When the festive season is finally over chances are you will have picked up a lot of weight and you may want to shed off those few kilos without going to the gym or exercising. These are the 8 foods to consider;


1. Green peas
Peas are high in amino acids and they contain high levels of anti-oxidants including, flavonoids, carotenoid, phenolic acids, polyphenols and prevents against anti-aging and prevents wrinkles and help in keeping weight off.

2. Salmon
Salmon is one of the loved foods all over the world. You can fry it grill it and add some sauce. Salmon is rich in Omega 3s and a superb source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Salmon is also loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation, which is known to play a major role in obesity and metabolic disease. Salmon not only gives you glowing but supple skin but it also helps cardio vascular health, muscular tissue development and eye sight.

3. Apples
Apples are low in calories and high in fiber (95 calories and 4 grams of fiber per medium fruit), apples are satisfying and sweet. And in a recent study from Florida State University, dried apples also helped participants lose some weight. Women who ate a cup of dried apples daily for a year lost weight and lowered their cholesterol. The researchers think that antioxidants and pectin (a type of fiber) may be responsible for the benefits—and say fresh apples probably would be even more effective.

4. Oats
Oats are rich in fiber, so a serving can help you feel full throughout the day. Just a half cup packs 4.6 grams of Resistant Starch, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.

5. Avocados
Avocados contain vitamin B6 is key in energy boosting performance. Vitamin B6 is needed for a sharp brain and a healthy immune system. There’s no reason to be afraid of eating fats—as long as they’re the right fats. Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), may trigger your body to actually quiet hunger. Stick to a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away. The creamy fruit is also packed with fiber and protein. Avocados also helps prevent dry skin and it can hydrate parched skin. If you do not want to eat it, you can you it as a face mask to remove excess oils or hydrate your skin

6. Broccoli
Broccoli is cooked by steaming and is used mostly in salads and stews. This vegetable is high in oxidants including vitamin C and E. They’re not as high in protein as animal foods or legumes, but they’re high compared to most vegetables. Broccoli also has, a combination of protein, fiber and low energy density makes cruciferous vegetables the perfect foods to include in your meals if you need to lose weight. They are also highly nutritious, and contain cancer fighting substances.

7. Eggs
Eggs get a bad rap when it comes to weight loss. But the breakfast staple is loaded with protein that will curb your appetite. One study found that overweight women who ate egg breakfasts lost twice as much weight as women who started their days with bagels. And don’t worry about cholesterol: The study found that people who eat eggs don’t have higher bad cholesterol or lower good cholesterol than bagel eaters.

8. Green tea.
This steamy sip hydrates like water, which can help fill you up and shed pounds. Plus, the antioxidants in green tea will up your fat burn and calorie burn. One study found that five cups a day could help you lose twice as much weight, most of it around your middle.
Who said losing weight was hard, all you have to do is eat the right foods. Hello gorgeous body.

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