Hallelujah! There are foods that actually aid your weight loss efforts. Better yet, in my research I have found some that I like. Now I'm sharing them with you!
Sunflower Seeds are full of mono and polyunsaturated fats, which help your body burn 23% more calories than saturated fat. They're also loaded with protein and fiber which helps to keep you fuller longer.
Almonds contain mono-saturated fat which helps keep you fuller longer. Additionally, foods that require a lot of chewing give you greater satisfaction.
Pears with their combination of water and fiber will fill you up and satisfy a sweet tooth. In one study participants eating three pears a day lost almost 2 pounds in 10 weeks.
Watermelon with its high content of water keeps you full longer with few calories.
Spaghetti Squash is high in potassium and fiber and contains few calories. It is a great swap for pasta. I have actually used spaghetti squash in place of noodles and it is really good. My guys like it too, which is a plus.
White Beans are low in fat and contain 4 grams of fiber per half cup serving. Pureed, they can be a substitution for cream in soups.
Eggs eaten for breakfast in one study showed that dieters felt fuller longer and lost twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel. Eggs aren't just for breakfast, try adding them to a salad to give it staying power.
I will continue to search and share new and delicious finds with you. I hope you are as excited as I am to try new and healthier options. As always your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome!