In some parts of the country, the winter months are so cold that you don’t even want to step outside to get your favorite foods.
Going to the gym is also a stretch. It’s easy to settle for comfort foods to make life easier.
We get it. But there is a way to lose weight by eating certain foods this winter.
Stock up your pantry this season with the following fat-fighting foods and stay fit!
1. Cabbage to the Rescue
Cool weather brings out the “frost-kissed sweetness” of this fiber-rich and versatile veggie.
Use as a low-cal wrap for lunch (blanch before rolling for a bit more malleability) or steam wedges and drizzle with flavored oil.
If a dinner option is what you’re craving, try tossing shredded cabbage into a stir-fry.
2. Spinach is One of the Best Fiber Filled Winter Foods
When it comes to weight loss, fiber is your friend — and spinach offers twice as much fiber as other greens.
Plus, its antioxidants can promote increased energy levels on sluggish days. If nibbling the raw stuff doesn’t excite you, try it sautéed with garlic and olive oil.
3. Don’t Forget About Carrots
A crunchy stick dipped in hummus is a great go-to snack — but also try roasting, steaming or sautéing your carrots for hearty side dishes that won’t bust your belt.