People approach weight loss program plans in different states of minds. Some people approach their new diet with enthusiasm as they finally get around to pushing their body in the right direction. Others approach losing weight as if it were a real chore, knowing that most of the food they will be eating will end up being unappealing. For some reason many folks don’t realize that you can lose weight fast while eating delicious food! Fruit is the candy of the natural world and there are certain fruits out there that work wonderfully for an effective weight loss diet. Keep on reading to check out 11 of the most delicious fruits you can eat for quick weight loss!
Any serious weight loss plan should have strawberries slotted in as a daily snack. In moderation you can turn strawberries into the sweetness filler that keeps your cravings at bay while giving you some delicious meals. Fresh strawberries make the perfect addition to your holiday gift baskets thanks to their true status as a superfood. Strawberries are a low calorie source of a slew of important vitamins and antioxidants. Regular ingestion of strawberries is directly linked with eye and heart health as well as an improved immune system. You can incorporate strawberries into your diet in a variety of different ways as well. You can blend strawberries together with something like spinach or kale and apple juice to make an energizing and delicious breakfast smoothie. You can also dip your strawberries in dark chocolate for the perfect sweet but healthy cheat snack.
The second fruit on our ‘must eat’ list is the avocado. Many readers might be shaking their head at the inclusion of this fatty fruit but bear with us. Avocados are technically considered a superfood thanks to how dense they are with healthy fats and key nutrients and vitamins — as well as potassium and fiber. Avocados are loaded with monosaturated oleic acid which is also found in hearty healthy olive oil. This tasty fruit is very flexible in the kitchen and there are a ton of different applications for any meal that you might be planning. Slice up avocados and add them to your salad in order to pack some healthy protein and fat and you’ll even see the veggies in your salad become more effective. Studies show that the fat in avocados helps take up nutrients in the veggies that you eat them with. You can also use avocado as a meat replacement in your sandwiches. Though avocados can be pricey we still suggest keeping a handful around the kitchen every week, you never know when they’ll be useful for a meal.
You’ve heard the old saying: “An apple a day will keep the doctor away” and there is more truth to it than you may initially believe. Apples are one of the golden standard fruits for your general health and well being. In fact, if you are looking to lose weight then you should definitely incorporate to snacking on apples throughout your day. Apples are low calorie fruits that are absolutely loaded with minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Apples are also a quality addition to your diet thanks to the fact that they have only minute amounts of sodium while being completely devoid of fat and cholesterol. For people that like to keep their math simple: a single apple counts as an entire cup of fruit. Your daily nutritional goal is two cups of fruit for adults on a 2K calorie diet. Not a bad serving to calorie ratio at all!
Don’t get it twisted – tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable and they definitely deserve to be in your shopping cart when it comes time to get the groceries. Tomatoes are just loaded with antioxidants and they also combat water retention in your body which leads to immediate weight loss. Tomatoes also help to fight against leptin resistance which leads to more weight loss. Don’t rely on ketchup as your only source of tomatoes in your diet.
The more you read this list the more you will realize how important fiber is in your weight loss diet. High fiber content is the reason that kiwis rank in at #7 on our Top 11 list. Kiwis are sweet little treats with a nice sour twist and don’t be afraid to eat the seeds! The seeds inside of kiwi give you a nice dosage of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, and as a result help to keep your digestive system on point. Cut up some kiwi for a refreshing snack or add them to your favorite fruit smoothie to add a bit of sweet and sour to your drink.
When you are trying to lose weight you want a fruit that will fill you up while providing plenty of favor. Pears can be an underrated tool for getting your weight down while aiming for low cost health insurance as a result. Pears are fully packed with fiber as they give you 5.5 grams of your daily 21 gram goal. Having plenty of fiber in your diet leads to a healthy digestive system. Fiber also leads to the higher absorption ratio of the vitamins and minerals that you are getting from your food. Not only are pears relatively filling but they are also great foods to have in your diet if you want to focus on heart health thanks to the 212 mg of potassium that you get per serving. Potassium helps to keep your heart being regularly which in turn lowers your risk of various heart ailments, including strokes, as well as a few different kinds of cancer.
This fruit made its way over to India by way of the Portuguese way back when. The tiny guava is loaded with fiber and fairly calorie neutral. The truth is that guavas make for a filling snack that can give you some important health benefits. Guava fruits rank low on the glycemic index which means that you can eat them without feeling a ‘sugar crash’ at a later time. Guavas also help keep your digestive system on track, alleviating common bathroom issues and leading to overall weight loss in the long run. You might never have known, but eating guava can lead to your individual health insurance lowering in the long run.
Be prepared to eat these fruity snacks by the handful. Blueberries are one of the richest fruits in terms of antioxidant content and they’ve also been linked directly to combating various diseases. Blueberries have been shown in scientific studies to have properties that literally fight off fat cells while also leading to reduction in cholesterol, obesity, and even hypertension. While these tasty snacks are a bit expensive you can buy them frozen in the off season by the bulk.
If you are trying to lose weight and eat healthy at the same time then you are doing yourself a disservice by not having a bushel of bananas around at all times. Bananas are one of the easiest foods to eat in the world thanks to their ready to eat appearance and self made package. Loaded with fiber and potassium, bananas make for the perfect on-the-go snack for the busy person trying to lose weight and eat healthy. You can incorporate bananas into your diet by adding them to sandwiches, cereal, or even fruit smoothies.
If you thought that watermelon might make this list then congratulations, you are ahead of the pack. Watermelon is an underrated fruit in general and it makes for the perfect weight loss snack. Avoid chocolate gift baskets this holiday season and instead ask for some juicy watermelon. Watermelon is loaded with amino acids by the name of arginine. Arginine is responsible for helping your body burn fat. Watermelon also hydrates you and makes you feel fuller, longer — thus staving off the urge to snack more with unhealthy junk. Watermelon is also incredibly low in calories with 100 grams serving up just 30 total calories.
We’ve seen an influx of grapefruit themed diet plans in the past several years and that in and of itself might make you think of it as a fad diet. However, the ‘grapefruit diet’ is not at all a fad — it is backed by science. As it turns out grapefruit is loaded with Vitamin C and fiber while helping to regulate the insulin levels on the inside of your body. Studies show that eating grapefruit a half hour before your meal will help you feel full enough to prevent excessive eating. Studies have shown that control groups who partake in the grapefruit diet end up losing more weight than their counterparts who are avoiding the fruit. Grapefruits can be large so you may be worried about calories — don’t be. Grapefruit are considered one of the only foods that take more calories to digest than to eat.