Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 8 Winter Foods for Weight Loss

8 Winter Foods for Weight Loss

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured

Sure, it’s winter. But that’s no excuse to lock yourself up for hibernation with nothing but baked goods and creamy pastas to pass the time. So while you may be watching WAY more Netflix than normal, take a bite out of these eight seasonal super foods that are packed with nutrients and can help you lose, or maintain, a healthy body weight…

 

1. Chili

The first sign of snow flakes has me dusting off my slow cooker and rushing to the market for the ingredients for chili. Why? Because this heart winter meal fills me up, but doesn’t fill me out (if you know what I mean).

After all, chili depends on some pretty basic, low calorie, and high fiber and protein staples. For example, you make a batch with crushed tomatoes, garlic, fiber-packed kidney or black beans, and maybe a bit of lean protein (i.e., lean ground chicken or turkey). However, chili gets it’s name because it calls for chili powder, which contains a phytochemical known as capsaicin, linked to weight loss because it naturally boosts metabolism.

Chili

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 10 Healthful Ways to Ease Your Body Into Winter
    Winter isn't just a shock to nature—your mind and body are also greatly affected by the shift in weather and shorter days, making the change difficult to adjust to.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Tips for Motivating Your Winter Workouts
    Motivating yourself to exercise regularly is difficult enough—without the fact that your mornings are met with freezing cold temperatures, ice and snow, and pitch black...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Sneaky Habits that Lower Your Immunity
    If you've been struck down with a cold or flu this winter, you're definitely not alone. However, if you're prone to one illness after another with little break in between, you're...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • It's Winter Solstice: SAD and the Winter Blues Infographic
    December 21 will mark the 2016 winter solstice (or Yule). This annual astronomical phenomenon lands on the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Healthy Gifts that Should be in your Stocking
    Ah, the stocking. Some people rip into it as soon as they come down the stairs on Christmas morning, while others wait until they've opened their other gifts—so it's kind of like...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Chilling Facts about Hypothermia
    'Tis the season for freezing your butt off, and in some cases in can be a lot worse than getting the shivers.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Fantastic Fitness Trends for 2017
    The new year is almost upon us, and many of you may be wondering what hot new diet and fitness trends 2017 will bring.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Eye Health Problems to Watch Out For
    Your eyesight is one of your most precious gifts, not to mention that you rely on it so heavily for everyday life.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Don't Sneeze at These 9 Uncommon Allergies
    If you find yourself sneezing and sniffling or having some other chronic health problem that you (and your doctor) just can't seem to figure out, you may be allergic to something.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Ways to Speed Up Recovery After Surgery
    We all know that surgeons are very precise and that surgical procedures have come a long way over the years, but the truth is that you're still having a knife (or laser) making a...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Chewing On 7 Facts About Misophonia
    Do you get very, very annoyed when you hear the sounds of someone eating and slurping? If so, you may have what's known in the medical community as Misophonia, which is an...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Time-Tested Facts About Aging
    No one is getting younger. You've heard that expression before (unless you're living in seclusion with a wifi connection), but what does it actually mean?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Healthy Ways to Boost Your Confidence
    If your self-esteem is your engine, then your confidence is the transmission that puts it into motion (we just made that up).
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Healthy Activities to Improve Hand-Eye Coordination
    Hand-eye coordination is something that comes very handy in sports – for example, tracking and catching a ball or knocking a puck out of the air.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Natural Ways to Help Alleviate Anxiety
    If you have anxiety, we don't need to tell you how it can affect it your life – it can make simple things seem more difficult, from something as easy as a conversation with a...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice