Now that spring’s officially here, it’s no secret most of us are dreading the bikini weather that’s in our very near future. The transition from cold weather comfort foods to warm weather clean eats is never easy. Many people let reality hit hard and start crash dieting; however, this does not need to be the case. If you’re looking to start getting in shape now, the addition of some key “super foods” to your diet is essential! Super foods are perfect for adding in important nutrients to your diet as well as keeping you fuller, longer. These foods implement weight-loss and benefit the metabolism. Here are 5 super foods that will satisfy your hunger, health, and taste buds!
Avocados are healthy fats that are loaded with fibers and proteins that keep you full and satisfied. They are proven to help melt that unwanted belly fat away!
Try: A piece of whole-wheat toast with a quarter to a half of an avocado spread on top. My personal favorite… add some Sriracha!
Oats are healthy carbs that work to burn fat and stimulate the metabolism. They are rich in fibers to help you feel fuller throughout an entire day!
Try: A bowl of your favorite (no sugar added) rolled oats to your breakfast a few days a week. Add in some fruit for healthy and organic sugars instead of opting for a sugar-filled oatmeal packet.
Blueberries are a great on the go snack, or an addition to some of your staple breakfast foods. The anti-oxidants in blueberries make them not only great for weight loss but for your skin as well. Blueberries foster digestion while simultaneously filling you up!
Try: Replacing the granola in your yogurt with some blueberries. This is a quick and simple way to improve your diet.
Another super food that adds fiber into your diet, broccoli contains a mere 30 calories per serving!
Try: Cooked or raw. You can stir it into your omelets, add it into your salad, or steam it as a side for your dinner!
5. Brown rice
Brown rice fosters a high amount of energy. This carb has a low-energy-density, meaning that it’s filling but low in calories…sounds good to me!
Try: Next time you’re out for your favorite sushi dinner, substitute white rice for brown. Or, steam a bowl for a hearty, but still healthy, meal!