To lose weight, you have to cut back on how many calories you are eating. But, the process of cutting calories to lose weight is not always easy. You may feel you have to give up certain foods or ignore your hunger in order to see the pounds drop. But, it certainly doesn’t (and it shouldn’t!) have to be that way.

Here are 3 simple ways you can effortlessly cut back on calories without feeling deprived.

Drink More Water

Water is an essential ingredient for any weight loss plan. This is for many reasons, but the top being that water fills you up. 

In fact, drinking a glass of water before a meal may help you eat less by naturally reducing your calorie intake at meals. Research has shown that drinking water before meals helps you eat less, so you lose weight.

In another 12-week study, those who drank more water overall, but especially before meals lost more weight.

Drinking more water also gives you energy, aids in digestion, and keeps your metabolism kicking. This can help fuel your workouts so you have more efficient workouts and see more results.

Eat More Fiber-Rich Foods

There are countless benefits of eating more fiber, but one key benefit is to support your weight loss goals.

Not only are many fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables naturally low in calories, but they tend to make us feel full. Research has demonstrated that consuming fiber-rich foods may increase our satiety, or the feeling of fullness. 

This is because fiber often holds onto water, which slows down the digestive process. And when your food is still being digested, you’ll have less cravings in between meals and are less likely to overeat.

This is a good thing because consuming larger portions and overeating in general is one of the primary drivers of weight gain. Since fruits and vegetables are so packed with fiber, they are almost impossible to overeat. 

If you think about it, can you remember a time that you ate too many tomatoes or carrots? It’s highly unlikely!

A few fiber foods that can aid in weight loss include apples, berries, oranges, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, kale, and asparagus.

Our delicious Eclipse tomatoes contain only 25 calories and 2 grams of weight-reducing fiber. Getting in a daily dose of any of our Nature’s Sweet Tomatoes will boost your fiber intake and support your weight loss goals.

Fill half of your plate with fiber-packed plant foods to naturally reduce calories and keep hunger at bay.

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Melissa Mitri
Melissa is a health writer with over 12 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She specializes in helping women move away from restrictive habits that lead to vicious yo-yo weight cycles. Melissa enjoys writing about health, nutrition, and fitness with the goal of simplifying complex health topics for the reader. You can find out more about Melissa at www.melissamitri.com

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