Make Diets Great Again – 5 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Weight-Loss

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Have you ever wished that you could lose weight and still have some delicious food because let’s be honest, after a while, even the most motivated person get sick of eating salad just for weight-loss.

This blog is all about some of the most delicious meals you can have without having to worry about your diet.

What good is a diet if you have to torture yourself to get through it, right?

Healthy foods

Basically, there are three macronutrients that a person needs to take care off while making a meal that will help them reach their weight goal, whether bulking or cutting. These three macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Before we give you a few ideas on how you can gouge down on food without feeling bad about it, here are your options. You don’t need to follow our recipes; this will give you room to get creative.

Proteins

1.      Whole Eggs

weight-loss-dietEggs used to be classed as being high in cholesterol, but new studies suggest that eggs do not affect blood cholesterol and do not increase the risk of heart attacks. That means it is making a triumphant comeback, from Instagram fame to it being widely accepted again.

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein, and because of their healthy fats, it will make you feel satiated while consuming low calories. So next time you feel like having a bagel in the morning, drop it and pick up an egg.

2.      Salmon

weight-loss-dietWhen they aren’t swimming upstream, fighting against the raging force of Mother Nature, salmon provide loads of protein and healthy fats upon consumption.

The healthy fats found in salmon can keep you full for a long time while taking fewer calories. Also, salmon and other fish, in general, provide a significant amount of iodine which is essential to keep your metabolism running. This means they are perfect for weight-loss.

One of the best parts of eating salmon is that they have omega-3 acids which help with inflammation, which is known as a significant reason towards obesity.

3.      Tuna

weight-loss-dietTuna is a lean fish which is high in protein and low in calories, making it the best choice for bodybuilders and fitness models that are on a cut. It is advised to choose tuna canned in water rather than oil.

Carbohydrates

4.      Boiled Potatoes

weight-loss-dietLet us lay down facts, potatoes are the perfect food for weight loss and the optimal health, with its diverse range of nutrients, potatoes have everything you need.

Since white potatoes class as a slow carb, they take longer to digest. The satiety index measures how filling, different types of food would be and boiled potatoes scored highest on this index.

4.      Oats

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Oats are classed as one of the healthiest grains on the planet and rightfully so. Oats are chock-full of various vitamins and minerals, help lower blood cholesterol and is very filling which in turn helps to lose weight.

Oats are usually taken as oatmeal for breakfast and can be a great start to your day if you are looking to lose weight.

 

5.      White Rice

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Even though brown rice is quickly digested, white rice has the tendency to keep you full for longer, this means that you will cut down on your appetite and in turn lose weight due to it.

Apart from losing weight, they provide a healthy amount of carbohydrates which digest slowly, meaning they provide energy for a longer period of time.

Fats

6.      Cottage Cheese

weight-loss-dietIt’s a well-known fact that dairy products are high in protein.

Eating cottage cheese is a great way to increase protein intake, as well as high in calcium which helps in burning fat. Cottage cheese is an excellent food when trying weight-loss, with its very few carbs and a minimal amount of fats.

7.      Avacado

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Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, the likes of which are found in olive oil. Most fruits provide carbs whereas avocados are full of healthy fats.

Since you are trying to lose weight, make sure that you consume avocados in moderate amount.

Lunch Ideas

While you’re trying to decide what to make for lunch and eliminating the options keeping your diet in mind, here are five lunch ideas you can work with, that are sure to fill you up with delight and you won’t have to feel bad about it later.

Grilled Chicken & Hummus Open-Face Sandwich

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Total calories: 400

Protein: 44g

Carbs: 29g

Fats: 13g

Weight-loss has never been this delicious. Being high in protein, this meal can help you work your way to your weight goal while enjoying some delicious food in the process.

For full recipe visit: Cooking Classy

Spinach Artichoke Quiche Cup

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Nutrition Fact Per Serving:

Total Calories: 325

Protein: 25g

Carbs: 18g

Fats: 16g

Most quiche cups are full of trans-fat that is a big “nope” when you are dieting. Luckily this quiche cup negates all that and gives you a quick snack that you can enjoy without feeling guilty.

Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Baked Tofu Sushi Bowl

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Total Calories: 395

Protein: 20g

Carbs: 50g

Fats: 16g

If you like tofu, sushi and getting healthier, then this dish is exactly what you need to deliver the taste without the unwanted fats.

For the recipe, visit Connoisseurus Veg.

Asian Noodle Salad

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Total Calories: 373

Protein: 12g

Carbs: 37g

Fats: 22g

Do you know what’s better than a spicy noodle salad? The version that can give you a six-pack. This is one salad you won’t wince while having.

Recipe: Foxes Love Lemons.

 

Chicken, Avocado & Red Pepper Pizza

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Total Calories: 399

Protein: 33g

Carbs: 31g

Fats: 15g

The worst part about being on a diet is looking at a pizza, trying to resist the craving, eventually having it and regretting it afterward. No more of that, this pizza is perfectly healthy and will help you towards losing weight.

Like it, visit Creme De La Crumb for the recipe

Diet is 80% of any fitness goal, the other 20% being the workouts that you do. Now that you are armed with all these delicious treats, you can go right on to your diet without having to compromise on taste.

Comment down below any dishes that you love and are perfect for weight-loss.

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