Tired of having foods that are off limits?
Tired of trying to decide if a food is healthy or unhealthy, or portioning out how much you are allowed to have?
Not reaching your weight loss goals because of overconsumption.
These 7 foods may just be the answer you are looking for, because you can eat them as much as you like!
High in water and fiber, these foods are nutrition powerhouses, but are also very filling.
This means they satisfy you and help fuel you up – and in whatever quantity you would like!
Here are 7 foods you can eat as much as you want:
- Celery – You have probably heard celery referred to as a zero calorie food, and one that is good for any one on a diet and trying to lose weight. That is because it is loaded with water and high in fiber. These things make it a very filling option that is great for eating raw, or adding in to soups and stews!
- Cabbage – A member of he cruciferous family, cabbage is a water packed vegetable that has so many uses. Not only can you cook it and add it into your stir fries or turn it into delicious cabbage rolls, but it is also a perfect vegetable to ferment. Fermenting vegetables increases the content of healthy bacteria, making them gut friendly and improving digestion and gut function. In addition, cabbage is a source of sulphur, a mineral that is important for facilitating the development of healthy skin, nails and hair.
- Cauliflower - Another member of the cruciferous family, cauliflower has become a big vegetable in terms of its many uses. No longer is it being just steamed or turned into cauliflower soup. Instead, now, it is used for cauliflower rice, cooked and then added to smoothies and smoothie bowls, and is great for making a creamy vegan sauce with no cream at all! Get creative and try out this fiber packed vegetable in a new way tonight!
- Grapefruit – Very low in sugar, grapefruit is a filling fruit that is one of the most highly recommended weight loss foods. Provided you don’t dose it with sugar (and enjoy the sour flavor), it has an amazing water content and is perfect to enjoy for breakfast. In addition, grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and lycopene, two powerful antioxidants that help rid the body of toxins.
- Spinach – If you haven’t jumped on board the green smoothie trend, piling spinach into your blender with your fruit, ice and other superfoods, you’ve been missing out! Spinach doesn’t have a strong flavor, making it ideal to add to smoothies, soups, or anything that needs a little healthy green boost. Add to that the fact that it is packed with water, high in antioxidants and a source of B vitamins, and there’s not much of a reason you shouldn’t add it in at every chance you get!
- Kale – High in fiber, antioxidants and magnesium, kale is one of the most nutrient rich leafy greens available. Although it may seem tough at the outset, , this is because of its high fiber content, and enjoying the kale with a source of fat such as avocado or coconut oil can help soften the hearty vegetable.
- Zucchini – There’s a reason that the new trend is for zucchini oats, or zoats! This vegetable is packed with water and has a fairly neutral flavor. That means you can add it into dishes (like your porridge) and get a health boost, without adding in lots of extra calories. In addition, you get extra water and also an added dose of fiber. Use it in your oats, add it into your smoothies, put it in stir fries, soups and stews, or spiralize it to use for pasta!
By: Emma Richards