Beans contain a lot of protein and fiber, which
help you to stay fuller. When you stay full, the
amount of food you are able to consume is
reduced, and so is the number of calories
consumed. This helps to aid weight loss. In
addition, the protein content of beans help to
build more muscles, making you look more
Well, if you don’t mind the strong odour,
garlic is also one very helpful weight loss
food. Garlic is a very strong anti-oxidant and
helps purge your intestine and body of toxins.
Also, eating a few cloves of raw garlic every
day can help you get a flat tummy. You could
also use it in cooking your meals. If you
cannot stand the smell, go for some raw garlic
supplements, which are odourless.
- Brown rice
The first tip you are most likely to get when
you are trying to lose weight is to stay away
from carbohydrates like white rice, yam, white
bread, etc. But the average Nigerian can
hardly do without consuming such foods.
However, the good thing is that you can still
lose weight. All you have to do is to switch
from consuming white rice to consuming
brown rice or Ofada rice, which contains
complex carbohydrates and is rich in protein.
It helps to speed up metabolism.
Snacking is a challenge for the average
Nigerian trying to lose weight, as there are
not so many healthy snacks to around.
Peanuts are however a good option for
snacking, as they contain a healthy amount of
protein and fiber, as well as Vitamin E, which
is very good for the skin.
Watermelon has fat reducing properties and is
especially good for reducing belly fat. And
because it contains very few calories per slice,
it is very suitable as a snack.