Perfect Foods to Fight Fat for Walkers!
Exercise is very important. But if you feel tired and don’t have enough time for gym or to do other exercises at home, walking is an easy way to keep you in shape and healthier.
Here is the list of foods to help you along your walking journey:
- Homemade Trail Mix – This snack is packed with complex carbs which helps to keep your energy up and weight down. Mix 1/2 cup Kashi GoLean cereal, 1 large whole-grain pretzel broken into pieces, 3 Genisoy crisps and 1/4 cup walnuts. The serving contains 344 calories, 39 grams carbs.
- Eggs – Egg has 78 calories that contain all the amino acids your muscles need to recover after walking. It will also chase away the hunger. Studies show that women who ate eggs rather than a bagel for breakfast ate 264 calories less throughout the day.
- Cherries – One cup of tart cherries contains 52 calories. Cherries may reduce the inflammation. If not cherries than drink cherry juice 12 ounces twice a day. It will make you feel less sore after strength training or any other exercise.
- Salmon – The Japanese studies show that the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon improve lung function. Eating the salmon can help keep you from getting winded. Salmon contains more omega-3 than it is recommended 1.1 grams per serving. Try it two or more times per week. It is usually 3 1/2 ounce serving and has 181 calories.
- Dry Roasted Edamame – The protein in soybeans helps regulate blood sugar. It will give you more energy on longer walks. Edamame has 4 grams of feel-full fiber per 127 calories, 1/2 cup serving.
- Low Fat Plain Yogurt – Studies show that when we sweat we lose calcium. One 120 calorie cup of plain low-fat yogurt provides 40% of your recommended daily amount.
- Spinach – This dark leafy green as all other dark leafy greens contain bone strengthening vitamin K. Raw spinach contains when eaten raw 161% of the recommended daily amount in one cup that has only 7 calories. You can add spinach to your salad daily.
To help you lose weight and go strong, work these healthy foods into a 1,500 calorie a day plan or the one recommended by your doctor/nutritionist.