Weight Loss Foods to Eat if You Sit All Day at Work

Weight Loss Foods
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The secret to a successful weight loss* is pretty simple: eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, and strive to be more active. But, this is where problems occur for most people; you do not have enough time to be more active besides exercising for about 30 minutes a day. If your job involves sitting the entire day, it is not enough to work out for half an hour, you have to make some wise decisions in order to start losing weight successfully. One way of doing so is to opt for slimming foods i.e. items that speed up metabolism, burn fat, and help you drop excess weight faster. Here are some suggestions!

1. Berries

A sedentary lifestyle is associated with increased hunger and inflammation, both of which lead to overweight and obesity. Berries are well-known for their anti-inflammatory properties primarily due to powerful flavonoids called anthocyanins. These compounds “shut down” inflammatory genes. High antioxidant content in berries also decreases* the risk of numerous diseases and they are effective for weight loss*. Since they are naturally sweet, you will not be tempted to eat candies.

2. Nuts

Nuts are a wonderful source of plant-based Omega 3 fatty acids which provide anti-inflammatory effects. They are also a great source of Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant. It is needless to mention nuts are abundant in vitamins and minerals, suppress* your appetite, and pose as a healthy snack you can munch on while working.

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil is the healthiest oil on the planet because it is highly beneficial for your overall wellbeing. Not only does olive oil decrease* risk of heart disease, but it also helps you slim down and belongs to the group of healthy fats. Olive oil is versatile and you can add it to just about any meal.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s radiant yellow color and it is also considered as the healthiest plant in the world. Why? Turmeric owes its health benefits to an active compound called curcumin. This compound has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that decrease* inflammation and it also helps you lose* weight.

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5. Green Tea

Green tea is incredibly healthy and chances are high you have noticed weight loss* products contain it as an ingredient in their formula. That is not an accident; thanks to potent antioxidants and other active compounds, green tea speeds up your metabolism, accelerates fat burning, and it helps you lose* weight successfully. Plus, it is incredibly refreshing and ideal for summer days.

6. Avocado

Not only is avocado packed with important nutrients that improve* your health and help regulate weight, but it is also associated with increased diet quality and reduced* risk of metabolic syndrome. People who eat avocado are more likely to increase* intake of fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods than those who don’t consume avocado.

Tips to Lose* Weight When Sitting All Day

  • Stay hydrated throughout the day
  • Snack fruits and vegetables instead of chips and other unhealthy snacks
  • Ditch diet soda
  • Don’t forget to do your daily workout
  • Use stairs instead of elevators
  • Don’t park your car at the nearest spot to the entrance so you can walk more
  • Take a short break to walk around the office
  • Eat fiber-rich foods, they suppress* appetite and prevent cravings

Conclusion

Physical activity is essential for successful weight loss*, but for some people, it is difficult to be active as much as they would like. In this case, you just have to make some wise decisions. While it is paramount to increase* activity level, in any way you can, you can also add more tweaks to your diet and consume foods which aid weight loss*.

Reference

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3545982/
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Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.