Best Foods for Weight Management
Here at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, we offer our patients a variety of ways to achieve a more fit and sculpted appearance. The best way to maintain these results is a healthy diet and regular physical activity, especially continuing those daunting New Year’s Resolutions. A healthy diet rich in nutrients, protein and healthy fats will help support your metabolism and energy levels to get you through your busiest days. Here are some of the best foods for weight management.
What Foods Should I Add to My Diet?
- Leafy Greens
- Greens such as kale, spinach, collards, swiss chard etc. are nutrient powerhouses. They are low in calories, high in vitamins and fiber, which aids and improves the digestive process. If you’re not a fan of eating greens alone, they can easily be incorporated in fruit smoothies for a sweeter take.
- Salmon is an oilier fish that keeps you full for a long time and offers vital omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, supports a healthy metabolism, and plays a role in weight management.
- Cruciferous Vegetables
- Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts are all considered to be cruciferous vegetables. Surprisingly, these vegetables contain a substantial amount compared to other non-animal foods. High fiber, low energy density foods such as these are perfect for weight loss.
- Lean Beef & Chicken Breast
- Unprocessed lean meat is a very fulfilling, high-protein food that is a weight loss essential for many people. Protein is the most fulfilling nutrient, so lean meat is great for keeping your metabolism and hunger levels right.
- Cottage Cheese
- Cottage cheese is relatively low in fat and high in protein making it a great food for weight loss. Cottage cheese will help you stay full and would make a great mid-day snack.
- While fruit contains sugar (naturally occurring), fruit is also high in fiber and can be better way to feed your sweet tooth.
- Nuts are high in healthy fats and protein making them a great weight management snack in moderation.
- A rather unsung hero, homemade soup is a great way to incorporate lots of vegetables, proteins and grains into one low-fat meal. Also, the high-water content makes it easier to digest.
It is very important to remember that not all calories are created equal. Reducing your caloric intake is not the only way to maintain your weight, you will want to be sure that the calories that you are eating are fueling your body.
If you are interested in weight management plans or nutritional plans that will help you accelerate your body transformation process, call 310.695.1051 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andre Berger to learn more.