8 foods for your waistline

8 foods for your waistline

Weight loss can be very challenging.

Diet is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight.

Eating the right foods is key to weight loss.

Let’s take a look at 8 foods that will  help trim your waistline.

1. Almonds:
Nuts in general do not seem weight loss food of choice as they are high in fat. However, they can actually aid in weight loss.

They are rich in fiber, with 11.6 g per cup, which is 46 percent of the recommended daily value. Dietary fiber helps keep you full so you eat less, thus you lose weight.

2. Blueberries:
They are a good source of dietary fiber, with 3.6 g per cup, which is 14 percent of the recommended daily value. Blueberries also contain antioxidant compounds called catechins, which stimulate abdominal fat-burning genes.

3. Celery:
It is a good source of fiber, with 6 percent of the recommended daily value in one cup. Celery is also high in water content, and it acts as a diuretic, flushing metabolic wastes and other toxins from the body, which aids in weight loss. It is very low in calories as well.

4. Cucumbers:
Like celery, cucumbers are water foods. They are a great source fiber, low in calories and will fill you up and keep you hydrated.

5. Kale:
It is a highly nutritious leafy green, packed with antioxidants and nutrients to flush out toxins.

It is very low in calories: 1 cup of raw kale contains only 33 calories.

It is also very filling so will feel full fast and eat less.

6. Lemons:
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps suppress food cravings. It also helps the body eliminate waste products by cleansing and detoxifying it. By maintaining a more alkaline diet, you will lose weight faster.

7. Parsley:
Parsley contains all the chelating minerals and vitamins that help detoxify the body: Vitamin C, beta-carotene, Chlorophyll and folate. It will help you detoxify your liver and stimulate digestive assimilation. Parsley is a good source of water soluble vitamins and  may help you get rid of any excess water in your body.

8. Spinach:
Spinach is high in dietary fiber, which is important for weight loss. It aids in digestion, helps with low blood sugar, and helps you feel full faster, so you eat less. One cup of spinach only contains 7 calories as well, making it an ideal low-calorie, high fiber food for a weight loss diet.

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1. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Nuts, Almonds [Includes USDA Commodity Food A256, A264].” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 05 June 2015.
2. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Blueberries, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 05 June 2015.
3. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Celery, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 05 June 2015.

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