If you’re serious about your weight loss, you know you need to change your habits. It isn’t just learning how to exercise or dieting, in many ways it’s more about actually bringing habits into your life that are more healthy, and that just so happen to also be good for weight loss. Part of that process is figuring out what foods are conducive to weight loss, and which foods aren’t as helpful.
Here are three foods that you need to add into your diet and always have on hand if you want to get a handle on your weight loss:
- Salmon. Fish in general is good for you, and an important part of getting a balanced diet. It’s a great way to get protein without having to rely on red meat. Salmon, in particular, is especially healthy. It’s chock full of Omega-3 fatty acids which, along with that protein, will help keep hunger at bay. If you purchase canned salmon you can use it as a replacement for tuna on a sandwich. (Just make sure that you choose a low-fat and low-calorie salad dressing, otherwise you’re defeating the purpose.) Canned wild salmon is not that expensive, and is a great way to get those important nutrients for just a few calories.
- Sweet potatoes. Technically, these aren’t a potato at all, but a different sort of root vegetable. That’s a good thing, too, because potatoes are full of starch and carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and they’re also a great place to get fiber. You can replace potatoes in many setting with sweet potatoes, as well. You can bake them, you can roast them and you can even mash them. The key with sweet potatoes is to cook them all the way through, and a great way to do that is by slicing the larger ones into medallions. You’ll also want to peel them before you eat them. They’re good cold, so they make decent leftovers as well.
- Rice. Brown rice, especially, is both nutritious, low in calorie count and high in fiber. It’s a great side dish, and it makes wonderful filler. You can even have it as a hot cereal at breakfast time, and it goes well with a sprinkling of cinnamon and some skim milk. It’s pretty inexpensive, and even more so if you buy it in bulk.