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5 Foods Your Mom Told You to Eat for Weight Loss

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Do you remember how many things your mom told you to eat as a child that you refused to? I do because I was still made to eat them. Now, as I grow old and do my own research, I realize how right she was. How right all the mothers usually are, because these are some of the common foods from every kitchen.

1. Green Leafy Vegetables

How many times do you remember your mom yelling at you to eat your greens? She knew what she was talking about. Green leafy vegetables like Kale and Spinach are rich with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber.

A healthy low-fat body can be achieved by adding leafy vegetables to your diet. Consumption of these green leafy vegetables does not only help you reach your health goal but also gives you the energy to exercise. These vegetables usually can be turned into delicious and healthy juices and smoothies and can be used as energy drinks, especially when you are exercising to lose weight.  If you don’t like eating them, then drink them!

2. Cereals

Cereals make up a main portion of a lot of diets. We usually have some form of cereal in our diet, for example, rice, maize, corn, wheat, barley, oats, etc. For people who don’t usually have time to cook the grains so instant is a viable option.

There are many kinds of cereal available in the market. They are one of the quick and healthy breakfast options for many. Some are specially targeted at weight loss. You can have yours with skimmed milk to avoid fat from the milk. Add slices of banana, blueberry, raspberry, organic honey, etc. to make it tastier and healthier.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most suggested options when it comes to weight loss diet. It is an acetic acid solution made from fermented apple juice. It is rich with an essential mineral micronutrient called Potassium; which is the main ingredient in it that aids weight loss.

The best way to take it is by adding a couple of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and making it a part of your pre-meal routine. Repeat this before every meal for best results. My mom had this in her routine, tried to get me into it, I follow it but not as regularly as she would like me to.

4. Chia

Chia has high fiber content and provides you with healthy fats that keep you from craving more food. One of the advice for weight loss is to have food that will keep you feeling full so that you don’t get cravings. Hence, it is also known for its appetite suppressing qualities and makes a great weight-loss food option.

5. Oats

Oatmeal is a staple healthy breakfast option for anyone going on a weight-loss journey. Oats have high protein content, which is why you find many protein bars have oats as their core ingredient.

Like cereals, oatmeal can be prepared with banana slices, healthy nuts, honey, etc. to make it a tastier breakfast. Like chia, oats also keep you feeling fuller and prevent you from eating excess food.

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