1. Oatmeal. Eliminate the instant for the unflavored, unsalted and unsweetened Quaker Oats or Irish stone cut oats. If you have the need for sweetened oatmeal, berries, especially raspberries gives off that sweet taste with the smell of fresh berries in the morning. Oatmeal lowers your cholesterol levels and it contains large amounts of soluble fiber that flushes out the bad acids hiding in the stomach.
2. Almonds or any other unsalted nuts. The monounsaturated fats and fiber in almonds and many other unsalted nuts suppresses your appetite which causes you not to be hungry and crave foods that are high in carbs. They are rich in vitamin e and their monounsaturated fats help lower your LDL cholesterol, the bad cholesterol, and raise your HDL cholesterol level, the good cholesterol.
3. Olive Oil. It has been proven that olive oil controls hunger and keeps your cholesterol under control. Olive oil is known to fight against skin cancer, colon diseases, and coronary heart disease and it also promotes a healthy heart. One ounce of Extra Virgin Olive Oil gives you 85% of the daily value needed. Put down that canola and corn oil!
4. Whole Grains. Whole Grains are the right kind of carbs for your body. The fiber keeps you from getting hungry so you should always by whole grain or 100% whole wheat breads. How much should you consume a day? 14 grams per 1000 calories.
5. Green Veggies. Skip the iceberg lettuce and whip up a salad that consist of Romaine, Spinach, or Arugula filled with broccoli! Green veggies are loaded with fiber which gets you filled up on small portions.
6. Iced Tea. I’m 100% positive that everyone has unsweetened Iced Tea in their home. It has been proven that iced tea burns a total of 266 calories a dayso put down those sodas and coffee and drink you some tea. Also, iced tea speeds up your metabolism. Remember: Steer clear of bottled teas because it will not have the same effects. Lets brew some tea!