Does your favorite food help you become fit and fab? When we say fit foods, we only think of low carbs, but it’s more than that. Having the body that you want comes from 20% exercise, 80% foods, and 100% mindset. So, aside from how you think and behave and your fitness program, the major thing you should be mindful of is what you eat.
Losing weight and getting fit has been a long struggle for many. Some of the basic guidelines or the nutritional keys you should remember, though, is to increase your protein intake, high fiber foods, and those with low calorie counts, that will make you burn more calories. Also, the food should reduce your hunger and make you feel full longer to prevent you from overeating.
The items below are examples of delicious foods you can eat which is helpful if you want to have a fit and fab body.
1. Low Carb Nuts
First in the list is our favorite nuts since they’re delicious, contain healthy fats and protein, and they’re satisfying and filling. But it would be nuts if you’ll eat all of them; choose the low carb ones such as macadamia, almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts.
2. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is rich in protein, Omega-3, and fiber and is one of the easiest yet tastiest to make. Be sure to use whole grain bread and mashed or sliced avocados, then experiment on it by putting on pepper, an egg, low carb nuts, and sea salt.
An oatmeal breakfast can make you stay full till lunch. Aside from that, it’s a superb source of soluble fiber, keeping your cholesterol levels down. Grab a bowl of oats and make it tastier by putting in low-fat milk, nuts, and fruits.
4. Complete Salad Delight
Greens are always on our top list of healthy, low-calorie food for diet. Sometimes, you may think it can get quite bland and boring but the truth is you can make your salad more colorful, fuller, and tastier. Throw in some fresh vegetables such as crunchy cabbage or lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes, chopped sweet potatoes, hard boiled eggs, chicken, cooked beans, and nuts, for a complete meal.
5. Vegetable Soup
Think of greens and some root crops in a big bowl of hot vegetable soup will not only warm you but also fill your tummy with a bunch of nutrients. It’ll be more amazing to add more protein such as chicken or beans, then cook them in a Non-Stick Sauce Pan.
6. Roasted Veggies
Another one to add on the roster of vegetable dishes are the roasted veggies. Throw in your chopped sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, squash, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower in the oven, toss them with olive oil and sprinkle some kosher salt for a flavorful bunch.
7. Stir-Fry Tofu
Aside from avocados, this one’s also a meatless protein-rich favorite. Stir-fry tofu is a hot, healthy, crispy, and tasty lean meat-substitute you’ll surely love. Use virgin coconut oil or olive oil on Non-Stick Fry Pan when stir-frying.
8. Meatless Wheat Pasta
You can surely eat pasta even if you’re trying to be fit, just use the wheat one for more nutrients and fiber. Cook your meatless wheat pasta in olive oil and throw in some chopped tomatoes, olives, onions, garlic, bell pepper, roasted veggies, low carb nuts, and shrimps for added protein and sprinkle some ground pepper and sea salt for a more flavorful surprise.
9. Grilled Chicken
This lean, low in fat and protein-rich dish is simple to make. Make it more interesting by marinating it in lemon, garlic, onions, pepper, and rosemary. Grilled chicken is probably the healthiest chicken dish to cook.
10. Combo Protein Smoothie
Bring in a variety of vitamins, protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, and fiber you can think of by putting in greens, fruits, low carb nuts, and low-fat milk. A combo protein smoothie is your answer for a filling, nutrition-packed, energy replenishing, weight loss buddy that you can drink at home, or bring in the office or in the gym by putting it in a Glass Bottle with Stainless Steel Cap.
11. Baked Fish
Fish, as we all know, is high in protein and a good source of healthy Omega-3 fats, which can increase satiety and is a perfect alternative to fatty red meats. You can easily marinade your baked fish with olive oil, garlic, pepper, and a bit of soy sauce for that extra flavor.
12. Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
You can eat crispy fries without the fear of having high cholesterol. Bake your sweet potato fries instead of your usual potatoes, for those complex carbs and fiber your palate and tummy would want.
13. Fruit Salad
We usually prepare fruit salad as a dessert on special occasions. Now, you can prep it for a treat for the whole week. Put in some sliced melon, watermelon, oranges, pear, apples, mangoes, peaches, strawberries, cherries, coconuts, and even avocados. Avoid the heavy creams, milk, or mayo, instead, opt for honey, citrus juice, or yogurt. You can store some in Large Ice Cube Tray with Lid for days of consumption.
14. Classic Popcorn
The classic popcorn is one of the easiest, low-calorie, high fiber snacks you can grab, that can make you feel full for long. Sprinkle it with a bit of salt if it’s not flavored.
15. Low-Sugar Chocolate Pudding
They say never to deprive yourself of chocolates, and you may agree. Just go for the low-calorie, low sugar but still tasty chocolate pudding.
Always keep stock of yogurts in your fridge. Whatever kind that may be, whether plain, Greek, or fruity, it’s helpful to maintain or reduce your waistline. This tasty, creamy treat is good for the guts, contains protein and calcium, and is linked with weight loss.
17. Beef Steak
Our favorite meaty dish packed with protein and iron. Beefsteak is perfect to build stronger muscles during workouts and burn calories your fast. A Premium Large Bamboo Cutting Board is a perfect tool where you can cut your juicy steak.
Whether hard-boiled, sunny side up, basic scrambled, or an omelet with small chopped greens and cottage cheese, eggs is undeniably one of the best and cheapest options to up our protein, necessary to build muscle, burn calories, and help us stay fit. Eating eggs for breakfast or lunch can satisfy and fill you and allow you to consume few calories throughout the day.
19. Banana with Peanut Butter
Good old bananas are one of the best sources of complex carbs for energy, potassium for proper muscle and heart function. A yummy combination of banana with peanut butter will give you the carbs, potassium, and protein necessary before or after your workout.
20. Cottage Cheese
Do you know that cottage cheese is actually low in calories and is protein-packed? You can mix it with your eggs, include some on your salad, or spread it on your sandwiches, and still get the benefits of losing weight and getting fit.
Our palate always wants what’s flavorful or delicious, no matter how unhealthy or fattening they can be, but that shouldn’t always be the case. As you see, it’s not only about the amount of food to take in but also choosing the right ones, without compromising their taste.
At the end of the day, the real recipe to having a fit and fab body is consistency to your diet or food program, and being confident on how you present yourself.