Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Watch My Weight Wednesday! Yummy foods that help promote weight loss!

Hello Everyone!  I have news!  We invested in a treadmill!  So now I can run in the comforts of my home.
My new goal is to get on it everyday.  I am open to any tips you may have about running on a treadmill.

Here is a list of yummy foods that help promote weight loss!

Tomatoes: very low in calories, source of vitamin A, C and antioxidants. Use cooked and raw. Try halved tomatoes sprinkled with parmesan cheese and broiled until cheese melts.

Green tea: metabolism booster, rich in antioxidants. Try iced or hot. Green tea can be mixed with black tea if you don’t care for the taste. Add a sprig of mint or lemon for variety.

Broccoli: high in fiber, folate vitamins A and C, low in calories. Stir fry broccoli with garlic and scallions with a splash of soy sauce for an oriental treat.

Apples: An apple before each meal helps you lose weight. High in pectin and fiber so you feel full longer. Bake apples with the center filled with walnuts and a sprinkle of brown sugar.

Spinach: High in antioxidants, vitamins A, K, B and C. Dress a raw spinach salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing. Add a sliced hard boiled egg and you almost have a perfect meal.

Walnuts: source of protein, healthy fat and fiber. Add chopped walnuts to yogurt to boost the protein and add some fiber. Or to cooked brown rice for a bit of crunch. Other nuts to try include almonds and hazelnuts.

Oats: the long cooking kind takes only 5 minutes and is a better source of fiber than quick cooking. Oats have been shown to decrease cholesterol. Oats are not just for breakfast add them to meatloaf or meat balls for extra fiber.

Blueberries: the miracle berry, full of vitamins and antioxidants. Blueberries in a salad are an extra treat. Add a handful of blueberries in the blender with a fruit smoothie.

Garlic: great for cooking and for your health. Reduces cholesterol and blood pressure. Garlic mellows considerably when cooked. Throw several cloves into the water when you’re making pasta then smash and add to the sauce.

This is a blog hop! Post your recipes, tips, and your weight loss stories! It can be a new post or an older one that you would like to share.

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Christina said...

I wish we could get a treadmill but there is just no room for one! I feel like I would run a lot more if I didn't have to leave my house or deal with the elements!

Lis said...

I wish I had room for a treadmill! I love the treadmill, but alas I must go down to the local community center to use one.

Love all the foods! I'm glad I eat them on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Ooooh-La-La! This list (and blog) is just what I need to trim my tummy before the holidays. Just got home from a family vacation and I'm still eating like I'm on vacay... Thanks for the list of healthful goodies! (PS> I'm a new follower.)

Jo's Health Corner said...

Great info!

Mandy said...

Thank you so much for these. You're such a gem! :-) I'm planning to lose some weight without being deprived of the delicious foods around.

Michele@FitFoodista said...

Hi! Thanks for friending me on Food Buzz...that's how I found your blog party :) Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Jeanette said...

This is a great list, all whole foods, you can't go wrong. Great post!

Aubrey West said...

Thanks for the list of list of healthy foods. This would be a great help for weight loss.