Do you know most Nigerians and Africans in general are putting on weight daily due to high calorie intake? this is what is hindering us from looking weight.
For us to lose weight, we must eat in such a way that our body continues to burn extra calories every day while we lose weight over a period of time.
And we can do this by eating foods that will reduce the level of insulin that is being produced in our body.
These foods are foods that contain complex carbohydrates (rich in fiber vitamins & minerals), vegetables (contains micro-nutrients that boost immune system) and plant based proteins etc. These types of food reduces the secretion of insulin (that fat storing hormone) in your body.
Nigerian Foods That Help You Lose Weight Fast
Beans and legumes.
Beans and legumes build muscle, helps burn fat and regulates digestion. They also fight against obesity, colon cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Spinach and other green vegetables.
They help neutralize free radicals, molecules that accelerate the aging process. They are also significant in your fight against belly fat as they help to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity and osteoporosis.
Dairy products. Dairy products like low fat milk, yoghurt and cheese not only help build strong bones, they also fire up weight loss.
They help fight obesity, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and cancer.
Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels and fights against heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and obesity.
Try quick-cooking unsweetened and unflavoured oatmeals.
This super cheap produce is a very fast way to burn those belly fat. Its superpowers include building muscles, burning fat and fighting obesity.
Other Nigerian Foods That Help You Lose Weight Includes.
Lemon. Zap some of it in water to drink daily.
Red & Green Pepper.
Water Melon .
Nuts. Cashew, Peanuts and Walnuts Contains Omega 3 healthy fat.
Sea foods. Sardine, Crabs, Cray fish and Crustaceans. Olive Oil.
Onion & Garlic.
Wheat & Oat based food. Wheat bread, Wheat meal, Quaker Oats. Bananas.
Brown or Ofada Rice (healthier than white rice).
A calorie deficit occurs when the amount of fat burned is more than the calorie supplied by the food you eat, and the result is fat loss.
In plain language, when you eat 2,000 calories of food a day and your body burns 2,500 calories, that is extra 500 calories is burn from the excess fat in your body.
Watch the short video below for the full list of healthy Nigerian foods for weight loss
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