If you live in Nigeria and have ever wanted to lose weight, then you would agree with me that it is very hard to find the right type of food to achieve that. Even when you are luck to enough to get a good diet plan that you think you can easily adhere to, getting the necessary ingredients for the plan can be a very frustrating experience.
Do you really want to lose weight in Nigeria? Alas, the good news is here, you don’t necessarily need to use some western diet plan before you can achieve your weight loss objective. The country is blessed with so many natural foods that are very effective for weight loss. Here are the 11 Nigeria food that will help you lose weight, boost your metabolism and keep you feeling alive for a longer time.
#1: Egg – Eat eggs, yolks, egg whites and all. They won’t do any harm to your heart, but will help you cut down some inches, a better obvious choice is scrambles and omelets.
#2: Apple – One apple a day can keep weight gain in check. Report has shown that people who eat an apple before a pasta meal consume fewer amount of calories than those with different snacks. Cultivate a habit of eating one apple every day and you will see the result in no time.
#3: Beans – Each tiny small beans is loaded with nutrients, which includes protein and fibre, which is very low in calorie and full of slow-release energy. This mean you will feel alive while the high protein content will help in upscaling your muscles and keep you toned.
#4: Oats – All oats are full of health benefits, but the steel-cut and rolled varieties which are minimally processes have up to 5grams per serving which makes them the most filling choice. For instance, instant oats contain 3-4 grams per serving.
#5: Brown Rice – If you really want to flatten your belly, then you should aim to eat a complex carbohydrates that are very rich in muscle-strengthening proteins and vitamins, like brown rice. It is far better than the white rice because it contains a rich supply of energizing B vitamins, which could help you burn more calories faster.
#6: Garlic – Well, if you are the type that won’t mind the strong odour, garlic is also a very good choice for weight loss. It is a very strong anti-oxidant and it helps purge your intestine and body toxins. Eating few cloves of raw garlic everyday will greatly help you get a flat tummy. Alternatively, you could use it in your cooking but if you can’t stand the smell, you should go for some raw garlic supplements. Those are odourless.
#7: Watermelon – Watermelon possess fat reducing properties and it’s very good especially in reducing belly fat. And just because it contains few calories per slice, it is very suitable as a snack.
#8: Peanuts – Eating snacks is serious challenge for the average Nigerian trying to lose weight, since there are not so many healthy snacks out there. Peanuts are undoubtedly a good option because they contains a healthy amount of protein fibres as well as Vitamins E, which is very good for the skin.