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Best summer foods to help lose weight

Apr 17, 2015 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

With summers finally here, who doesn’t want to control their diet and stay in shape. So in this post we shall discuss some summer treats which you can try. These foods are sure to help you stay fit by boosting your metabolism and at the same time they are so delicious that they will help you control the cravings.

Many of us choose to either go for strict diet plans which make us starve, or try vigorous exercising to lose weight in the smallest time span. Nutritionists however suggest that the best way to lose weight is by doing exercise along with eating healthy foods. So do try these diet foods to not just enhance your metabolism but also to stay fresh, beautiful and lose those extra pounds.

1. Strawberries


Strawberries are one of the most delicious summer treats, but apart from that they are very low in calories though rich in vitamin C in fibre. Research has also shown that strawberries help in dissolving the body fats. So try eating a few strawberries with a small meal for lunch and see some great changes.

2. Apricots

apricotsApricots are another sweet but low in calories summer treat which also help in fulfilling the body’s requirements of Vitamin A. The reason that makes them an excellent diet food is the presence of fiber in them. Since fiber is an insoluble substance, it absorbs water and helps control the hunger pangs by making you feel like your stomach’s already full. At the same time it improves metabolism by allowing food materials to smoothly pass through the digestive system, and so helps avoid constipation which is often a problem for those who are dieting.

3. Iceberg Lettuce Leaves

iceberg lettuce leavesIn case you want to keep enjoying the regular meals your family is eating every day along with watching your weight, then salad leaves are an excellent choice. You can use them as an alternative to rice, bread or even pasta. So instead of starving yourselves of those delicious side dishes, you can substitute the naans and rice easily with lettuce leaves. They can be used as wraps or buns and even for dishes like lasagna.

4. Watermelon

watermelonA watermelon diet is another great option for the summers as watermelon are not just great in taste but also helps keep the body hydrated. It is also an antioxidant and source of vitamin A and C. The amount of sugar in a watermelon is approximately only 5 to 6% while the rest of it is all water. So if you are willing enough, try a watermelon diet and substitute one or two meals a day with watermelon to lose weight quickly. To learn more about this diet and plan it for yourself, see this article How to lose weight by using watermelon

So this summer, do give these foods a try in your diet plan this summer and they’ll surely not just help you lose weight but also bring a nice healthy glow to your face.

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