How were your results on day 1? Did you manage to stick to the water and the slimming tea? If so GREAT work, if not then don’t let it stop you from trying today.
“You never fail until you stop trying”
Fruit has a lot of benefits, more so then its relatively cheap price and delicious flavours. Fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and a whole lot more. Just some of the health benefits of fruits include:
- Improvement in digestive health (important for weight loss)
- Full of anti-oxidants that boost immunity and fight disease
- Anti-aging properties including healthy skin, rejuvenating cells and tissue
- Many fruits have cancer fighting properties
- Protects and boost eye sight
- Proven to be helpful in protecting against Alzheimer ’s disease, Osteoporosis and Macular Degeneration.
So fruit taste great and is amazing for your health. Now a serving of fruit is considered to be roughly 80 grams or about the size of a medium apple so two servings shouldn’t be difficult to achieve at all. Let’s take a look at what fruits will be best at achieving your goals:
The watermelon is your go-to fruit for weight loss. It’s high in water content (90%) and a 100g serving just contains 30 calories. They’re also a rich source of amino acids called arginine which helps burn fat. The best thing about watermelon, however, is the fact that not only does it keep you hydrated, it will also keep you satiated for a long time which will lead to less unhealthy snacking.
Apples can reduce your cancer risk, keep your heart healthy, make your teeth whiter, boost your immune system and even beat diarrhoea and constipation. If you’re on a weight loss diet, then you certainly need the apple in your dietary repertoire. One medium-sized apple contains around 50 calories and doesn’t have any fat or sodium.
If you need energy then a Banana is the perfect pick you up. It also helps beat muscle cramps, keeps your BP in check, prevents acidity and even beats constipation and is a healthy pre or post workout option.
Some more notable fruits to eat are:
So pick your fruits, replace those bad snacks with them and began to feel the difference.
Day 3 sees us look at some commonly known but not commonly consumed vegetables. Both of these are cheap, tasty and have some really impressive health benefits.
Beetroot (or beets)
Beets are a good addition to your weight-loss program because they contain no fat. A powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, beets help maintain a healthy energized body beneficial to your diet. Beets may assist your weight-loss by lowering cholesterol due to their high fibre content and help you feel fuller for longer as well.