There are so many aspects you need to take into consideration when trying to have a healthier lifestyle. You have to pay attention to a lot of things if you want to lose weight you can easily get overwhelmed. It’s no wonder so many people tend to give up from losing weight in the first month or so. Our advice is to keep it simple, just exercise, have a healthy diet and drink enough water.
Seeing how Autumn just opened its arms to us, we’re going to give you some hints on what you should eat to boost your fitness level so read on.
6 Autumn Foods To Boost Your Fitness & Happiness Levels
It’s no secret that people with healthy bodies tend to be happier than those who are overweight. Of course, it’s a state of mind, but feeling healthy makes you happy. Many people see autumn as the colder season and the “road to winter” but we choose to see it as an opportunity to improve our diets with some delicious autumn foods to boost fitness levels.
Here’s what to look for when you go to your local market.
They taste amazing and do wonders for your body. For example, one large apple gives you almost 6 grams of fiber and it’s packed with pectin, a very filling type of fiber. It makes you feel full faster so it also suppresses big appetites. Besides being a yummy snack, they’re also low in calories and can also be added in salads or risotto.
Sweet potatoes are great for your fitness level. They’re sweet and delicious, making them a great alternative for regular potatoes. Comparing them to regular ones, sweet potatoes have a lower concentration of carbohydrates but they have more vitamins and minerals, adding to your weight loss & diet goals.
Remember when you were a kid and didn’t want to eat your broccoli? Well, we hope you now know what you were missing all this time. Broccoli can help you control your weight since it’s a H2O dense food (91% water). They’ll make you feel full faster and keep you hydrated. There are so many recipes where you can add broccoli. You can even eat it as snack by roasting the florets and adding a bit of olive oil and garlic. Yum!
Our old friends, the pumpkins are not just for decorating our home on Halloween. They’re also a great autumn food for those wanting to keep their diet and fitness level in check. If you don’t know if you should add pumpkin to your diet, just remember that a cup of pumpkin has 3 grams of fiber for less than 50 calories.
Another autumn food used mainly for adding taste to other meals, cinnamon is also great for people who want a healthier lifestyle. It’s associated with warming fall recipes and it’s added to drinks and foods but it also improves your fitness level. Cinnamon can regulate blood-sugar levels, curb food cravings and help boost your metabolism.
Just like apples, pears are full of fiber and low in calories. Autumn is the season when you can get the juiciest and tastiest pears all year. They’re a satisfying snack without any weight problems. The fruit is high in pectin, that helps emptying your stomach and making you feel more full for longer periods of time. As same as apples you can eat them as snacks or add them to salads or other foods.
There you go! You have new autumn food choices without worrying about your weight. There are so many ways you can add them to your diet. Don’t forget to stay hydrated all day long and to exercise. These 3 things work together to keep your body fitness level high so don’t forget to exercise from time to time.
Autumn is also a great time to exercise, just put your phone, headphones, money and keys in your comfortable fitness belt and go for a walk, a bike ride, a jog or even better a hike where you can admire Autumn’s colors.
What are you waiting for?