There's something about winter that works up our appetite to eat more indulgent foods. From gajar ka halwa and butter-laden sarson ka saag, it's hard to resist all these comforting foods that warm up our souls. But one problem that we all face is that these foods also fill up our tummy, and it literally starts to show. Belly fat is a common issue we all struggle with, especially in winter when tend to succumb to our cravings. We are not asking you to pay heed to your hunger, but we would suggest picking those foods that may also help you manage that bulging tummy.
Which foods help lose weight?
According to consultant nutritionist Rupali Datta, "Many common foods that are present in our kitchens are actually fat-free and help keep our body hydrated. These low-fat foods aid digestion and help with weight loss too."
Which Foods Help Lose Weight In Winter?
We have listed down some common winter-special foods that may help reduce belly fat and bring down overall weight too.
Here're 5 Foods To Get Rid Of Belly Fat In Winter:
Winter produce brings us bright red carrots that are also a little sweet in taste. These carrots are high fibre and low on carbohydrates, making them ideal for a weight loss diet. Here are some recipes you can try with carrots.
2. Winter Greens
Consultant Nutritionist Rupali Dutta says, "You must include high-fibre foods such as leafy vegetables in your diet to maximise your fibre and nutrient intake." Vegetables like spinach, mustard leaves and fenugreek leaves are excellent low-cal foods for your weight-loss diet.
Radish (or mooli) is a low cal vegetable which also offers a lot of fibre. Fibre means good digestion and less belly fat. Here are some delicious recipes you can prepare with radish this winter.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a 100-gram serving of beetroot has just 43 calories and 0.2 grams of fat and 10 grams of carbohydrates. Beetroot offers a whole lot of health benefits, including its ability to aid weight loss. Try these beetroot recipes to achieve your weight loss goals.
(Also Read: 5 Diet Tips To Load Up On Protein In Winters)
Did you know? Guavas contain a high amount of fibre that fulfils about 12% of our daily recommended intake of fibre. Munch on this juicy soft fruit in winter and reap in its various health benefits.
These low-cal, high-fibre foods help with smooth digestion and proper metabolism. Include these in your winter diet and say 'bye' to belly fat.
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