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Five low calorie foods that may help weight loss

 The calories you take determines how fast you lose or add weight (Shutterstock)

Garbage in garbage out practically applies in most life scenarios. In this case, calories in will determine the calories out and how fast you lose or add weight.

Although it also depends on other factors like your metabolism, physical activity and genetics, losing weight doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of will power and determination.

Therefore, if you’re guilty of snacking on cookies, crisps, sodas and other foods that are calories packed, you are diminishing your chances of losing weight.

If anything, skipping junk food is one of the easiest ways to drop some weight.

And according to experts, other ways you can shed off extra kilos is by eating more vegetables, avoiding sugary beverages, staying active, getting enough sleep and keeping yourself well hydrated.

That said, here are some foods nutritionists swear by that can help you reach your desired weight goal.

i.Apples

Other than keeping the doctor away, an apple a day helps the body get rid of toxins that are to blame for inflammation and weight gain.

Other than being rich in antioxidants, it contains fiber which makes you feel more filled throughout the day without the urge to snack.

Think of interesting ways you can add them to your diet like apple and oatmeal muffins that will help satisfy your cravings for sweet foods.

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ii.Celery

Don’t be tempted to juice celery because you will lose the fiber which is key to helping you feel fuller and improve your digestion.

This crunchy stalk also happens to be one of nature’s foods with the lowest calories.

And by eating it directly, your body will absorb the antioxidants it contains that help fight damaging radicals behind cancer and other chronic diseases.

It also contains apiuman, a pectic polysaccharide that supports your gastrointestinal health which helps in metabolism thus aiding in weight loss.

 According to experts, you can shed off extra kilos is by eating more vegetables (Shutterstock)

iii.Grapefruit

A rich source of vitamin C, researchers have discovered that grapefruits are good at burning fat. These delicious and nutritious fruits aid in metabolism and lower cholesterol levels.

According to a study, obese patients who ate half a grapefruit for 12 weeks before dinner lost significant weight compared to those who didn’t eat or drink any grapefruit related products.

While it is not clear how exactly the grapefruit helps in weight loss, researchers claim that the water in the fruit may help one eat less thus lose weight as it makes you feel full.

iv.Eggs

Full of belly filling proteins, when you eat eggs for breakfast, it will make you full, therefore, eating less throughout the day. This means your body has time to cut down on that extra weight.

Loaded with healthy fats, amino acids and antioxidants, eggs are nutrient dense and is one of the best ways to lower snacking as they reduce the hormone responsible for making you hungry called ghrelin.

v.Oatmeal

Not a top pick for many, if prepared well, oats can excite your tastebuds. Considering it has just as much proteins as an egg, they are also low in calories and high in fiber which means oatmeal for breakfast will lower your appetite and increase feeling of fullness.

Compared to other breakfast options like cereal, oats have a much more significant impact on cravings and hunger control.

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