5 Foods That Keep You Thin

It doesn’t really matter if you do kettlebell workouts, TRX Suspension training or some other fitness routine to lose weight and get fit. But if you’re going to go through the ‘torture,’ and do what it takes develop a hard, lean and tone body, you want to keep it that way.

Diets Are Overrated

Let’s face it, no one wants to stick to a boring diet of seaweed or frozen dinners for the rest of their lives. That’s why the fad diets don’t work. And you know as well as I do, most people can’t eat just one of those 100 calorie snack paks. You can only eat the same thing over and over again so many times. And once you snap, you snap big time. You also have the tendency to stay off course once you go off course. It’s kinda like the snowball effect. First it starts with chips, then maybe some ice cream, and then…

The key to staying lean and healthy is to learn how to eat properly and just make it a lifestyle. All you have to do is choose healthy foods and stop eating when you’re full. This is a list comprised of 5 foods with incredible health benefits. Of course there are several more. And don’t forget to get a good protein supplement. Protein is key to a lean body. And here are the top 5 foods that’ll keep you thin:

  1. Apples – They are a great source of dietary fiber.  Dietary fiber contributes to a healthy digestive system and reduced cholesterol.  It also helps curb those cravings with a little amount of calories.
  2. Almonds – A handful of almonds makes a great mid day snack.  A study in 2009 in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” found that women who ate nuts at least two times a week were more successful at keeping weight off than those who didn’t eat this food.
  3. Salmon – A 3 oz. serving has just 175 calories.  It’s also a great source of protein and a study published in the “International Journal of Obesity” found that women who ate salmon a few times a week lost about 2 more pounds than those who didn’t.
  4. Eggs – Research shows that eating eggs for breakfast can help fight weight gain all day long.  They are a great source of protein and protein helps you feel full, along with the many other benefits.  And according to the “International Journal of Obesity” those that ate 2 eggs for breakfast 5 days a week lost 65% more than those eating just a bagel for breakfast.
  5. Tomatoes – Like other foods high in fiber, they help keep you feeling satiated.  Plus, they’re pretty self-regulating.  You can’t really overeat starchy vegetables.  And they taste good.

Finding healthy foods that taste good is half the secret.  Along your journey you’ll discover wholesome, tastey, filling foods you prefer, that allow you to expand your choices while shrinking your waisteline.

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