2. Go On a Low Carb Diet
There is a lot of evidence that a low-carb diet is much more effective than going on a low-fat diet to lose weight. Low carbohydrate and Mediterranean-style dieting have been found to boost weight loss efforts and cut the risk of heart disease.
When on a low carb diet, you will need to go easy on the fruits and nuts. Although they are healthy, some people are carbohydrate sensitive, which makes it more difficult to lose belly fat. Try to eat no more than a handful of nuts and a few berries on top of your occasional Greek yogurt and stick to high protein foods and lots of vegetables.
How to Eat a Low Carb Diet
Include eggs in your breakfast. Eggs are a staple for many American breakfast meals and it’s a good source of protein and multivitamins and minerals. Eggs are high in vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin E and selenium. Despite its high cholesterol, eggs are not associated with an increased risk of heart disease in healthy individuals and is beneficial addition to a regular diet, according to the “Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care.” Eggs can be boiled, fried — with minimal oil — or poached.
Add vegetables to every meal. Vegetables are going to replace the carbs in your diet and you can eat plenty of it. Green vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, kale, celery and cucumbers are generally low in carbohydrates. Large leaf vegetables, such as lettuce can serve as a wrap and replace a tortilla.
One of the best foods to curb hunger is vegetable broth. I strongly recommended to drink these as a snack replacement a few times a day.
Add flavor (herbs and spices) and protein to your meals with lean meats, nuts or seafood. Tuna is a healthy source of protein and an easy addition to a mixed green salad. You could also try grilled chicken and broccoli, baked salmon and green beans or grilled burgers — without the bun — with flavoured spinach. Herbs such as ginger, garlic, parsley and cayenne pepper can enhance the taste of your food and help with digestion and weight loss.
Commonly consumed breakfast meats, which include sausages and bacon are often high in saturated fat and won’t fit into a healthy diet plan. Opt for lean meats, turkey bacon and eggs for breakfast, choose grass-fed loin beef cuts when available or skinless chicken.
Incorporate mature cheese to one of your meals. Hard and mature cheese tend to be low in carbohydrates due to fermentation. Low-carb cheese include parmesan, blue cheese and cheddar cheese. Grate some parmesan or cheddar on your egg or add some blue cheese while cooking your egg. Avoid fresh cheese and high-carb cheese, such as cottage cheese.