Weight loss essentially involves consuming fewer calories than the body burns. Pick foods that make you feel full for longer and those that boost your metabolism to help you get in shape just a little bit faster.Here’s what to add to your basket the next time you go shopping.

Dark Chocolate

A study that was done in Denmark, in 2008, showed that people who ate dark chocolate were 15% less likely to eat pizza a few hours later, compared to those who ate milk chocolate. Dark chocolate is considered as a craving reducer.

Vegetables

By adding veggies to typical cheat foods, you get to indulge your cravings, while avoiding all the extra calories. Replace the mashed potatoes in your sev puri with a touch of bhaji and blend your favourite instant noodles with some sautéed vegetables. This is a win-win situation for both your taste buds and your health.

Soups

Starting your meal with soup ensures that your appetite is partially satiated by the time you begin your main course. Go for pureed or chunky variants, but skip the cream and butter, to maintain the health quotient.

Nuts

High in proteins, nuts are instant energy boosters and are great to keep you going until your next meal. Take a fistful of peanuts, almonds or cashew nuts for a snack on the go.

Apples and Pears

Infused with antioxidants and appetite-suppressing fibre, these fruits are ideal options as evening snacks.

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