There are some foods that you can eat without worries, as they contain under 50 calories, and are still filling.
Often, people do not want to go on a diet because they have the misconception that all healthy, non-fattening foods taste like sawdust, and they are more difficult to incorporate into a meal.
The fact is, there are valuable, as well as tasty ingredients in vegetables and fruits that you can eat with confidence, without needing to count calories, and it is not even difficult to combine them into a delicious dish.
Vegetables are full of digestive fibers, which feed beneficial intestinal bacteria and help the weight loss process, providing at the same time a feeling of fullness. All vegetables are also rich in essential vitamins and minerals; however, for those who really want to watch their calorie intake, the following varieties are recommended.
Carrots come first, with 100 grams containing just 40 calories. Carrots can be eaten in a variety of ways: they can be a great dinner or evening snack, dipped in low-fat yoghurt or enjoyed on their own.
Known for their diuretic properties, brussels sprouts are an excellent source of proteins, which are essential for the optimal functioning of muscles, and also lower blood sugar levels thanks to the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid they contain. Brussels sprouts contain only 41 calories per 100 grams and can be eaten steamed or enjoyed as a vegetable juice, even during a weight loss diet.
Beetroots support liver function, prevent anemia thanks to their iron content, energize, help to fight constant fatigue and increase exercise efficiency. They can be eaten on their own and make a heavenly dish when roasted with garlic. They contain only 43 calories per 100 grams.
Fruits are also a rich source of fiber and vitamins and can be eaten raw or added to your breakfast cereal to start the day. The good news is that 100 grams, or 10-12 pieces of cherries contain under 50 calories and will soon be in season, but you may already find them in stores as well.
The polyphenol content of cherries stimulates blood circulation, aids digestion, and helps keep the stomach healthy. Cherries are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which not only boosts the immune system but also stimulates metabolic processes, including the breakdown of fats.
Another superfood is strawberries, which are a low glycemic index fruit, filling you up without spiking your blood sugar, so you will not crave carbohydrates later. You can eat plenty of them, as they contain only about 30 calories per 100 grams.
However, avoid fruit jams, fruit-flavored yoghurts, or fruit sauces, as most of these contain a lot of sugar.