People always think that in order for them to lose weight they have to stay away from food… but this isn’t exactly true.
There are quicker, safer alternatives to diet pills, green tea, and extreme starvation, and believe it or not, one of these methods is food.
But not just any food, healthy foods that can help you lose weight.
Most people try to lose weight through trial and error instead of doing the proper research…
The result is them being either unable to lose any weight at all or they find it extremely difficult to maintain their new weight and the main contributing factor to this is food.
In order for you to lose weight, you have to be in a caloric deficit.
This means you have to burn more food than you consume.
When people resort to using diet pills, starvation, and the like, they ignore the fact that what you do eat is just as, if not more important than the amount of food you eat.
They obsessively count their calories and disregard the quality of their diet, macronutrient ratios, and energy requirements.
The result is they are always hungry, tired, and more liable to fall go back to old eating patterns, and are unable to lose or maintain weight.
But this isn’t a hassle you’ll have to go through if you stick around and keep reading because you’re going to find out the 4 best foods you can start eating right now to start shedding weight.
- Lean Proteins
Proteins play more nutritional roles beyond muscle building and bulking as certain types of protein also help you satiate hunger, manage weight and preserve muscle mass.
The best form of proteins for weight loss are lean proteins or unprocessed/ minimally processed proteins such as;
Back in the Golden Era of Bodybuilding… legendary bodybuilder, trainer, nutritionist, and founder of NSP always recommended milk and egg to his clients and disciples who were trying to lose weight and bulk up.
NSP’s Milk and Egg is a classic protein formula that not only ticks off your most essential nutritional requirements but is also a great source of lean proteins (Milk & eggs) which can help you lose weight while fighting hunger pangs so you feel satiated the whole time.
3. Omega-3/ fish oil
Another misconception people trying to lose weight key into is that fats are bad for you.
But this couldn’t be any farther from the truth. Omega-3 is a healthy, naturally occurring fatty acid that can be found in both plant and animal sources.
Omega-3 can be classified into 2 main groups;
Omega-3 works to help you lose weight mainly by
- Reducing hunger and curbing your appetite.
- Boosting your metabolism: The higher your metabolism works, the easier it is for you to lose weight.
In one study, omega-3 administration significantly increased resting metabolic rate by 14%, energy expenditure during exercise by 10%, and the rate of fat oxidation during rest by 19% and during exercise by 27%.
2. Leafy Veggies
These are plants with edible leaves that can be consumed raw or cooked. Leafy veggies help keep you satiated due to their water content, are rich in fiber and nutrients, are low in fats and calories, and help with sugar absorption.
They also go well with other weight loss foods such as Greek yogurt and of course the last weight-loss food on this list.
You can get the benefits of these leafy wonders in kale, spinach, collard greens, and cabbage.
1. Grass-Fed Beef
Grass-fed beef is a great choice for people trying to lose weight and get into shape and here’s why:
In addition to this, grass-fed beef contains an essential amino acid; beta-alanine which forms carnosine, another important compound.
Carnosine helps in muscle function and high levels of carnosine have been linked to less fatigue, and higher muscle function and performance.
By adding grass-fed beef to your diet, you can increase your performance in the gym, beat muscle fatigue, and further your weight journey even more.
If you want even better and faster results, then desiccated beef liver should be your go-to.
A three-ounce serving of beef liver (four ounces uncooked) contains:
- Calories: 153
- Protein: 23 grams
- Fat: 4 grams
- Carbohydrates: 4 grams
- Fiber: Less than 1 gram
- Sugar: Less than 1 gram
Quality Grass-Fed Beef Liver provides:
- Nature’s most concentrated source of vitamin A
- All the B vitamins in abundance, particularly vitamin B12
- One of our best sources of folic acid
- A highly usable form of iron
- Trace elements such as copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and chromium; liver is our best source of copper
- Three ounces of quality beef liver contains almost three times as much choline as one egg
- CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardio-vascular function
- A good source of purines, nitrogen-containing compounds that serve as precursors for DNA and RNA
- It also contains an “anti-fatigue factor”, called cytochrome P450, making it a favourite.
The benefits of beef liver for your health are numerous and can’t even fit into this post but luckily, you can discover even more about nature’s superfood in our previous article here.
NSP Nutrition’s Desiccated Beef supplement is still is the choice of many bodybuilding champions, and was since the Golden Era.
We have found it to be the absolute best product on the market for several reasons:
- The desiccating vacuum process at 37°C preserves the nutritional content found in liver
- The source of NSP’s cattle are raised in the remote and pristine grasslands of Argentina
Weight loss can be a hard and long journey but coupling food with exercise goes a long way to help you reach your goals faster.