Eat Empowered, Weight Loss

Five Common Foods to Lose Weight

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Eat foods to lose weight? Yep.

Aren’t you tired of NOT eating things you love so you can reach your weight loss goals? I am.

The more I think about not eating my favorite chocolate chip cookies, the warm baguette, the salted caramel ice cream or the cheesy lasagna — oh, I could go on and on and on — the more I think about how much I want them.

Instead, I find it helps (myself and my clients!) to focus attention on what I CAN do to look and feel good.

I can look forward to my bed at the end of the day.

I can enjoy drinking water with lemon, green tea and seltzer.

I can squeeze in a workout even on tough to schedule days.

Thinking about healthy activities and foods actually makes me want to go in that direction, too.

When I get a little momentum, and a little positivity from upping my wellness game, I crave the feel good that comes from it.

The good news is you can indeed eat foods to lose weight.

Here are five foods to lose weight that you CAN chow down on regularly:

Avocado

avocadoAvocado is a best way to lose weight.

The great fats help to pull fat out of your cells to use for energy.

Guac it up. Slice it in your omelet. Dice it in your salad.

Stick to ⅓ of a medium fruit. It’s all you need to rock & roll the benefits.


Dandelion

dandelion greensDandelion  is one of those famous detox healthy foods for good reason.

It pulls extra fluid from your bod and rids you of unwanted bloat.

I love it as a tea, but the greens are also delish in a salad.

While I’m at it, greens are also uh-mazing at helping you slim down. They’re full of satisfying fiber and loaded with vitamins which rev your metabolism.

There’s a green for everyone. From chard to kalettes and iceburg to arugula, eat ‘em all for maximum results.


 

Citrus

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Citrus is tops on my weight loss tips list.

A squeeze of lemon in your water, a half a grapefruit with breakfast or clementines with your snack offer a great dose of vitamin C and antioxidants. My Stuffed Chicken Breast with Lemon-Artichoke Pesto recipe can also be delivered to your door from Chef’d for a citrus-inspired dinner.

Citrus helps you break down carbohydrates and sugar in your bod and lower insulin levels.

Add ‘em to your healthy eating list!


 

Beets

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Beets are a great addition to your healthy diet, thanks to betalin, a phytonutrient that lowers inflammation and benefits your ticker and detox efforts.

If you’re a beet newbie, start with a few bites at a time and increase from there as the fiber may take a bit of getting used to.

 


Dates

datesDates are a surefire go-to if you must have something sweet, healthy and supportive to your less of you look.

Yes, they’re high in sugar and calories.

No, you don’t get to stuff your cheeks like a chipmunk.

They’re also loaded with fiber (there’s almost 2 grams per date) and they’re great for digestion and your heart.

Plus, they’ll help curb your appetite for butter cream. Add them to your healthy snacks list.


 

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