While we’d all like to believe that losing weight is just a matter of eating fewer calories, sometimes it’s not that simple. When it comes to weight loss, eating the right kinds of foods can be just as important as simply eating smaller portions. Some foods can help keep your blood sugar stable, preventing you from crashing and craving a sugar fix, and others can help you feel fuller longer or even encourage fat loss.
Coconut oil has been making headlines as a new superfood – and some believe it can help you lose weight, too. Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are metabolized differently than the long-chain fatty acids found in most fats. These medium chain fatty acids are used first and foremost for energy in the body, instead of being stored as fat.
Apple cider vinegar
Produced by fermenting apple cider, apple cider vinegar is known to be a rich source of minerals, enzymes, vitamins and amino acids. A study cited by the American Diabetes Foundation found that consuming apple-cider vinegar before a high-carb meal significantly increased insulin sensitivity, reducing insulin spikes that can lead to cravings.