Nutrition

10 foods to slim down for summer

Summer! Hot, fresh foods and oh the need and want to get into a swimsuit.

When it comes to slimming down for summer, food is a great place to start!

Healthy Mummy nutritionist, Cheree lists 10 foods that will help you shed the winter layers and shine in the sun!

grapefruit

10 foods for you to try this summer

When you eat fresh whole foods, you’ll be able to lose weight naturally, feel better and have enough energy to get you through the day, without experiencing irregular energy dips and unwanted mid-afternoon sugar cravings.

1. Pineapple

The ultimate of the summer fruits will help you slim due to the enzyme bromelain it contains. When you eat fresh pineapple, it helps break down proteins and aids digestion, helping you beat the bloat.

Try these Pineapple & Coconut Muffins!

2. Yoghurt

An organic pot set yoghurt is a slimmers best friend, as it helps you feel full from the protein, but it’s the bacteria that will love your guts and help you slim.

yoghurt

3. Avocado

A great healthy fat is indeed a slimming food! Not only will it help you feel fuller for longer, but due to the omega 3 fatty acids, your brain will thank you and your skin will glow!

Here are 10 ways to use avocado (besides guacamole).

4. Grapefruit

This tangy citrus fruit is one of the most powerful liver stimulating foods around. Help cleanse your system by including it in your meals.

Check that it doesn’t interact with any medicines you might be taking though, as it is that strong acting, it can cause them to flush out faster and not work properly!

5. Konjac Noodles

If you haven’t already tried them, now is the time to give them a go.

By replacing other carbs like pasta or rice with konjac noodles, you can feel satisfied but not overloaded or have a swollen belly.

6. Broccoli

Such a versatile veg! It’s great in salads, omelettes or side dishes, it is included because of its action on our liver and digestion.

To get some broccoli into your meals try these 5 ingredient cheesy broccoli bites.

7. Quinoa

High in fibre, a complete protein and a slow release energy. It is naturally satiating and can be included in pretty much any meal!

Easy Quinoa Tabouli

8. Salmon

It has a great balance between protein and fat which means you don’t need a big portion of salmon to feel satisfied.

Sushi anyone? Check out this rice-less salmon and avocado sushi rolls.

9. Capsicum

Another liver loving vegetable. It’s also high in antioxidants which will help flush fat cells.

chilli stuffed capsicums

10. Blueberries

Rich in antioxidants and a good source of fibre, blueberries will aid metabolism and help you stay slim.

These four delicious recipes with blueberries are perfect for adding into your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge healthy eating plan.

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Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!