Like many Americans, we all are trying to take off a few pounds. Some of us are trying to take of larger quantities not just for vanity, but because doctors are telling us we need to lose weight to alleviate symptoms of obesity related diseases.
To jump start your dieting program, think of incorporating some of these surprising foods that can help you reach your desired weight.
Cinnamon helps control the bodies after meal insulin spike. A little bit of this spice will help your body burn energy longer which in turn helps you not to feel hungry. This action curbs the chance of you reaching for more foods even after your stomach is full. Cinnamon has also been found healthy to those with diabetes by lowering triglyceride levels. It even lowers cholesterol and blood pressure in those who do not suffer from diabetes.
Add a teaspoon a day to oatmeal, toast, tea or even coffee. Sprinkle a little over salads, perhaps a salad containing pears.
Pears have been found to contain high amounts of fiber. More importantly, it's pectin fiber. This type of fiber helps control blood sugar which keeps those hunger pangs at bay. If between meal snacking keeps sabotaging your diet, then pears are for you.
Simply eat the pear whole throughout the day. Cut up and add to romaine lettuce with walnuts for a light lunch.
Hot Red Pepper might not be on your daily menu but it should be. Hot peppers contain capsaicin which gives the pepper their heat. In recent studies, capsaicin has been found to suppress the appetite. If you consume hot chili peppers in the morning expect to eat much less for lunch. Now this might not be the most appealing breakfast ingredient but when it comes to foods that help you lose weight this is a great one to eat.
Add some chilies to an omelet in the morning; make sure it's egg white only. Spread some chilies on a piece of whole grain toast for a spicy pick-me-up breakfast.
Vinegar has amazing properties in how it interacts with the body. Vinegar has been proven to slow the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. This effect makes you feel much fuller for a longer period of time.
If you find your diet deterrents are refined carbs such as white breads, crackers and sugars you will find vinegar to be your shield. Vinegar counteracts the quick rise of your blood sugar after eating such foods. This phenomenon basically keeps you from reaching for more refined foods and levels your body's response to them.
Dip your breads into vinegar before eating. Use vinegar as a salad dressing with a bit of olive oil. Add some vinegar to your eggs in the morning.
So there are some four surprising foods that help curb your appetite and make you feel fuller for longer periods of time. All this will stop you from reaching for more snacks during the day, which in turn helps you reach your weight loss goals.