Easter Weekend is evil. Between the chocolate and the fried finger foods at a wedding I went to, I gained 2 pounds. That's definitely the opposite of what I wanted. As far as diets go, I have learned that on the weekends it is easier to fall off the bandwagon. Though no matter what, I always start over again on Monday. It's better to fall off for a few days and hop back on than stay off completely. So today I am staying away from all the chocolate in the house and trying to eat good foods instead.
Here is a list of surprisingly healthy foods and why they're healthy:Oatmeal
Preliminary studies indicate that oatmeal raises the levels of free testosterone in your body, enhancing your body’s ability to build muscle and burn fat and boosting your sex drive.Apples
Apples (along with berries) are a fantastic source of pectin, which limits the amount of fat your cells absorb because of its water-binding properties. They elevate your blood glucose (sugar) levels in a safe, gentle manner and keep them up longer than most foods. The practical effect of this is to leave you feeling satisfied longer. Secondly, they’re one of the richest sources of soluble fiber in the supermarket. This type of fiber prevents hunger pangs by guarding against dangerous swings or drops in your blood sugar levelVitamin C
Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, guava, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties. Vitamin C dilutes the fat and makes it less effective and helps in releasing the fat from the body.Low fat Dairy
The calcium in dairy help break down fat cells. Just by adding the recommend amount of dairy to your diet, it is possible to nearly double the amount of weight and fat loss.Cayenne Pepper
There's a reason you sweat when you eat spicy foods. Cayenne pepper, one of the best fat-burning spices, burns calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn that lasts hours after eating.Cinnamon
As little as a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon added to food helps your body to metabolize sugar 20 times faster and lower your body’s blood-sugar levels. This means if you have a family history of diabetes, cinnamon is probably a good addition to your diet as it helps your body prevent diabetes.Bananas
Bananas have approximately 450 mg of potassium, a naturally occurring chemical that boosts metabolism and regulates the body’s water balance. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.
They also help with PMS because the vitamin B6 they contain regulate blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.and Soybeans
They contain lecithin, which helps your body to keep your cells from accumulating fat. If you don't have the time to steam them frozen, just snack on dried or roasted ones. The same for many soybean products.