Even if you’re crazy about keeping your figure, there are still foods you can eat without limitations. They’re rich in fiber while being low calorie, satiating you without the risk of gaining weight.
We at Bright Side compiled a list of such products. However, you should always make sure that your diet is well balanced with a sensible variety of foods.
If you fry popcorn without butter and sugar (with a little salt, for instance), you can eat it without fear. This way, a portion (about a cup) only contains 31 kcal.
Celery stems are 95% water. They help you lose excess weight and detoxify your body thanks to their diuretic effect.
A portion of eggplant grilled or baked without oil makes for 24 kcal, so you can enjoy this savory veggie without any limitations.
Oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines
A large amount of fruit is not recommended if you want to lose weight, yet citrus fruits are an exception here. They’re rich in substances like fiber, flavonoids, and vitamin C. These satiate you, help your digestion, liver, and skin, and make you more healthy overall.
Melon and watermelon
With 60-70 kcal per slice, you can eat them day in and day out. These fruits help excrete excess liquid from your body and satiate you well.
Algae, like laminaria, are the best source of iodine. They help your thyroid function normally, keeping your hormones at normal levels and preventing you from gaining weight.
A portion of zucchini is about 42 kcal. It normalizes your salt-water ratio, improves your intestinal function, and can also be used to lower the energy output of main courses.
An indispensable vegetable for all those losing weight: it helps fight swelling and gets you slimmer without harm.
Beetroot is a source of nutrients, such as manganese. They help burn fat, drive your muscles, and regulate your blood sugar. An average portion is just 40 kcal.
You can eat them at any time of the day, even at night, without fear of gaining weight. Of course, boiled eggs are better than fried ones.
This delicious fruit is the best friend of those who’re losing weight. The bromelain contained within pineapples actively splits fats and helps metabolize proteins.
Apples and plums
One apple is only 50 kcal. It makes you feel satiated and regulates your digestion. Plums are rich in vitamin C and potassium, which maintain your heart and vessels.
Salad is a great source of folic acid, and you can eat it by the ton: one leaf of lettuce is 3 kcal.
Berries: currant, cranberry, strawberry
Currants and cranberries are rich in vitamin C, and the former is also a diuretic, helping get rid of excess water. Strawberries are very nutritious and help your digestion as well as your cardiovascular system.
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower
These veggies are your allies in the fight against excess weight. A portion of diced cabbage is just 7 kcal. You shouldn’t, of course, only eat cabbage and cauliflower, as their nutrients rival with iodine, but you can easily include it a couple of times a week.
And some more good news
If you want to stay slim, it’s best to have dinner 3-4 hours before sleep. So if you go to bed at 11 p.m., you can calmly eat at 7 p.m. If your sleep time begins at midnight, then eating at 8 p.m. is perfectly okay.