It’s a logical, healthy plan if you stick to your fitness routine and make wise dietary choices, you’ll eventually reach your weight loss goals. But, if you’re like me, you don’t want to wait months to see your abs. You need results right away. Before you even step into a barre class, read this. Several foods will make your workouts more effective and help you get the body you’ve always wanted in record time. Go to the grocery store, buy the foods listed below, and start losing weight immediately!
1. Dairy Goods
Remember Hugh Jackman’s ad campaign Got Milk? His buff body was most likely built by Milk or a fair share of dairy. How can we be so sure? According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, diets high in protein and dairy positively affect exercise-induced weight loss. Participants in the study who consumed six servings of dairy per day lost more weight and kept significantly more lean muscle than those who consumed less, even though both groups exercised the same amount. Although six servings may appear a lot, you can quickly get there by including Milk in your oatmeal and coffee, snacking on Greek yogurt, or adding cheese to salads, sandwiches, and omelets.
Pistachios may be small, but they are powerful fat fryers that can boost the effectiveness of your workouts. In a recent study, participants were divided into two groups. Both groups followed nearly identical diet and exercise regimens; however, one group received unsalted pistachios while the other did not. Surprisingly, the pistachio group lost more belly fat and improved their blood glucose and cholesterol levels faster than the control group.
If sticking to a regular exercise routine makes you too tired to get out of bed for anything else, you’re seriously slowing your weight loss. Adding some pumpkin to your plate can help you avoid post-exercise fatigue and soreness that can keep you couch-bound. After conducting a series of animal tests, Taiwanese researchers concluded that eating the squash helps fight off the post-pump production of lactic acid—the compound responsible for making your muscles ache. Not sure how to incorporate pumpkin into your diet outside of the holidays? Before roasting, toss the slices with olive oil and seasonings. After cooking, you can serve it as a side dish or snack or add it to a salad.
Watermelon is a money-saving superfood because it can serve as a pre and post-workout snack. One of the simplest ways to increase your stamina and subsequent calorie burn is to drink plenty of water before your workout. You can drink agua throughout the day, but you can also get some H2O from watermelon, which is 90% water. After your workout, combine some of the melon with ice. Researchers discovered that watermelon juice could help reduce post-workout muscle soreness in a study of Spanish athletes. Get rid of the aches and pains, and you’ll return to the gym quickly. There is no faster way to lose weight and get in shape.
5. Whole Eggs
If you work out regularly but still don’t have that hard-bodied look you desire, simply adding eggs to your diet may be the answer. In a recent study of athletes who completed similar daily workouts, researchers discovered that those supplemented with choline, a nutrient found in egg yolks, lost more body fat than those without. So on Sunday, prepare a dozen hard-boiled eggs for a week’s worth of portable, protein-rich snacks to help you lose weight.
6. Green Tea
While tea isn’t technically a food, you’ll want some after hearing about the benefits. Researchers say drinking the brew can help you slim down and lean out faster than exercising alone. After a 12-week study, researchers discovered that exercisers who logged 25 minutes at the gym and drank four to five cups of green tea daily lost more weight and belly fat than non-tea drinkers. So, what are you holding out for? Begin sipping the green brew to aid in the burning of that stubborn chub clinging to your midsection.
You went to your friend’s CrossFit gym for a workout, and now you can’t sit down without excruciating pain. You may be itching to regain shape, but we both know that will not happen now. Of course, you could take a pill to reduce inflammation and get back in the game, but adding some basil to your next meal is a more natural approach that may also work. The leafy green herb contains an enzyme called eugenol, which may help suppress lipid mediators in the body that cause inflammatory responses. Add fresh or dried spice to pasta, pizza, meat, and vegetable dishes to reap the benefits.