Diet and Weight Loss

Weight loss: The best protein-carbs combination to lose weight

01/9The best protein-carbs combination to lose weight

Weight loss is no joke. A healthy diet and regular workout are mandatory for anyone wanting to lose weight.

When it comes to diet, we all know, it contributes majorly to our weight loss journey – 70 per cent diet and 30 per cent workout. Mind you, it’s not just protein that helps you lose weight but carbs are important too. Surprised?

Yes, protein-carb combinations are the best as they can help you lose weight effectively. In fact, carbs when combined with protein can help you lose weight without any side effects like hunger pangs, moods swings and irritability.

02/9​Eggs and bell pepper

​Eggs and bell pepper

Bell pepper, also known as Shimla mirch in Hindi, is rich in carbs and vitamin C. Eggs are rich in protein and can boost your metabolism, while bell peppers can fight off the fat accumulating hormone called cortisol.

03/9​Mix nuts and dried fruits

​Mix nuts and dried fruits

Though nuts are self-sufficient, mixing them with some dried fruits can enhance the taste and fulfill your nutrient requirement. Almonds, walnuts and pistachios are a great combination to start with.

04/9​Yoghurt and cinnamon

​Yoghurt and cinnamon

Yoghurt has protein and cinnamon has carbs. Yoghurt is rich in calcium and vitamin D while cinnamon is full of anti-oxidants that can increase your insulin sensitivity. This, in turn, can help your body respond better to sugar in your system.

05/9​Dal roti

​Dal roti

Yes, the favourite of every household, dal roti is one of the healthiest combinations to lose weight. Pulses are high in protein and rotis are a great source of carbs and fibre.

06/9​Fish with garlic

​Fish with garlic

Seafood is a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acid. Garlic is a great fat burning tool and rich in carbs.

07/9​Hummus and veggies

​Hummus and veggies

Combine this Lebanese cuisine with any protein-rich veggie like broccoli or asparagus to make an easy weight loss snack.

08/9​Egg and tomato puree

​Egg and tomato puree

Adding tomato puree to egg can help fulfill vitamin C and dietary fibre requirements of your body. Adding some chilli can make the combination a blockbuster for losing weight.

09/9​Banana spinach smoothie

​Banana spinach smoothie

Though our cartoons have already made it clear to us that spinach is a super food and helps us build muscles. So we naturally know that banana spinach smoothie has high-fat burning capabilities. The resistant starches in banana slow down the digestion and help feed the gut bacteria, which in turn suppresses appetite and promotes weight loss.

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