It’s all about calories!
Calories are the units of energy that the body needs to fuel your bodily function. Excess calories are stored by your body as fats. You wouldn’t want excess calories if you want to slim down or if you want to maintain your current weight.
If you want to lose weight, you take in less calories than what your body needs for the day. Your body automatically uses stored calories from your body fat to fuel your bodily function when it cannot access free calories from other source. This in effect causes your body to burn those fats! Too easy.
But who wants to starve? That pain in the stomach when you are starving? That stomach ulcer that happens when starving happens too often. Ugh. Certainly not I. Starving doesn’t feel too good.
So don’t starve. Eat a lot. Eat right.
Those Yummy Tropical Fruits
Fruits is the best food to indulge when you want to lose those unwanted flabs. You can eat a lot to your heart’s content without having to worry about getting fat. Fruits are high in fiber, high in micronutrients, and low in calorie. Oh, that’s heaven for me who likes eating a lot but who doesn’t want to grow too fat again.
Yes, I was obese at 180 lbs packed in my petite 5ft and 3in frame. But not anymore. I am now happy with my 125 to 127 lbs weight range. I lost all those 55 lbs without starving!
Today, I am going to share to you the 3 best tropical fruits that I eat a lot which helped me in my 55 lbs healthy weight loss journey.
This sweet high-fiber fruit consisting of multiple coalesced berries is absolutely heaven for those who wants to eat a lot without the guilt. 1 cup of fresh ripe pineapples is only 82 calories. Heck. I can eat 2 cups of ripe pineapples in one seating and be totally stuffed. Yet, I am only consuming 164 calories for that.
This tropical queen-of-a-fruit is uber delicious. Yummy! I love it for breakfast together with a cup of coffee and a piece of boiled egg.
Pineapples is not just good for your diet because of its high-fiber and low calorie content. This is also loaded with a ridiculous amount of micronutrients. It’s high in manganese, a micronutrient needed by bodily enzymes to work their wonders. It helps your body absorbs calcium and helps it form connective tissues and bones. And it also helps your body form sex hormones.
Pineapples also contains good amount of Vitamin B6 which counters skin problems and anemia; has high amount of Vitamins C, an antioxidant that helps your body fights off infections and diseases as well as protects the cells from damage. It also contains high amount of Vitamin B1 which fights off beri-beri.
Some claims that Papaya is the world’s healthiest food. It is difficult to refute this claim as Papaya is packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals. It contains high amount of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, panthothenic acid, and copper. It also contains good amount of Vitamin E.
The papaya’s dietary fiber is known to be able to bind colon cancer-causing toxins and flushes them out from the body. The papaya’s Vitamin A and Vitamin C contents help the body fights off common diseases such as colds, flu, and ear diseases. Also, being rich in Vitamin C, papaya is fantastic in fighting off Rheumatic Diseases.
Papaya has high water content and dietary fiber content. This fruit stays in your digestive system longer causing you to fill full longer too. Consequently, you do not get hungry too easily and your craving for food is cut down.
This fruit contains even lower calories than Pineapples. It only has 62 calories per cup of ripe papaya cubes. Eat 2 cups of papaya for your afternoon snacks and you are only consuming 124 calories.
Compare that with 1 piece of Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut which has 160 calories. That piece of doughnut will make you crave for another piece. And if you give in you are practically eating more than double the calories of 2 cups of papaya.
So have a cup of papaya daily (even two!) and melt those flabs away!
A medium-sized ripe banana which is about 118 g only contains 105 calories. Omaygulay! That is a total caloric bargain for a fruit packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Eat 1 piece of banana for breakfast and 1 piece of boiled egg (100 g only contains about 155 calories) and drink a cup of coffee with 10g unsalted butter (74 calories) on it. Whoa! Your breakfast is a healthy 329 calories only. If you are on a 1300 calorie per day diet, you still have 971 calories left for the day. What a caloric treat!
The banana berry is high in potassium, a mineral that is necessary for the body to carry many of its metabolic functions. Potassium drop can cause your muscles to contract. And calling it bad doesn’t make it better.
But one banana a day, keeps the doctor away.
A few years ago while I was training a group of bakery staff in one of the franchise bakeshops of the bakery company I worked for years ago my leg muscles cramped and I dropped to the floor. I couldn’t stand up. Everything happened so quickly right there in front of my trainees.
I dialed our company nurse and I explained to her the situation. She told me to have someone bring me a banana. She explained that what I may be experiencing that time could be a potassium drop. True enough, a few minutes after I ate that piece of ripe banana, I felt fine again and back on my feet. Ah! The wonder that which is banana!
The banana is also high in Vitamin B6 which aids in liver detoxification, Vitamin C, Biotin, Copper, Manganese, and dietary fiber. Need I say more?
If you are planning to load your grocery baskets with fruits, head over to the tropical fruits section. Fill your basket with the 3 best tropical fruits that will not only help you melt your fats fast but will also give you lots of those necessary micronutrients that will keep you fit and healthy.
And remember, one banana a day keeps the doctor away!
But if the doctor is McDreamy? Uh hum.
And hey. If you are interested to shed off your unwanted fats without starving and stretching yourself a bit too far, I wrote a book exactly just that.
It’s a book that will show the secrets of how I changed from 180 lbs to 125 lbs healthy woman. It’s The Asian Diet Secret. Visit me here.