When you want to lose weight it is important that your cupboard is stocked with the right foods. You can buy proteins and fruit and veg fresh as you need them but your cupboard staples are the foundation of a good weight loss menu. These are the staples you should stock up on.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great staple to have close by, as it can lower the glycemic index of some high carb foods.
Tuna is delicious, filling and most importantly is high in omega-3 fatty acids and rich in protein.
Some diet foods can be bland, but cayenne is a wonderful spice that adds flavor while at the same time boosting your metabolism by giving your body temp a little kick!
4. Green Tea
Green should be a staple in any weight loss program, as it does the double job of boosting the metabolism while simultaneously suppressing appetite.
Cinnamon has lots of great properties including boosting metabolism, aiding digestion and regulating your blood sugar levels. Add a pinch to your coffee or your tomato sauce.
Quinoa is packed full of protein and is also rich in fiber which means it will leave you feeling much fuller for longer, great during a diet!
Many kinds of soups are perfect for people on a diet; in particular any broth-based soup will give you a comforting meal that is kind on the hips. Homemade is ever better!
8. Whole Wheat Pasta
Whole wheat pasta is something that you switch to for an easy health upgrade in your diet. It’s just as tasty but full of much more goodness.
A handful of mixed nuts is the perfect diet snack, as they can suppress appetite and contain high levels of serotonin.
10. Coconut Milk
Unsweetened coconut milk is both paleo and vegan friendly, and can be a healthy substitute for when you are craving something a little bit richer.
Swapping breakfast cereal for oatmeal can make a big difference, as is makes you feel much fuller for much longer, leading to less snacking during the day.
12. Low-Sodium Broth
Low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth is great thing to have in cupboard, as you can always put together a healthy soup at short notice.
Honey really is a wonder food when it comes to skipping refined sugar. A little goes a long way and it’s much healthier than white sugar.
Lentils are high in both fiber and protein and are great source of resistant starch, which actually helps to burn fat faster.
15. Canned Beans
Great for a healthy diet and budget, canned beans can sit for a long time in the pantry and can be ingredients for many different nutritious salads and main meals.
Turmeric is kind of a magic spice, as it contains something called curcumin, which has been found in testing to actually suppress the growth of fatty tissue.
This low fat complex carb can be made in to any number of filling but healthy meals that will keep your hunger pangs at bay and help you meet your daily calorie goals.
What other staples fuel your weight loss?