The weight loss process is like marriage – not too difficult, but quite exciting if you do it right. If you know what the right foods are, you can eat them in heavy amounts and come up with all kinds of combinations. Ideally, you should opt for foods with no calories. Although they are called zero calorie foods, they still come with up to 50 calories for 3 ounce servings, but they stimulate fat burning right away.
Most people peel cucumbers before eating them raw or dropping them in salads. What they do not know is the fact that the peel has more nutrients than the core. A cup of chopped cucumbers will only bring in 15 calories, while the large water content will put your hunger to sleep.
If you want to lose weight without too much effort and enjoy the waist of a bee, you need to have grapefruit on a regular basis. It has around 40 calories and can bring in some powerful antioxidants.
A celery serving barely has 5 calories – close to nothing. Moreover, having celery on a regular basis will help defining your muscles and burning fat.
Apples are rich in pectin – a soluble fiber that can also be purchased in supplement form. It is essential for quick and healthy digestion. Eat apples raw.
Seaweed refers to multiple types of marine algae. Although some types of seaweed can be disgusting in taste and odors, they are extremely healthy. A serving has around 6 calories and given its nutrients, it can prevent fat accumulation from foods.
Asparagus might be a bit more expensive than other vegetables, but a good serving will only bring in 20 calories. It balances the blood sugar and destroys fat cells.
A heavy melon serving has 80 calories. However, it has a huge amount of water and its nutrients help you lose the excessive weight by clearing toxins off your body.
Broccoli and other vegetables from the same family are mandatory if you want to lose weight. They have about 25 calories per serving and can be cooked in multiple ways. They bring in vegetal protein, fiber and antioxidants.
You can abuse salad because it only has 4 calories while supporting your body with the most common nutrients. Spinach, for example, is exceptionally healthy.
Mushrooms barely have 25 calories and fortify your immune system, as well as the digestive tract. They can prevent colon cancer.
You cannot lose weight without vitamins A and C, so you need bell pepper on a regular basis. It is rich in powerful antioxidants and helps digestion with only 30 calories. Recipes are quite varied too.
With just 15 calories, a butternut squash serving helps losing those unwanted fat deposits due to the high amounts of fiber. They can be eaten in all kinds of recipes.
Often referred to as zucchini, courgettes have around 17 calories, but they include huge amounts of antioxidants. You can cook them or eat them raw in salads.
A serving of horseradish has 27 calories and goes in salads, soups and smoothies. There are more types of horseradish out there and they all have similar properties.
Carrots have about 50 calories, but there is nothing to worry about. They balance the blood sugar and help your body against water retention.
The summertime is ideal to abuse tomatoes because they only have 17 calories. You can also marinate them for the wintertime. They go with all kinds of foods and can be eaten raw too.
With just 25 calories in 3 ounces, cauliflower can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and burn calories in no time if cooked accordingly. Steam cooking it is the way to go.
Beetroot is also known as the medication vegetable with just 40 calories and the most powerful antioxidants you can have. Nothing beats it.
Kale has 23 calories in 3 ounces and is rich in nutrients. It makes a good ally against excessive weight, but it also boosts your energy – excellent for a good meal before hitting the gym.
Cabbage has less than 25 calories in 3 ounces. Its efficiency depends on how you cook it. Ideally, you should eat in raw in salads. It has a high amount of nutrients if boiled as a soup too. However, some of the nutrients will be gone if you fry it or cook it in an oven.
All in all, these 20 super foods can easily be abused. The amount of calories they have is insignificant. Even if you get a calorie “overdose” from them, they will be gone in no time due to the “overdose” of nutrients and antioxidants as well.