’10 Best Fit Food Options You Have To Include In Your Diet’ – Monica May
They say you are what you eat.
Well, you are so much more than your food choices, and you should never let anyone convince you otherwise.
However, one is certain – your health and fitness are all about what you eat.
And even though working out is important too, if you don’t maintain a healthy diet you’ll never get the results you want.
That’s why you should be really careful when choosing the food you eat.
And even though what matters the most is avoiding unhealthy, highly processed and junk foods, fueling your body with the right foods is also crucial.
For foods to avoid, check out my articles:
Now, these 10 fit foods I have for you today, are a must when you are on a diet, or just trying to get healthy.
They will help you fuel your body with all the right nutrients, towards losing weight and making eating healthy more fun.
Let’s get started right away!
10 Best Fit Food Options You Have To Include In Your Diet
#1: Rice Cakes
Rice cakes are a huge part of my daily diet and an even bigger one on my weight loss journey.
Not only rice cakes are a fast and easy way to have a healthy snack between your meals, but they are also fast and easy healthy breakfast ideas too.
However, not all rice cakes are healthy, and not all toppings are equally nutritious and weight loss approved.
The main concern about rice cakes is that they are highly processed foods that are low in fiber and other important nutrients.
But while nutritionists may argue about the question are rice cakes healthy or not, my answer is yes.
There’re a few reasons why they are healthy and can help you lose weight.
First of all, most rice cakes tend to be made from minimal ingredients.
Meaning, unlike other processed snacks that can come with a long list of ingredients we can’t even pronounce, rice cakes can be made with one single ingredient and that is brown rice.
Also, rice cakes are super low in calories, around 35 kcal per cake.
This means that you can use them as a base for almost anything without feeling guilty and without ruining your weight loss efforts.
Just be smart and pick out a brand that’s only made from brown rice and has no added sugars or other unhealthy ingredients, and you are all set.
Check out my list of 10 Healthy Rice Cake Recipe Ideas – Weight Loss Recipes With Rice Cakes
Fish is literally one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Why? Well, they are nutrient-dense foods, that are an excellent source of high-quality:
- healthy fats including omega 3
- vitamins – especially vitamin B12
What drags the attention the most, is their content of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain.
While saturated fats lead to obesity, the polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish prevent obesity.
This is actually a perfect example of fats fighting fats, and the main reason why you shouldn’t be afraid of healthy fats at all.
From salmon and tuna to herring, freshwater white fish and cod.
Choose your favorite and dig in.
#3: Rolled Oats
Nothing says “good morning” like a bowl of the good old fashioned rolled oats.
Whether cooked as oatmeal or blended with fresh fruit in a smoothie, oats provide your body with many benefits.
They are an excellent source of fiber, which means that if you eat oats for breakfast, you’re going to feel full for a long time.
A bowl of overnight oats, oatmeal, or just fresh oats with Greek yogurt or almond milk and fruits, is actually one of the best ways to start your day.
I have oats a lot in my 28-Day Burn Baby Burn meal plan, with tons of different variations and recipes.
You can also check out my favorite oat breakfast idea in my article 5 Fit & Healthy Breakfast Recipes Ready In 5 Minutes.
#4: Cabbage Family
For me, they are the queen of all veggies and a fit food group that’s on the top of my list as an athlete.
The cabbage family includes a great variety of vegetables starting from:
- brussels sprouts
- kale and
These are always on top of my list whenever I think about veggies.
Well, first of all, they are also known as volume veggies, which means they fill out a great volume in our body without adding up on the calories.
You see, our body has a thing called “volume counter” too, which means you won’t get full by eating calories, but they have to fulfill a certain volume in the stomach too.
This explains the reason why we can’t get full by eating a handful of almonds, even though the calories might match with those in a small burger.
This means that by including these veggies in your daily diet, you will make sure to feel fuller while getting in fewer calories and maintaining a healthy life.
In my meal plan, I put an accent on volume veggies, and consume them on a daily basis, fresh or cooked.
They can only help you lose weight and get healthier faster.
#5: Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is one of my favorites dairy products of all time.
Well, simply because it’s low fat, low sugar, and low calorie while tasting amazing.
Even though it has fats, yogurt is one of the greatest fit foods out there.
Plus, it’s a great source of protein and probiotics.
I add Greek yogurt in almost anything- from oatmeals, chia puddings, and smoothies, to dressings and rice cake toppings.
It tastes great, plus helps me make the most on my fitness journey.
#6: Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potato is one high-calorie starch foods.
However, it contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, and it is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
The tuber is an excellent source of flavonoid phenolic compounds such as beta-carotene and vitamin.
I usually eat sweet potatoes as a side dish to my pre-workout meal, simply because they are a great way to get energy and get the best out of your workout.
They are the complex, good carbs, and even though they contain sugar, they have a low glycemic index.
This means including them into your diet will help you with losing weight and getting fit.
Eggs are one of the best sources of protein.
That is an important building block of:
- skin, and
The body uses protein to build and repair tissues as well as making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
Nutritionists may argue about the yolk not being as healthy, however the egg white is a perfect way to add up on protein especially after a workout.
Avocado is one rare fit food containing high amounts of healthy anti-inflammatory fats, a decent amount of protein, tons of healing phytonutrients, and a huge amount of fiber.
The oil in avocado is especially high in monounsaturated fatty acids including an omega-9 fat.
Yes, you’ll add up on the calorie intake by including it in your daily diet, however, your foods will be more fun, you will feel more full and you will get healthier for sure.
Including avocados in your daily diet can boost the calorie burning and help you lose weight faster.
I usually add it on my toasts or rice cakes for breakfast and in my salads for dinner.
#9: Peanut Butter
Ever since I started eating healthy, peanut butter has been my dessert.
It’s my favorite fit food of all time, my go-to snack whenever I’m feeling hungry between the meals, or if I have a sweet craving kicking in – the quick fix is peanut butter.
It just gives you a sense of fullness in just a few seconds, plus it’s loaded with proteins and it’s pretty nutritious overall.
Just a scoop of peanut butter on top of a few slices of green apple helps me satisfy my cravings for good.
I add it to my oatmeal for breakfast and as a post-workout or late-night snack combined with celery stalks.
In other words, peanut butter is the glue that holds my life together :)
And last but not least, the mother of all fruits – berries.
Berries are my absolute favorite fruit group of all time and a fit food that’s definitely worth mentioning.
Although they are fruits, they actually don’t contain as much fructose as other fruits.
This means that you can enjoy them whenever you want, without worrying that they will ruin your weight loss efforts.
Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries – I love them all.
They are loaded with fibers, vitamins, and minerals, and are an amazing way to spice up almost any meal.
I literally add them to everything, from breakfast to smoothies, and even into lunch and dinner as a salad dressing or meat topping.
You’ll find berries a lot in my meal plan because they are a fit food group that can help you get healthier.
Now Let’s Get Fit!
Include some of these fit foods in your daily diet and you’ll get healthier and fitter in no time.
Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section below, which one is your favorite fit food.
Spoiler alert, mine is definitely peanut butter :)
Also, if you want to eat healthier and lose weight faster, don’t forget to check out my weight loss kit here.
Till next time, babe!
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