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Winter will soon be upon us and the natural reaction to short days and long cold nights is to increase our intake of food. This is a great idea but then, when the first summery rays begin and the buds are out on the trees, we look in the mirror and see what we’ve done to ourselves and panic. With all the bad stuff out there, it’s good to know that there are still some foods that are okay. These foods will not only help you stick to your weight loss plan, but they taste great and you don’t have to feeling guilty for eating them. Regularly include the following foods in your diet:


Top Ten Diet Foods


  1. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts – make sure to remove any remaining traces of skin and any visible fat. Chicken is extremely versatile at mealtime and there are tons of quick, easy recipes to make it taste divine.
  2. Blueberries – these antioxidant-loaded powerhouses are low in calories, taste great and can be added to your yogurt, smoothies or porridge for a tasty snack.  
  3. Low-fat cottage cheese – cottage cheese is high in protein and calcium, but make sure you choose the low-fat kind. Add in fruits or vegetables to make it more bearable.
  4. Broccoli- broccoli might just be labelled a wonder food. It contains almost as much calcium as a glass of milk, is high in Vitamin C, and packs some serious fibre.
  5. Porridge/Oatmeal – It’s low in fat and calories and contains the right amount of low-glycemic carbs. Always better when stuff is added to it for taste but check the sugar content before stirring it in.
  6. Tuna – is one of the cheapest types of protein you can buy, and it’s also low in fat. Many people turn up their noses at tuna, but it can actually taste great if it’s mixed with the right seasonings.
  7. Eggs (Egg Whites) – make sure to buy the kinds that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Whether you boil them, scramble them or combine them with veggies and spices to make a tasty omelette, eggs are a cheap, easy and versatile addition to your weight loss plan.
  8. Spinach – is a great addition to omelettes and soups, and also makes a great salad. The goodness of spinach is backed by its high amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium, fibre and antioxidants.
  9. Salsa- tastes great on many of your favourite dishes and best of all it is low-fat and low-cal. It adds a delicious flavour and is a healthier option that many other condiments.
  10. Apples – refreshing, juicy apples are a great addition to any diet. They are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, and are an excellent source of fibre that can help lower your cholesterol levels and keep you feeling full.