If you are trying to lose weight, it can seem like your life suddenly becomes all about the restrictions on what you can eat. It is often this type of approach, that makes it difficult to follow a certain type of diet for any length of time. Fortunately, you do not have to forgo tasty foods in order to lose weight. Surprisingly, eating the following foods can help you reach your target weight without starving yourself.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, eating a handful of almonds each day, along with your typical healthy diet, can help you lose weight. Participants in the study reported an 18% loss of their body fat when they ate almonds daily for six months compared to those who ate complex carbs. Those participants lost only 11% of their body fat.
However, considering the many benefits of these amazing nuts, it shouldn’t be so surprising that aiding weight loss is one of them. Almonds are rich in vitamin E and potassium, and they are very helpful in regulating the levels of the so –called “good” and “bad” cholesterol. In a certain sense, they are fatty, but they are not “bacon-fatty” – almonds contain in mono-unsaturated fats, the best fats possible.
Consider all this the next time you are picking your afternoon snack and go for almonds instead of a sandwich or, God forbid, chips!