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A Guide to Combinations of Foods to Help You Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight, you can use a combination of different foods. All of them contain different nutrients that work together perfectly. This is why certain combinations of foods will help you deal with hunger, stay full for a longer time, and burn fat and calories.

With 5-Minute Crafts, you’ll find out which combinations of foods can help us lose weight.

Avocado with spinach or cabbage

Spinach and cabbage are low in calories but they contain a lot of nutrients. However, it’s hard to feel full after such a salad. But you can fix the problem by adding avocado. It contains monounsaturated fats to help you deal with hunger. Plus, vegetables are metabolized better with avocado.

Vegetable soup with beans

Adding a vegetable soup to your lunch is a great decision. The liquid will fill the stomach and there won’t be much space left for more caloric foods. Many people eat 20% fewer calories when they start their day off with some soup.

Adding beans or peas rich in fiber and protein will make the soup even more nutritious.

Chicken and pepper

You probably know that chicken breast is the perfect food for losing weight. Even though it’s low in calories, it contains a lot of protein. The protein takes a long time to digest, so you feel full for a longer time.

Cayenne pepper sauce or spice can make the meal even more useful for losing weight. Add pepper to chicken and it will help you burn calories, while the protein will keep you full.

Minced beef and mushrooms

It seems impossible, but eating hamburgers and losing weight is actually a thing. To do this, make the hamburgers yourself and replace 50% of the minced beef with cut mushrooms.

With mushrooms, you can make any beef meal lighter while still being tasty. Besides, the mushrooms can help you keep a stable blood sugar level so you won’t feel hungry.

Beef and broccoli

Beef contains a lot of the protein and iron our bodies need to create red blood cells that deliver oxygen to our organs. This is why a lack of red blood cells often makes us feel tired. Broccoli contains vitamin C, helping the body absorb iron. Half a glass will give you 65% of your daily norm of vitamin C.

That being said, a beef steak with broccoli can be a great combination of foods that will keep you energized. And you can have an active lifestyle.

Eggs, black beans, and peppers

If you want to lose weight, have eggs for breakfast. This way, you will eat less during the day. The eggs can be accompanied by black beans and peppers rich in fiber. The meal will be very satisfying.

Salmon and sweet potato

Salmon is the main source of omega-3 fats. They, in turn, help us get rid of fat.

Salmon with sweet potato is a nutritious but light meal. Despite a low-calorie count, it contains a lot of protein and fiber.

Tacos for those who want to lose weight

The main problem with diet meals is their bland taste. Eating foods without a bright taste all the time may lead to eating unhealthy foods too often. This is why it’s important to keep your diet balanced and still eat something tasty. Fish tacos are a great choice.

  • Make them from white fish rich in protein with little fat.
  • Choose whole-wheat bread that contains enough fiber.
  • Add a bit of salsa that is rich in vitamins.

Oatmeal and walnuts

If you want to lose weight, you should have fiber in your diet. The body can’t break it down, so it takes a long time to digest.

Oatmeal is a great source of fiber. Add walnuts rich in fiber and protein and you will feel full for a long time.

Cauliflower and olive oil

Cauliflower is a low-calorie, diet food. It has a low glycaemic index (GI) that shows how a meal affects the blood sugar level.

It’s believed that vegetables with a low GI help people to lose weight more than those with starch, like peas and corn. Cauliflower can be sprinkled with olive oil and fried to make it taste better. The fat from olive oil will make this meal more nutritious.

Yogurt and raspberries

Yogurt can help you burn fat. People that eat a lot of calcium and vitamin D lose more fat. Eat yogurts that are rich in vitamin D, giving you 35% of the daily norm of calcium.

If you add half a glass of raspberries, the meal will be sweet and richer in fiber.

Apple and pistachios

Apples and pistachios are a great snack. They contain protein, good fats, and fiber to fight hunger.

These nuts are among those that contain the fewest calories. Plus, peeling pistachios slows down the process and prevents you from overeating.

Dark chocolate and almonds

A lot of people believe that they should give up on sweets completely to lose weight. But it might actually lead to overeating.

Eat dark chocolate with a little sugar as a dessert. Add almonds because they contain a lot of protein and support a stable blood sugar level. Such a dessert will satisfy you and make you feel full.

Eggs, spinach, and avocado oil

1 big egg contains around 6 grams of protein. Eggs also contain arginine amino acid. A study showed that obese women that ate arginine for 12 weeks lost around 6 pounds and 2.5 inches around their waists.

It’s better to eat eggs with a lot of spinach rich in fiber and iron, making your muscles stronger. Eating thylakoids — membranes of green spinach leaves — also helps you lose weight. Sprinkle your eggs and spinach with some olive oil to add monounsaturated fats.

Green tea with lemon

A cup of green tea will give you a boost of energy. It contains antioxidants called catechins that help burn calories and fat.

4 cups of such tea every day helps to lose weight and decrease arterial pressure. Add lemon to help the body absorb healthy antioxidants.

Chicken, cabbage, and barley

Like we said before, chicken is a great source of non-fat protein that helps you grow muscles and feel full for a long time.

Combine chicken breast with leafy greens, such as cabbage. You can also add whole grains, such as barley, to give yourself more fiber and protein.

Water with lemon and cucumbers

Detox water can help you lose weight. Water with tasty and natural ingredients makes you drink it more. You can also add nutritious ingredients, improving your metabolism.

Add pieces of cucumber rich in vitamins C and K, and squeeze a little lemon into the water to decrease the appetite.

Apples, peanut butter, and cinnamon

Apples and peanut butter are a classic combination for losing weight. Monounsaturated fats in peanut butter will keep you full for a long time. And apples are low in calories and rich in fiber. One average apple contains around 100 calories and 14% of the daily norm of fiber. You can add cinnamon, which has a positive effect on losing weight.

Cut an apple into pieces, put some peanut butter on the top, and add cinnamon. Choose a nut butter with a good composition.

Cottage cheese, berries, and almonds

Cottage cheese is a great source of slowly metabolized protein. The amino acid, tryptophan, in cottage cheese helps you feel full for a longer time and has a positive effect on sleep.

Combine cottage cheese with strawberries and raspberries rich in antioxidants. And a handful of almonds will give you good fats and additional protein.

Potatoes with olive oil and pepper

Potatoes contain a lot of potassium that helps us fight extra weight. Studies show that potatoes make you feel even fuller than brown rice and oatmeal, which are rich in fiber.

Of course, fried potatoes and French fries won’t help you lose weight. You should bake potatoes with olive oil and add some pepper that contains piperine, helping you lower the cholesterol level.

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