Eat Protein and Fiber
What you eat when you are trying to lose weight is incredibly important. Eating poorly can render all the exercise in the world moot, while a clean diet can make up for an awful lot of binge watching your favorite shows instead of hitting the gym.
In order to lose weight, your diet needs to be relatively low in fat and sugar. Your calorie intake should also be only a couple hundred calories lower than your calorie output. Too big a deficiency and your body becomes convinced that you are starving. It then works to pack on as much fat as it can to help you survive the “famine.”
Cutting even 200 calories from your diet, however, can leave you awfully hungry by the end of the day. To help prevent your stomach from growling nonstop, make sure your diet is heavy on protein and fiber. Both of these will help you feel full sooner and stay feeling full longer. Eggs, chicken, nuts, Greek yogurt and meaty fishes, such as tuna and salmon, are excellent sources of protein. Beans, lentils, edamame, blackberries and brown rice are all high in fiber.