01/15Low calorie veggies you should switch to if you wish to fit in your old jeans

Low calorie veggies you should switch to if you wish to fit in your old jeans

It's no secret that when one wants to lose weight, the first thing they need to do is to change their diet. Exercising sure helps, but dieting falls hand in hand. If the saying 'You are what you eat' is to be believed, then wouldn't you want to eat healthily? You need to ensure that the food you consume is fresh and is rich in vitamins and nutrients so that it doesn't lead to health issues later on. Here are some veggies that will for sure help you shed those extra kilos.

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02/15Chili pepper

Chili pepper

Not a lot of us might know this, but red chili pepper can actually help in weight loss as it reduces appetite and increases the fat burning ability. Eating one gram of red chili pepper helps in reducing appetite on a daily basis.

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03/15Carrots

Carrots

You must know that carrots are associated with excellent eyesight and they're quite rich in beta-carotene that can ve converted in vitamin A. One serving of carrots contain just 53 calories which means it is quite a vegetable that you can consume on a daily basis.

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04/15Beans and legumes

Beans and legumes

A few beans and legumes can benefit weight loss as well. Black beans, kidney beans, lentils and some others contain high content of protein and fiber which are the two nutrients that lead to satiety. But make sure you prepare the legumes properly, otherwise it can get difficult for you to tolerate it.

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05/15Boiled potatoes

Boiled potatoes

Potatoes are usually not considered healthy for the weight watchers. Although, they have several properties that makes them just the right food for both optimal health as well as weight loss. Potatoes are high in potassium which most people don't get enough of and yet, it plays a vital role in blood pressure control.

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06/15Chicken breasts and lean beef

Chicken breasts and lean beef

Meat is usually blamed for many health issues even after a lack of good evidence to back up the negative claims. Processed meat might be unhealthy, but meat actually is quite a weight-loss friendly food as it is very high in protein. Increase in your protein intake to 25% of regular calories will cut down your cravings by 60% and your desire to eat late-night snacks will drastically drop down.

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07/15Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Not only does cauliflower contain a plethora of vitamins and health-boosting minerals but its also super-rich in fibres that can help aid digestion. It can help fight bloating and can also help keep you feeling full and satiated for longer so you don't end up overeating. It is also rich in folate and vitamin C.

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08/15Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin isn't really a fan favourite when it comes to veggies but trust us when we say it should be. It'll help you attain the figure you want so fast you'll wonder why you didn't eat it before. Try to mix it up in salads or put it in soups to help modify its taste.

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09/15Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts may not be everyone's favourite vegetable, but they are very nutritious.These vegetables are extremely powerful as they contain a high amount of vitamin C that can protect DNA from damage. A cup of these veggies packs a punch and contains just 38 calories. You can cook it before you consume it or just eat it raw. Enjoy a bowl of these sprouts at dinner as a side dish to your main course.

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10/15Beets

Beets

Beets are popular root vegetables that are widely consumed all over the world. Researchers believe this vegetable can help reduce blood pressure levels. Apart from being super healthy, they are also low in calories. A cup full of beets contains about 59 calories. They are also a rich source of potassium. The best ways to consume beets is by tossing it in a salad along with other low calories vegetables. You can also consume it along with a good source of protein.

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