Four Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

You may remember that I wrote a blog a few months back, about the ‘3 Most Filling Weight Loss Foods’ (see: ).  However, do you know that there are certain foods with proven scientific benefits in helping you to lose weight?  Read on, and try including at least one of them in your diet every day:

  1. Chilli: The naturally-occuring chemical, capsaicin, is the substance that puts the heat in chilli. The heat that is generated by ingesting chilli can help to speed up your metabolism.  The benefits of chilli is not just restricted to weight loss:  chillis are also packed with antioxidants and immune boosting vitamin C and beta-carotene.
  2. Protein: Including healthy protein–rich foods with each meal and lowering your carbohydrate intake is beneficial for healthy weight loss. Scientists have proven that a higher protein diet keeps you fuller for longer and helps to keep blood sugar levels more balanced, which in turn helps prevent overeating and weight gain.
High protein foods are great for weight loss

High protein foods are great for weight loss

  1. Green tea:  Drinking a few cups of green tea a day has been found to be effective for assisting with weight loss.   Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat.  Researchers believe that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for green teas’ fat-burning effect.  Besides the weight loss benefits, Green tea is rich in antioxidants (known as polyphenols) and may help to boost energy levels.
  2. Apple cider vinegar: The numerous benefits of apple cider vinegar have been touted for decades, with helping to ‘speed up’ weight loss at the top of the list. While the debate still rages as to why it works, many believe it is due its’ role in helping to improve digestion.  A teaspoon in warm water before meals stimulates stomach acid secretion, which means the meal ingested is more effectively digested and absorbed, thus improving the metabolic process.

Hippocrates once said, “Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food”.  At The Natural Way, we do not have meal replacement shakes or bars – let’s face it, you can hardly call those things ‘food’.  Instead, we help you to lose weight by recommending a healthy eating plan, which incorporates meals that your whole family will love.  Combined with our all-natural, individually prescribed formulations, your weight loss success is waiting to happen at The Natural Way.

Book your FREE appointment on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) to find out about our program that can fit in with your lifestyle and tastes.  We know we have a program for you that you will love.

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About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way.
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