While no food is a magic bullet when it comes to getting the body you want, here are the top four ones that can help you achieve all your weight loss and fitness goals. 

When it comes to slimming down, the most common question people ask is: what’s more important? Diet or exercise? In truth, the answer is both. A healthy weight loss and fitness program consists of:

  • a reasonable, realistic weight loss goal
  • a reduced calorie, nutritionally-balanced eating plan
  • regular physical activity
  • a behaviour-change plan to help you stay on track with your goals

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4 Nutritious Foods That Will Super-Charge Your Weight Loss

Most of the foods included as part of a weight loss and fitness program have a couple of things in common: they are high in fibre (keeping you full for longer) and have a low energy density (so you can eat a decent-sized portion without overdoing it on the calories.)

Include the following foods as part of your overall diet and eat your way to a smaller size:

1. Salmon

This rich protein has the power to fill you up, thanks to plenty of healthy fats that also pack metabolism-boosting Omega-3s. Salmon is a great choice for anyone looking to achieve their weight loss goals because:

  • it can influence appetite controlling hormones
  • salmon oil promotes weight loss
  • salmon proteins reduce obesity

EATING TIP: For the healthiest option, baking, roasting or pan-frying your salmon are the best ways to cook it!


2. Cucumbers

More than 90% water, cucumbers are great when you are searching for a tasty, crunchy snack for next-to-no calories. They also have some superb health benefits, including the fact that they:

  • keep you hydrated
  • flush out toxins
  • cut down your risks of several cancers
  • stabilize your blood pressure
  • reduce your cholesterol
  • soothe muscle and joint pain

EATING TIP: Chop a cucumber into eighths and dip the slices into some homemade hummus or guacamole (both of which are waistline-friendly dips) for a filling snack.


3. Hazelnuts

These smoky nuts are loaded with monounsaturated fats that can help blast any belly fat! They are also rich in dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals, and are loaded with various health-promoting phytochemicals.

This healthy food will:

  • promote heart health
  • help manage diabetes
  • help prevent major diseases and illnesses such as cancer and heart disease
  • improve brain and cognitive function
  • boost your metabolism
  • contribute to healthy skin and hair

EATING TIP: Roasting hazelnuts intensifies their unique flavour, making them a great snack.


4. Eggs

Whether you like them scrambled, poached, or over-easy, eggs are welcome in many health-conscious diets. They’re relatively low in calories and full of high-quality protein and other nutrients, which means they boost your health, as well as help you shed pounds.

Four Reasons To Add Eggs To Your Diet

  1. They’re packed with several vitamins essential to your health.
  2. They keep you full for longer so you won’t succumb to that unhealthy midday snack.
  3. Research has shown they could help prevent breast cancer.
  4. Eggs are packed with iron, zinc and phosphorus, which are minerals that are vital for your body.

EATING TIP: Think outside of the box when it comes to adding eggs to your favourite meals. Poached eggs on toast is a breakfast favourite, and simply adding some sauteed fresh veggies level this breakfast staple up. Eggs don't have to be restricted to breakfast, however.  We love mashed hard-boiled eggs with cottage cheese (rather than mayonnaise or other rich spreads) for a higher-protein egg salad. If salads are more your speed, add sliced, hard-boiled eggs to spinach and your favourite fresh vegetables.


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