The basic rule of nutrition for anyone looking to stay thin is to burn more calories than they consume. Technically, this means one may choose one or both of two options. The first and easier option is to consume foods that are low in calories. Foods that are low in calories ensure that you have enough energy to go about your daily work routine and social life without feeling exhausted or moody. The other option is to exercise daily so as to get rid of extra calories consumed during meal times. People looking to stay thin prefer to combine both methods for the best results.
Fitness experts are of the opinion that the best chances of success at staying thin are achieved by eating only the right foods. The following are the best foods to stay in shape and looking great.
Eating vegetables fills you up, hydrates your body and provides it with vitamins and minerals that are not only guaranteed to keep you thin but give your skin a youthful glow. Vegetables are nutrient dense- this means that a small portion goes a long way in nourishing your body. Cruciferous vegetables like brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower contain negative calories. This means that they contain fewer calories than required to digest them and thus, are perfect for keeping you thin.
Fruits are delicious and succulent and that makes them the perfect option for snacking, meal replacement, guilt-free dessert and healthy drinks. The beauty of fruits, as is the case with vegetables, is that they can be transform high calorie desserts into low-calorie pies, crumbles and tarts. Fruits are fibrous and aid in digestion too. They are full of mineral and vitamin goodness to keep you in the best health. They are also low in carbohydrates and artery-clogging fats.
Processed grains are a no-no for anyone looking to stay thin. White bread, doughnuts, cream puffs, pretzels, hotdog and burger buns, and all kinds of goodies found in the bakery made from white floor should be avoided or eaten minimally. You should focus on consuming whole grains. The beauty of whole grains is that they are have undergone little or no processing. Therefore, they have not been stripped of fiber and nutrients. Fibrous whole grains keep you full for longer and keep cravings at bay.
Last, but certainly not least, is every thin person’s best friend, water. Health experts recommend that you drink eight glasses of water a day. Further, it is recommended that you drink a glass of water every time you feel hungry. Most times we wrongly interpret dehydration to be hunger and eat while our bodies just needed a glass of water. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning to cleanse your system. You should also drink water before meals to ensure you consume less once you start eating. Drink your water however you like it, cold, hot, warm or in herbal teas, such as green tea for fabulous results.