17 Foods That Won't Make You Fat
- 17 Foods That Won't Make You Fat
- You Can Eat Almost As Much As You Want Of These Tasty Foods
It's Easy To Gain Fat When You Eat Anything
Being in good shape can give you so many benefits!
Not only does it give you more energy but it can also make you a lot more productive.
But it's so easy to gain fat when your diet consists of foods that are greasy, high in sugar or high in calories.
Conversely it's hard to not lose fat when you eat foods that make you feel satiated and full, that are high in protein or low in calories.
The foods that we are about to go through will naturally reduce you hunger and help you burn more fat from your body.
So let's start!
Of course if you eat 'too much' of anything you are going to gain weight but with foods like eggs it's so hard to eat too much because they are so filling.
Not only do eggs make you feel satiated but they are stuffed full of natural protein.
This fantastic source of natural protein will help build muscle in your body.
2Wild Caught Salmon
Make sure it's wild caught salmon and not just farm raised salmon.
This is because farm raised salmon contains significantly more fat that wild caught.
In addition to this, farm raised salmon has a higher ratio of omega 6 fatty-acids which most people consume enough of in their typical diet.
Next on the list is celery.
Celery is one of the lowest calorie foods in the world, mainly because 95% of it is water.
This means that it would be very difficult to eat enough celery that would have any impact on your calorie goals.
Enjoying your food should be one of the main priorities when it comes to your diet.
If you don't enjoy what you are eating, chances are you are not going to last long and will revert back to your old ways.
Salsa is one of those things that can turn any boring, tasteless meal into a tasty, fresh alternative.
The only dip/sauce better than salsa for maintaining a low fat diet is hot sauce.
Hot sauce basically has very little calories and similarly to salsa it has the ability to transform a meal.
Hot sauce goes well with a lot of high protein foods like chicken, fish and even eggs.
Spinach is one of the lowest calorie vegetables. In fact, one cup of spinach contains just 7 calories.
A lot of those calories come from insoluble fibre which will fill you up in no time.
Spinach also provides a number of important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin A.
Soup is another food that will likely help with your weight loss goals.
The reason for this is because soup is very filling due to the fact that it is 90% water.
Now when it comes to soups there are a number of varieties all with their wildly different calorie counts.
Not only are they tasty and healthy to eat but bell peppers are also a versatile ingredient.
They can be used to make delicious tasting stir fries or even hollowed out and stuffed with lean meats like lean ground beef or ground turkey.
When you are on a diet the temptation to snack is always there.
If you are going to snack it's probably best to do it with something that won't harm your long term weight loss goals.
Popcorn is one of those snacks that is relatively high in fibre which means it will make you feel more full quicker.
10Zucchini / Courgettes
Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable that it can be a great alternative for higher calorie foods.
It is ideal for replacing your favourite pasta dishes and all you need is a simple spiralizer to recreate the same texture.
With this simple tip of creating your pasta out of Zucchini you can save anywhere between 70% and 80% of the calories you would consume from regular wheat based pastas.
Another great alternative for high carbohydrate foods like potatoes and rice is cauliflower.
It's hard to gain weight when eating cauliflower as it contains a lot of fibre which means it is going to be hard to consume large quantities of it.
Instead of eating high calorie substitues like rice instead cut the cauliflower into small pirces and cook it in a frying pan.
Kale is packed full of healthy nutrients and fibre meaning not only is it good for you but it will also fill you up and make you feel satiated for longer.
The versatile leafy green can be used in green smoothies with fruit or even as a replacement for lettuce in salads.
Watermelon is a great tool to use for those with weight loss goals looking to cut calories.
The primary reason watermelons are great for weight loss diets is that it has high water content.
Generally speaking any foods that are high in water content are usually not only low in calories but also very filling meaning it's difficult to eat enough to put on weight.
Another vegetable that is made predominantly of water is the cucumber.
When it comes to weight loss you could eat as many cucumbers as you want without gaining any body fat, although its not recommended.
Cucumbers also provide fibre and vitamin A which we need for good vision and for a strong immune system.
Pickles are basically cucumbers that have been fermented in brine.
Make sure you get the pickles with no added sugar as they are the ones that will have zero calories.
And don't throw away the pickle juice as that can also provide some benefits as it reduces your appetite by stabilizing your blood sugar levels.
Another high protein food that you should include in your diet without the fear of adding lots of body fat is chicken breast.
Chicken breast is one of the leanest protein sources that you can get.
Even though it contains more calories than most of the vegetables in this list, most of the calories are coming from protein.
Including seasonings in your diet for your weight loss goals can really be the difference as to whether you stick to it over the long term.
No matter how hard you try eating healthily can sometimes get boring and bland.
With just a sprinkle of the right seasonings you can transform a tasteless meal into a delicious one.
Asparagus is another low calorie vegetable that tastes delicious.
A cup of asparagus only contains 27 calories and goes well with seasonings like olive oil, garlic and paprika for a tasty side dish.
The Bottom Line
So there you have it a list of low fat, low calorie foods that make it very difficult to gain fat from.
Start including them in your diet today to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Popcorn is probably the only one of the list where you need to be careful that you don't consume too much.
The remaining foods are so low in calories that you will get full eating them long before the calories start to impact your body fat levels.