Cauliflower lacks starch and this fact makes it a perfect weight loss food item. It is also a good source of vitamin C and folate that further participates in weight loss campaign. You can use it as a replacement for heavier foods in preparing sandwiches, soups and other preparations.
The results in the form of lost weight may become apparent in few days once you switch to healthy eating. Once you get in shape, don’t completely abandon these foods and make them a part of your regular diet.

The cocoa in it is actually good for you. It has a lot of stearic acid, which is a saturated fat but is also considered to have a favorable effect on cholesterol levels- it raises the “good” HDL component without raising the “bad” LDL.

It also temporarily boosts your metabolism as your body digests it.

This doesn’t mean you should go out and eat a bunch of chocolate if you want to lose weight, but it is a better dessert option than some other options that are simply made of sugar and other artificial ingredients.

*try to choose chocolates with higher cacao concentrations- they will be a lot richer and more bitter but they are better for you!:)

eat off of blue plates

Ever wonder why McDonald’s color scheme is yellow and red? “We are naturally drawn to red, yellow and orange in our dining area or restaurants because psychologically it stimulates us to want to eat – and eat a lot. Studies show if you put your food on blue plates it can cause you to eat less,” says Tamal Dodge, a certified yoga instructor in Santa Monica, Calif. and star of the “Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners” DVD.

A healthy snack that tastes good:
greek yogurt and berries

Combine a ½ cup of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or sliced strawberries with a container of plain, low-fat Greek yogurt. “Greek yogurt is strained, which concentrates the protein to about two and a half times more than standard yogurt,” Blatner says. “And berries are low in calories and provide a healthy dose of vitamin C.” Choose low-fat over non-fat yogurt because it contains a fat-burning compound called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) found in dairy fat.

Soothe Your Stress
It’s impossible to live in a worry-free bubble, but constant anxiety can cause your adrenal gland to pump out too much cortisol. High levels of the stress hormone change how your metabolism stores fat, sending flab to the belly, where it affects vital organs (and your bikini confidence).

add fruits & veggies

Weight loss doesn’t always mean cutting down on things. In fact, adding in more fruits and vegetables helps you stay fuller, longer, with less calories and more nutrition. To lose weight without feeling hungry, eat at least one serving of fruit or vegetables with every snack and two with meals, recommends Rachel Begun, a registered dietitian and food industry consultant in Rye Brook, N.Y.