What’s the secret to slimming down?

What’s the secret to slimming down?

It’s that time of the year. You’ve made it to February, and so far, your New Year’s resolutions to slim down or hit the gym are relatively intact. But even when you are super disciplined and committed to your weight-loss plan, it can be difficult to actually slim down, and the end goal of fitting into your favorite clothes again can be a long, hard uphill battle.

So what’s the secret to really slimming down?

“Slimming down requires, first and foremost, high-quality lean protein,” says Bob Carrara, a diabetes educator at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill.

Carrara offers 10 go-to foods to help you stay on track and meet your goals:

  1. Egg whites
  2. Low-fat cheese
  3. Plain Greek yogurt 
  4. Kefir (a cultured milk product that has more probiotics than yogurt)
  5. Fat-free milk
  6. Plain soy milk
  7. Skinless chicken
  8. Fish
  9. Pork tenderloin
  10. Beans and lentils

“Beans and lentils are excellent sources of fiber, iron and potassium,” Carrara explains. “They also contain carbohydrates, but have a very low glycemic index, which can produce a more gradual rise and fall in blood glucose levels.”

Tweaking your diet and adding these 10 protein power foods will help you reach your end goal of a leaner and healthier you.

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