Shopping list idea for superfoods

Superfoods are those foods that support your weightloss purpose. They are like friends who cheer you on and also like coaches who push you off the couch when all you want to do is lie in all day.

When you incorporate superfoods into your weightloss plan, you will find that it is easier to eat the right food to lose weight than indulge in only rigorous exercise or wonder diet. This is so because eating good food will help you maintain your new shape, unlike if you had used only exercise and stopped.

What are these superfoods that help weightloss?

Superfoods are foods — mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy — thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. – Livescience

Do not buy into the idea that superfoods are a class of food. Instead, they are foods which contain nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, all of which keep diseases away from the body.

Here is a shopping list idea for superfoods you should look out for when next you are in the food market.

1. Vegetables

Vegetables top the list of foods that are mostly beneficial to the body. They help in detoxification and contain doses of vitamins such as vitamins A, K and B6. Some vegetables you should add to your list include:

  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Cucumber
  • Leak
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Bell pepper

2. Berries

A berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit. Berries are usually juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet or sour, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present. – Wikipedia

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Some berries such as strawberries are full of nutritional values such as vitamins C and E, fibre, magnesium and copper. Others such as blackberries contain vitamins and ellagic acid which helps fight cancer. Cherries are high in anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which are related to reducing joint and muscle discomfort. Examples of berries you should add to your diet include:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Black currant
  • Blue berries
  • Cherries
  • Black berry

3. Fruits

Taking 5 servings of fruits per day is highly recommended, so it is just natural that fruits are superfoods. Fruits are full of dietary fibres, folic acid and nutrients which help with the maintenance of your body. Examples of fruits are:

  • Banana
  • Orange
  • Apricots
  • Pawpaw
  • Pineapple
  • Almonds
  • Lemon
  • Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew melon

4. Poultry, fish and diary

Under this category are greek yogurt, eggs, salmon and skinless chicken breasts. These foods are full of proteins and omega 3 fatty acid which are needed for normal body function and good heart health.

Now that you have an idea of what to buy when you go shopping for superfoods, which foods would you like to add to the list? Share with us in the comments section.

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Why you should blame yourself for your weight gain

why you gain weight

Talk to me one-on-one, there is no one here. You love to look trim, fit and young always, right? But due to several reasons, you find it hard to continue this fitfam race you have started. At times, you blame your inability to continue on nature and some other factors which can be quite irrelevant. Am I on track?

However, you should note that you are the only one responsible for how you choose to look and as such, you should blame yourself for your weight gain and not any other factor. This simple act of responsibility will make you more determined to lose the extra weight.

Here are some reasons why you gain weight. To be fair, you might not even be aware that these habits are causing you to gain weight. But you know what? Put the blame on yourself and you will adjust quickly.

1. You don’t eat at the right time

This is one of those things you indulge in that hinders you from losing weight. Most times, we all are guilty of skipping breakfast because of our busy schedules or because we feel skipping meals will help lose the weight. But, this is actually not true and research has shown that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it should not be skipped.

Also, due to keeping late night you are most likely to eat late. Eating late is a factor that can make you gain more weight.

2. Over-indulgence in healthy foods

In the bid to lose weight, you get carried away with eating healthy food only. Therefore, you eat an excess of healthy food but you fail to realize that too much of everything is not healthy. The only healthy options you can indulge in and go scot-free are fruits and vegetables. Also, some of these foods have lots of calories which explains your constant weight gain.

3. Too many cheat days

The truth is that you have so many cheat days and as such you find it difficult to lose the weight. Watch your food intake during work days. If you are the type that do not take homemade foods to work, you are liable to eat junks or unhealthy foods from fast food outlets.

You should try as much as possible to create a meal plan and stick to it if you truly want to lose weight and also keep fit.

4. You don’t drink enough water

Water has so many benefits and one of such is that it helps in the process of weight loss. Not drinking enough water can cause you to eat excess calories that could lead to weight gain. Plus, when you’re dehydrated, your body will preserve water for vital body roles, which can result in water retention and can lead to you gaining more weight.

5. You rely on exercise only

Most times, you put so much efforts in your workout routine and as such you forget to pay the much needed attention to what you eat. Exercise alone won’t work the magic for you. Research has shown that what you consume accounts for why you constantly add weight. Also, rigorous exercise also has a way of leaving you hungry, thereby increasing your appetite.


As you can see, none of the above 5 reasons constitute external factors. Your decision to maintain a normal weight starts and ends with you.

Now talk to me again, one-on-one, will you take charge of your life and stop blaming other factors for your well-being?

 

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