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10 Surprising Foods for Weight Loss
September 14, 2012
|Marilyn and I hope you're well and reaping the benefits of adding natures super foods to your diet!
Today we thought we'd share with you 10 surprising foods for weight loss.
Get Egged On
Overweight adults who ate two eggs for breakfast lost 65 percent more weight (and felt more energetic) than those who started the morning with an equally caloric bagel, recent studies show.
Other findings reveal that egg eaters consume 300 fewer calories per day, adding up to a loss of three pounds per month.
Eggs help level out blood sugar, provide energy-boosting protein and are full of nutrients.
If you don’t want or have time for eggs in the morning, why not have them for linch or dinner instead.
The Power of Sauer
The fermented cabbage called sauerkraut contains a “friendly” bacteria proven to enhance digestion, speed up weight loss and boost immunity.
Rich in vitamins and potassium, sauerkraut has just 27 calories per serving.
Load up your sandwich, heat it as a side dish or pile it onto a baked potato.
Rich, creamy, filling and healthy.
Once you go Greek (as in Greek plain yogurt) for breakfast, a snack or even dessert, it’s easy to forego those midnight fridge raids (not to mention that midmorning snack attack).
Opt for the version with two-percent fat as it’s more satisfying, with heaping doses of calcium, protein and good bacteria.
Deemed “the supergrain of the future”, quinoa is a high-fiber and high-protein replacement for rice that’s packed with nutrients (and gluten-free, as well).
Since this grain is so high in fiber, quinoa can help prevent overeating and thus help with weight loss.
Artichokes are the perfect weight loss food, an amazing source of fiber.
One boiled artichoke has 150 calories, with over 10 grams of protein and plenty of calcium and folic acid.
For a great snack, have a steamed artichoke with your favorite light—mayo, hummus, or Italian dressing as the fat source.
As you’ve probably deduced, fiber is your friend when it comes to weight loss.
Barley’s packed with fiber, helping food digest smoothly as it curbs hunger for hours.
This whole grain has promoted weight loss for over 2,000 years, even impressing ancient physicians who endorsed it for shedding pounds.
Beans and more Beans
Beans are probably the healthiest food on earth.
Over and above their antioxidants, they regulate blood sugar to stave off cravings and bouts of overeating.
It’s a perfect balance of fiber, fuel and protein for increased satisfaction.
So don’t knock the “meatless” burrito or burger till you’ve tried it as most are loaded with black beans.
It might sound peculiar but canned tomato paste is a great weight-loss food, providing five grams of dietary fiber per half-cup.
We recommend opening a can to thicken spaghetti sauce and tortillas.
It’s a great fat-free satisfier, plus an excellent source of fuel.
Take it to the Flax
Here’s where a little addition to your food results in subtraction…on the scale.
Ground flaxseed is the number-one key food for weight loss, due to its high amount of fiber.
Sprinkle two tablespoons a day on top of cereal or fat-free yogurt to give you more for your chew.
Eating more (and better snacks) is key to any weight-loss strategy, making you far less likely to gorge on belt-busting meals.
So enjoy 10 almonds with a piece of fruit.
These nuts are high in fiber, quick to grab and excellent on the go.
Stir- Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables and Beef
This recipe pairs fried rice with thinly-sliced steak and a variety of Asian veggies.
And you'll have it on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Prep: 15 min.
Cook: 12 min.
Total: 27 min.
1 pouch (10 oz.) frozen brown rice
1 sirloin or top round steak (8 oz., 3/4" thick), thinly sliced
2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
2 tsp. canola oil
1 bag (14 oz.) frozen asian vegetable mix or stir-fry vegetable
1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh ginger
2 tsp. finely minced garlic
1/2 c. diagonally sliced scallions
1/2 c. coarsely chopped dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the steak with 1 Tbs. of the soy sauce.
Toss to mix.
3. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat.
Add the oil.
Place the steak in a single layer and cook without stirring, for 1 minute, to brown.
Cook 1 more minute, stirring once or twice, until all the pink in the meat is gone.
With a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the meat to a clean dish and set aside.
4. Add the frozen vegetables to the pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add the steak, scallions, peanuts, rice, and the remaining 1 Tbs. soy sauce.
Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until heated through.
Fat 15.8 g.
Saturated Fat 2.4 g.
Sodium 514.1 mg.
Carbohdrates 33.9 g.
Total Sugars 4.6 g.
Dietary Fiber 5.7 g.
Protein 23.2 g.
...unfortunately, that's all the time we have for today.
We hope this information helps and you found some value in this edition!
Until next time, we want you to,
Live Longer & Live Younger!
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