the healthy foods we eat to aid the weight loss process.
If you have any thoughts on our sample diet menu for weight loss or have any tips you would like to share on the subject please leave them in the comment section below