Calorie dense foods: How to lose weight this season Posted on August 22, 2016 by , 0 comments

A calorie is a calorie no matter how you eat it. Some foods may be super high in calories but low in fiber, causing you to not feel full enough for long. Other foods are low in calories but high in fiber, meaning that you stay full longer. In the summer/early fall, barbecues and parties abound. But just because you’re socializing doesn’t mean that you can’t make wise low-calorie food choices to be able to lose weight during the summer. We have put together a list of the most common, seasonal high calorie and low calorie foods—a list you can reference to help you lose weight this season.

High Calorie Foods to Avoid this Season

  • Red meats like beef and pork
  • White bread
  • White rice
  • Fried foods
  • Vegetable oil
  • Bananas
  • Avocados

Nuts are the some of the highest calorie-dense foods out there. Just to give you an idea, here is a list of popular nuts and their calorie counts:

  • Macadamia nuts – 962 calories per cup
  • Pine nuts – 909 calories per cup
  • Brazil nuts – 872 calories per cup
  • Hazelnuts – 848 calories per cup
  • Sesame seeds – 825 calories per cup
  • Almonds – 821 calories per cup
  • Sunflower seeds – 818 calories per cup
  • Pumpkin seeds – 721 calories per cup
  • Chopped walnuts – 766 calories per cup
  • Peanut butter – 188 calories in two tablespoons

Low Calorie Foods to help Lose Weight this Season

It is popular knowledge that fruits and vegetables are the most filling foods available with the fewest calories. But not all fruits and veggies are low in calories. We have selected a the lowest-calorie fruits and veggies that not only are high in fiber, but also low in sugar. 

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chili peppers
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Tangerines
  • Lettuce

For protein, look to chicken and fish that has been grilled or cooked with as little oil as possible. You can also turn to shellfish for a high protein and low calorie option. And, as always, remember to drink plenty of water, take supplements such as Body Regime®, and get enough sleep.

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