The foods that I am going to be talking about here make you thin faster than any other foods you’d ever eat.
They are easily the 7 most powerful weight loss foods.
Eating them regularly makes you thin in no time.
Because of the above characteristics they are by far the most slimming and most health giving foods you’d ever eat.
Making them the way you eat, eating them most of the time as staples in your diet makes you thin and healthy quickly, without fail and for life even if you do nothing else to get thin.
They are that powerful.
In fact they are so powerful that a certain diet group of people in America that eat them exclusively as their diet were recently found by the American Diabetes Association to be the thinnest and healthiest people in America. But more on that later.
So what are these foods?
1 Green leafy vegetables,
1 Green leafy vegetables are the lowest calorie foods in the world containing only 100 calories per pound
2 They are the most nutritious foods in the world with a nutrient density of 100%
3 Dark leafy green vegetables are also among the most antioxidant rich foods in the world.
4 Green leafy vegetables are also seriously fiber rich.
Cooked Spinach and Collard greens for example contain as much as 4g-5g of fiber per cup.
Examples of common nutritious leafy green vegetables
2 Solid green vegetables
1 Solid green vegetables are extremely low calorie foods containing only 100 calories per pound
2 They are the second most nutritious foods in the world with a nutrient density of 97/100
Examples of solid green vegetables
3 Non green non starchy vegetables
1 Non green non starchy vegetables are very low calorie foods containing only 100 calories per pound
2 They are the third most nutritious foods in the world with a nutrient density of 50/100
Examples of non green non starchy vegetables
Yellow and red peppers
4 Beans and lentils
1 Beans and lentils contain very few calories…only 350 calories per pound
2 They are world’s fourth most nutritious foods with nutrient density of 48/100
3 They are also the second most fiber rich foods in the world with average fiber content of 12-15g per cup
4 They are probably the most powerful foods in the world for stabilizing blood sugar and controlling diabetes
Examples of fiber rich beans
Black eyed peas
5 Fresh fruits
1 Fresh Fruits are also significantly low calorie foods containing only 250 calories per pound
2 They are the fifth most nutritious foods with a nutrient density of 45/100
3 Berries which belong to this group are the second most antioxidant rich and third most fiber rich foods in the world.
Fruits like apples and pears are also very rich in fiber containing as much as 4g and 6g of fiber per medium sized fruit respectively.
Examples of highly nutritious fruits
6 Starchy vegetables
Starchy vegetables contain only 350 calories per pound
They are the sixth most nutritious foods in the world with nutrient density of 35/100
Starchy vegetables are also significantly fiber rich with an average fiber content of 4g per 1 medium sized potato for example.
Examples of fiber rich starchy vegetables
7 Whole grains
1 Whole grains are moderately low calorie foods containing around 600 calories per pound
2 They are world’s seventh most nutritious foods with nutrient density of 22/100
3 Whole grains are also very fiber rich. For example old fashioned oats contain as much as 8g of fiber per cup.
Examples of common fiber rich whole grains
The table below makes the above points even more clear
7 lowest calorie-highest nutrient foods
|Food type||Calories per pound||Nutrient density|
|Raw leafy green vegetables||100||100%|
|Solid green vegetables||100||97%|
|Non green non starchy veggies||100||50%|
Now compare the table above with the table below that shows the nutritional properties of staples of the standard American diet, and the nutritional implications become very clear very quickly.
Calorie content and nutritional values of staples of the American diet
|Food type||Calories per pound||Nutrient density|
|Refined grains-white flour, white bread, pasta, processed cereals||1,300||2%|
|Fat free dairy||217||13%|
|Full fat dairy||309||4%|
Note that although milk is only 309 calories per pound I don’t consider it particularly healthy because it has a nutrient density of only 4%. That’s at least 400% lower than the least nutritious plant food-whole grains. Anything below 20 as nutrient density is abysmal because it causes nutrient deficiencies that lead to food cravings, food addiction and weight gain (one of the most important causes of food cravings and addiction is eating food items of nutritionally poor quality).
Besides, a significant part of the calories of milk is saturated fat which is significantly fat causing. The healthiness of a food item is not judged only by the amount of calories it contains but also by the quality of those calories. A 600 calorie food item that is 50% fiber or unprocessed carbohydrates is far healthier and more slimming than a 300 calorie food item that is 90% refined carbohydrates or saturated fat.
The standard American diet is at least 6 times more calorie dense and 5 times less nutritious than a diet based on the 7 slimming foods in table 1 above. It is 53% processed food and 41% animal products-which incidentally are the two highest calorie-lowest nutrient food categories in the world. Americans eat 94% high calorie foods-a diet that is perfectly primed for weight gain and disease.
To put it in simpler terms the American diet is calorie dense and nutrient poor and that’s why 78% of Americans are either overweight or obese, why Americans suffer from some of the highest rates of diabetes and heart disease in the world and why the American adult population has a high average BMI of 26.5 which is higher than the upper limit of the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9 showing clearly that the average American is overweight and has too much fat in his body (BMI or body mass index measures the amount of fat in your body. Anything higher than 24.9 means you have too much fat in your fat stores).
On the other hand the group of people I talked about above, the people who I said eat mostly those 7 highly slimming, highly nutritious, fiber rich low calorie foods as their diet have the lowest average BMI in the world…21.3 and rarely suffer from diabetes or heart disease.
Who are they?, they are called Vegans.
Vegans are the slimmest, healthiest people in the world and the reason is because they eat mostly those 7 slimming foods I talked about above. They eat mostly unrefined plant foods. Their diet is very low calorie, very high fiber, very nutritious, very antioxidant rich, very low on saturated fat and free from cholesterol and refined carbohydrates.
The standard American diet is the exact opposite of that.
So what’s the moral of this story?
Well, it is simple.
It is this.
If you want to get slim, healthy and free from the debilitating lifestyle diseases that eating poorly causes, eat like a Vegan. Eat mostly unrefined plant food. Even if you choose not to go full vegan, make sure unprocessed plant foods form a significant part, even the majority of your diet because they are the most slimming most health boosting foods in the world.
The most important nutrient for losing weight and getting healthy.
You must have noticed that I emphasized the fiber content of foods throughout this piece. The reason is because fiber is crucial for losing weight and getting healthy. In fact fiber is the most consistent predictor of the healthiness of the diet of any given population. You can predict how fat, slim, healthy or sick a population is likely to be by simply estimating the fiber content of their diet.
The relationship between the fiber content of food and the weight and health of a given population is like a seesaw, when one goes up the other is always down.
The more fiber you eat the slimmer and healthier you get, the less fiber you eat the fatter and sicker you get.
It is not an exaggeration to say that weight gain is a fiber deficiency disease.
The American diet hardly has any fiber in it. It is therefore not surprising that America is the fattest country in the world with sky high rates of lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Fiber is also very important for shedding the most dangerous kind of fat-belly fat. In fact it has been proven that you lose 4% of belly fat for every 10g of fiber that you eat.
Eating fiber is indispensable to the health of your body and the length of your waistline.
Now, how can you start eating these 7 slimming foods to start losing weight and boosting your health quickly?
Easy. Follow the simple 7 part guide below
Following the above guideline when you eat will make you slim and healthy effortlessly without you needing to go on a diet or count calories because it lowers how much calories you eat and eliminates food cravings while significantly boosting the nourishment of your body.