Top 14 Super Foods For Weight Loss

Fill up on these great superfoods and watch the weight drop

If you’re looking for the best way to supercharge your low carb diet, focus on these TOP 14 SUPERFOODS as recommended by Dr. Steven Pratt’s book, Super Foods Rx and my books. It’s easy and delicious to include these superfoods in your weight loss diet plan:

  • Turkey has 30% fewer calories and 50% less fat than beef. Similar
    benefits are seen with skinless chicken breast

  • Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C and helps to naturally produce carnitine, an amino acid that helps you burn fat.You can also consider watermelon, pink grapefruit, Japanese persimmons, red-fleshed papaya and strawberry guava, which helps to lower insulin. Gazpacho is a great way to use tomatoes and get all the benefits.

  • These little packages are phytonutrient powerhouses. Consider raspberries,
    cherries, purple grapes
    (I freeze them and pop one in my mouth for a mini grapecicle). Blueberry muffins will be a favorite of your family.

  • Another fiber superfood that also contains iron for those with low ferritin levels. Options include kale, collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens,
    bok choy and romaine lettuce.

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    Top Low Carb Diet High Fiber Breakfast Options

    High Fiber Means Lower Blood Sugar Response to Carbs

    A high fiber low carb diet breakfast fuels your body throughout the
    day, but most low carb diets don’t emphasize the importance of keeping
    fiber in your diet. So I’ve gathered some easy recommendations for my
    Top Low Carb Diet High Fiber Breakfast Options:

    • Steel cut oats, raisins and 2% milk. Whole grain breakfast
      foods are digested more slowly, which keeps the glycemic load
      down. Just 2 tablespoons of raisins are allowed.
    • Yogurt topped with Wheat Germ, blueberries and nuts Now this
      is a great, easy breakfast treat. I use organic full fat yogurt, but
      you can use a low fat one, and sprinkle the crunchy wheat germ and
      fiber rich blueberries on top. I even sweeten it with some sucralose.
      My choice for nuts is a sprinkling of sliced almonds. Yum!
    • Cottage cheese and berries I often have this for either breakfast
      or lunch, using a 2% fat cottage cheese and raspberries and blueberries.
    • Omelets, low carb toast and 1/2 grapefruit or orange. Making
      an omelet is easy. Add some carb controlled bread, such as the new
      Atkin’s approved Orowheat brand, and 1/2 of a fiber rich grapefruit
      of fresh orange and you’ve got loads of fiber.
    • Cheese, avocado, tomato sandwich Who says you can’t have
      a sandwich for breakfast? Just take some carb controlled whole wheat
      bread ( I take one slice and cut it in half), add a slice of provolone
      cheese, some tomatoes and slices of avocado and top with the other
      slice of bread.
    • Cold Low GI Cereal Breakfast cereal brands are changing dramatically, and ones like Kashi, Fiber One, All Bran and Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Slim are high in fiber, relatively low in carbs and full of good, crunchy taste.

    Research studies have shown that children who eat a high-fiber, low
    sugar breakfast were less hungry at lunchtime and ate less than children
    fed a high sugar, low fiber cereal. Another study reported that people
    who ate refined grains stripped of their fiber were MORE likely to gain
    weight or be overweight than those eating a natural high-fiber whole

    References: Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):e414.

    Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jul;82(1 Suppl):265S-273S

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