The problem with lots of Nigerians is that they are not plant friendly when it comes to what they consume.
They just don’t take it seriously (that’s what I meant).
That is why they consume too much carbohydrates.
But today we shall be listing some Nigerian weight loss foods that would do your body a mighty good.
It doesn’t matter which kind of beans. The bottom line is that beans is good for you.
It is a plant base protein source, that comes with lots of fiber and nutrients that promises to keep you full for a long while.
Helping you to eat less.
Beans are often referred to as the poor man’s meat and believe me when I say it is very good for your waistline.
2. Almond Seeds
Almonds seeds would help you feel more fuller and thus help you eat less.
According to a study when combined with a calorie-restricted diet was able to significantly reduce weight in overweight and obese adults.
According to The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition it was reported that the abundance of the amino acid L-arginine, can actually help you burn more fat and carbs during workouts.
Do you know that Polyunsaturated fats can activate genes that helps reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism?
And one of the best source is walnut.
Go for about 13 grams per one-ounce serving and you be on the path to a better belly structure.
You want to loose weight then make oats part of your breakfasts plan. It will keep you full or satisfied longer than any other breakfast cereal.
Oatmeal can help keep you from packing on pounds, according to a new study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition .
It is filled with resistant starch as well as high levels of fiber that can help reduce belly fat.
Apple contains a diffrent kind of fiber called pectin.
Which is a strong appetite suppressant that would keep you satisfied up to 1 or 2 hours longer than your normal fiber.
Other sources of pectin are pectin are apricots, bananas, cabbage, carrots, legumes, onions, peaches, oranges & grapefruit.
Vitamin C can help fight cortisol which would prevent you from gaining belly fat.
In addition lack of Vitamin C can make it impossible for the body to burn fat.
Guava is high in Vitamin C and enough of it in your system can help you burn 30% more fat when exercising.
7. Green Bananas And Plantain
They contain resistant starch which can help you store less fat as well as burn up to 30% extra fat after meals.
Rrsistant starch as well as helping you eat less and stay full over a long period of time. It can also improve insulin sensitivity, making sure there is more of fat burning going on rather than day storage.
Patatoes can help with your satiety level. In fact, boiled potatoes have the highest satiety rating among all foods.
It will help you stay full or satisfied after eating something.
What about Cinnamon and weight loss?
Like the above Nigerian weight loss foods, cinnamon can be bought from our various supermarkets.
What it does, is that it lowers blood sugar levels which in turn halts sugar cravings.
According to this study avocado can help you suppress hunger for up to 5 hours or decrease by 40% your desire to eat.
12. Pepper Chilli
One can easily associate its hotness to an higher metabolic rate.
The presence of Capsaicin is what does the magic when it comes to chilli peppers.
It causes the body to release hunger killing hormone known as serotonin.
13. Grass Fed Beef
Meat can help you loose weight because of its protein and nutrient contents.
Especially CLA which grass fed beef happens to contain lots of. It is a healthy fat that burns fat.
According to this study CLA was able to help people loose up to 9% of their body fat without making changes to their diet or exercise programs.
Eggs are high in protein and healthy fats which can make you feel full with a very low amount of calories.
One study of 30 overweight women was able to show that eating eggs for breakfast, instead of bagels, increased satiety and made them eat less for the next 36 hours.
The above mentioned foods are all labeled under Nigerian weight loss foods.
You can get them here in Nigeria. There is nothing foreign about them.
These Nigerian weight loss foods can be purchased both at the local markets and the various supermarkets in the country.