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5 scrumptious tips for easier weight loss

Posted in Weight Loss 13 Jan, 2012

Have you starved yourself to get a slim and perfect body? Do you want to lose weight but are afraid of eating boring diet food? If yes, then remember you are not alone in the world. Most people drop the idea of losing weight just on the thought of either eating less or eating plain and boiled food. Surprising as it may sound, there is a better and yummier way to get rid of those bulges.

Here are 5 delicious edibles that will get your taste buds racing:


Mushrooms, especially white mushrooms, can help prevent or treat obesity. Research suggests that special carbohydrates in mushrooms feed the metabolic fire, hence maintaining blood sugar levels. Cooked mushrooms are a rich source of protein, iron, zinc and fibre. Mushies also offer a decent amount of selenium, a potent antioxidant, which not only helps burning fat but has also shown to have positive effects on prostate cancer. So, if you want a flat belly, try introducing tasty calorie-cutting mushrooms to your next meat meal.


Pickles can help you stay thin mainly because of their one of the vital ingredients, vinegar. Acetic acid of vinegar is said to reduce blood sugar levels and fat formation. Besides, pickles are low in saturated fat and rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, manganese and calcium. But remember, pickles are high in sodium due to the salt content, so make sure that you check the amount of your salt intake.

Spicy food

If you happen to be carrying a few extra pounds here and there then spicy food may benefit you. Adding chilli peppers to your diet will speed up your metabolism, helping in burning the calories. Capsaicin, a compound found in most chili peppers, helps suppress your desire to eat, resulting in natural weight loss.

Red tea

Rooibos tea, popularly known as redbush tea in UK, is an herbal tea that is naturally sweet and calorie free. Containing very low levels of tannin, rooibos tea unlike other teas doesn’t need sugar and milk to mark its bitterness. Made from an herb that is indigenous to the Cape of Good Hope region of South Africa, rooibos tea is rich in flavonoids that are said to be 50 times more effective than those found in green tea.


Pistachios are considered to be the lowest fat, lowest calorie and highest fibre nuts. Compared to other nuts, pistachios have higher levels of lutein, beta-carotene and gamma-tocopherol. So, if you are planning to lose weight, munch on a handful of pistachios when you feel like snacking and see the results.

In a nutshell, remember that smart and healthy eating is the key to achieve an effective and long-term weight loss goal. Get slim in a healthier way by gorging delectable natural foods. That said, will eating all these lip-smacking foods cause a weight loss miracle for you? No. But it can definitely help you achieve a healthier life.

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