Are you someone who is on a lookout for a flat stomach? Are you ready to work out for countless hours to lose at least 10 pounds in a week? Don’t worry, working out is not the topic of this discussion. If you think you’re prepared for any challenge ahead, then consider struggling with the kitchen itself.
In combination with some exercise, the best way to get the flat stomach you’ve been dreaming forever is through a healthy diet that’s low in added sugar. But to be honest, you don’t need to read dozens of pro tips like this one, because by now, everybody knows what food is bad and what is good. So you definitely know about differentiating good food from bad food as much as we do! But still, before we get into the food cooking and preparing part, you should know about some very special foods that you can incorporate into your meals for a metabolism boost. It’s good to know that these foods will keep you full for a longer time, which means you’ll eat less within a day. Consider adding following foods to your diet plan:
Almonds. Although almonds are quite high in calories (almost like chocolate), they have fibers, protein, and vitamins packed inside. Their unique high fiber content is what makes you feel full. The best part about almonds is that their healthy nutrients do not contribute to the fat on your body, and you should know that they’re probably the best meal substitute out there.
Oats. With a medium sized bowl of these flakes, your breakfast will give you a good amount of energy for the rest of your day. Don’t consider flakes with added sugar, because those are not the ones you’ll want to eat every morning.
Cucumbers. As a side-dish or a salad, cucumbers can ease water retention and body bloating.
Natural yogurt – or even better, Greek yogurt. Either way, it’s full of protein, and most yogurts come with probiotics that help your digestion.
Now that you’ve discovered some of the healthiest foods out there for weight loss, it’s time to move on to the cooking basics for losing weight. First of all, the list of foods available to you is pretty simple to follow and very straightforward:
1. Healthy meat (fish, chicken)
With these foods in mind, check out three of the best cooking recipes you can prepare right now:
Broccoli & feta omelet with toast
Start by heating a nonstick skillet, and as soon as it’s heated, add broccoli, and cook it for 3 minutes. When it gets a darker shade of green, mix in an egg, some feta cheese, cook everything for up to 4 minutes. Flip the omelet and cook for one or two extra minutes until it’s done. Serve with toast.
Noodles with salmon
The first thing you want to do is cook the noodles until they’re soft under boiling hot water. Before throwing the water out, add some asparagus to it, cook it for about 2 minutes, and then rinse with cold water. Apply cooking spray and continue with cooking the salmon until cooked through. You can add in vinaigrette, and to make it, whisk sesame oil, lime zest and juice together, and add some salt and pepper into a small bowl. To serve, combine the noodles, asparagus, and vinaigrette in a bowl, add heated cucumber and avocado, and finally, add salmon.
For a good rice salad, simply heat some oil in a skillet, add onions and stir often. When the onion reaches a brownish color, add chickpeas, cumin, and salt to the skillet. Combine rice with some mint and parsley in a larger bowl. Toss well until thoroughly combined.
As you may have noticed, there are a lot of foods that are your allies in this battle against your own belly fat. So start cooking your way to victory! For more information, you can join our online weight loss cooking basics class.