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

  • TOMATOES
  • 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.

  • BLUEBERRIES
  • 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.

  • SPINACH
  • 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.

  • SOY
  • Isoflavones in soy can help prevent fat storage, but not if you have
    a thyroid condition.
    Consider Tofu, soy nuts, tempeh, miso and edamame..

  • ORANGES
  • The pectin in fresh oranges (not the juice) is a super fiber found in
    the white part of citrus fruits and can make you feel full with fewer
    calories. Consider white or pink grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines
    .

  • BEANS
  • The combination of fiber and protein in this food source increases feelings
    of fullness and helps to stabilize your blood sugar. Consider Pinto,
    Navy, Lima, chickpeas (which lower insulin levels)
    .

  • BROCCOLI
  • You don’t have to be “Bush 41″ to understand what you’re missing if
    you leave broccoli out of your diet. It’s packed with fiber (5gm per
    45 calorie serving) and spilling over with carotenoids, antioxidants
    that can help with weight loss. Consider Brussel sprouts, cabbage,
    kale, cauliflower, turnips, collards, bok choy and mustard greens.

    If you have a thyroid condition, DO NOT EAT THESE FOODS RAW as
    they can stimulate a goiter.

  • SALMON

    Omega fatty acids abound in this fish which can stabilize your blood
    sugar levels and turn off the hunger pangs. Consider Alaskan halibut,
    sardines, trout.

  • PUMPKIN

    Squashes are rich in carotenoids, not to mention fiber. It’s yummy mixed
    with ricotta cheese for a low carb snack. Just remember…don’t use
    the Pumpkin Pie cans, just plain steamed pumpkin. Consider butternut
    squash, orange bell peppers and raw carrots.

  • OATMEAL

    Steel cut oats are chocked full of fiber and can lower your calorie
    needs for your next meal by 30%. Consider wheat germ, ground flaxseed,
    brown rice, barley, buckwheat, rye, millet, wild rice, quinoa, amaranth and whole wheat couscous.

  • WALNUTS

    Nuts are a great source of hunger-killing elements, such as omega 3
    fatty acids with only 1.2 net carbs per 2 Tbs. You can get the same
    benefit from a handful of almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, peanuts,
    macadamia nuts, pecans, hazelnuts and cashews.

  • TEA

    This drink has no carbs but loads of flavanoids, which can increase
    your metabolism. Either green or black teas do the trick, but
    avoid herbal teas.

  • YOGURT

    Dairy is the new “diet food” which can increase your fat burning metabolism
    by providing CLA, a compound that can increase fat breakdown in the
    body. Consider Kefir for even more benefits.

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    About Larrian
    Larrian Gillespie is a gynecologic urologist who received her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and practiced Urology and Urogynecology in Beverly Hills for 15 years before retiring.With an ability to translate “doctor speak” into terms anyone can understand, Larrian has been featured in over 75 magazine stories and numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, CBS Woman to Woman News, and CNN. She has served on the medical advisory board of SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Books, Readers Digest Books,Oxmoor Books, Low Carb Energy and been a frequent source for numerous other publications, including WebMD.

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