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4 Healthy Foods to Eat When Trying to Fit Into a Dress

So you were randomly window shopping the internet or at a storefront and stumbled onto the perfect dress. This particular little number has everything you could possibly want…except for the size. Sensing that the opportunity is too good to pass up, you make the purchase anyway and decide to use this new addition to your wardrobe as a “thinspiration,” something that will encourage you to shave some pounds and keep them off. If you are looking for foods to favor while you work off the weight, look no further!

1- Nuts

Yes, nuts are known to be rich in fat, but not to the point that having them as a snack will stop you from fitting into something nice. More importantly, nuts are a great way to get protein, fiber and healthy fat into your diet; studies have shown that nuts help metabolisms and even contribute to weight loss. The key thing to remember with nuts is to only eat them in moderation.

2- Whole Eggs

While an excess of eggs is going to raise bad cholesterol levels for some, they are also more filling than refined carbs and rich in protein and fat. Multiple studies have shown that relying on eggs for protein helped people to lose weight. One of the most valuable things eggs have to offer is the yolks; almost all of the nutritional merit in an egg is found in the yolk.

3- Salmon

Salmon is a fatty fish that offers a surprisingly high amount of health benefits for its caloric content. A single serving of salmon contains notable amounts of protein, good fat and many nutrients. Seafood of any variety is also a notable source of iodine, a nutrient that is crucial to a properly working thyroid; a good thyroid means an optimal metabolism. The omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most promoted health benefits of salmon and this is because they do wonders for combating the inflammation that influences obesity and metabolic issues. If you are concerned about the tiny bones of salmon, you might want to consider herring, mackerel, sardines or trout to fill the same niche.

4- Boiled Potatoes

While white potatoes seem to be unfashionable, they contain a lot of health benefits. It is worth mentioning that potatoes contain at least a little bit of every nutrient the human body needs to grow; numerous accounts exist of people subsisting on nothing but potatoes for a prolonged period of time to little nutritional detriment. One of the highest nutrients found in spuds would be potassium, one of those nutrients that the average person fails to acquire in sufficient quantities and a known influencer of blood pressure. A system known as the Satiety Index was created to judge how filling different foods were to the human palette; boiled potatoes ranked at the top of its findings; i.e., eat some white boiled taters and you will get full much more quickly than you would with other foods. Now if you want to add even more nutrition to your serving of boiled potatoes, let them cool a bit; as the potatoes cool, fibrous starch will develop-starch helps with weight loss. If you are not too keen on potatoes or would like some variety, other options include sweet potatoes, turnips and any other root vegetable that you can think of.

A stone age diet breakfast fit for cavemen and kings alike

For those who have yet to discover the stone age diet, it is a diet that uses the ingredients that were available to people when we were hunter gatherers. It allows for ingredients that can be picked, gathered, and hunted. This is the diet that we evolved to, and this is the main reason that it is cited as the recipe that is most suited to our bodies. If ever one hears anyone describe this diet as the most recent in a long line of fad diets then this is the line that should be spoke in reply: this is the oldest diet known to man, and the one our bodies are most prepared for.

Here are two stone age diet recipes that one could make to start their day in a fantastic way. These two recipes would be a great way to introduce the diet to oneself as well as beginning the day. One is a smoothie and one is a scramble. Enjoy:

A stone age smoothie

The ingredients:

 A cucumber

 An avocado

 A handful of spinach leaves

 A few sprigs of fresh mint and parsley

 A two centimeter piece of fresh ginger

 The juice from one lime

 Two tablespoons of melted coconut oil

 One tablespoon of hemp seeds

 One cup of natural coconut milk

 One kiwi, peeled

 Almond milk, for thinning

The method:

 Combine the ingredients in a blender, and serve when the mixture is smooth.

An egg and vegetable scramble

The ingredients:

 Coconut or olive oil to be used for frying

 One finely chopped red pepper, chopped into cubes

 One small white onion, finely chopped

 One garlic clove, finely chopped

 One half of a green chili, finely chopped and deseeded

 One small sweet potato, finely chopped into cubes

 Two high quality and gluten free sausages, chopped into bite-size pieces

 Five large beaten free range eggs

 One large handful of spinach

 A little fresh parsley

 A pinch of sea salt and a pinch of freshly cracked black pepper

 One large ripe avocado that has been lengthways sliced

The method:

 Heat some of the chosen oil in a frying pan and add the chopped sausage. Fry this for about five or so minutes, stirring the sausage constantly.

 Add the onion, the pepper, the chili, and the garlic into the hot pan, and cook them for aboout five minutes so that the ingredients are beginning to incorporate the flavor of the cooking sausage and the oil. Then one can add the sweet potato. Stir until the sweet potato is nearly cooked all the way through.

 Add the eggs with the spinach leaves, stirring the mixture thoroughly. Season the scramble with salt and pepper to taste when the eggs have finished cooking and the spinach leaves have wilted.

 After serving the scramble in bowls, serve a side bowl of avocado topped with parsley.

About the Author:

This article is written by Laura Donnovan. Laura is a freelance writer with more than 4 years and she is curently living in Denmark with her family. For even more useful information or if you want to check out the latest Laura’s article about Stone Age Diet in Q.dk magazine (or as Laura says Stenalderkost Q.dk) check out this web page.