Obesity and overweight individuals are a major cause of concern in the United States and around the world. Excessive body weight increases the risk to numerous diseases, specifically certain types of cancer, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, as well as significant increases in early mortality and economic costs.
Many people begin to diet to lose weight and it feels like a never-ending goal. However, if your goal is to lose those extra pounds and keep them off in the long run, fast and quick but unsustainable fad diets will not help you. This blog post lists the very best sattvic foods for weight loss—no crash diets needed!
Eating fresh apples is good for you in many ways. They are a rich source of fiber which plays a key role in slowing down digestion, increases overall energy level, and reduces the food intake. Apples have ursolic acid which aids in burning the accumulated body fat. Here are some sattvic apple recipes you can try.
Apple- Cucumber Salad- https://youtu.be/enjODTQPsBU
Apple pie- https://youtu.be/zPENBh1u6bc
Apple Poori- https://livingsattva.com/sattvic-recipes/cucumber-relish/
Eating lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit are all great way to lose weight. The vitamins and minerals in the citrus fruits help in detoxing. The citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, contain flavonoids that help in weight loss. In most people, the weight loss could reduce risk of chronic disease like type 2 diabetes and prevents the formation of abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides, and low serum high-density lipoprotein. Here are some delicious sattvic recipes with citrus fruits you can easily make.
Sattvic Lemon Pickle- https://livingsattva.com/sattvic-recipes/sattvic-lemon-pickle/
Sattvic Dal: https://youtu.be/0fWuzewDjHI
Canned or cooked beans is a great choice when you want to lose weight. Adding beans in the diet keeps one feeling full for longer time and helps in weight loss. Beans provides you with filling high-quality protein, iron, fiber, and many important vitamins and minerals. In a study of centenarians, researchers were surprised to see that almost all of them ate about half-cup of beans regularly. This helped them to maintain an average weight over time and played a significant role in their longevity. Try these sattvic beans recipes today!
Garbanzo beans: https://youtu.be/t4j5wIurDV8
String beans fry: https://youtu.be/Iw-plDAv5I8
Cabbage, cauliflower, and other crucifers
Cabbage and cauliflower come from the same botanical family. The leaves of cabbage and the flower of cauliflower are good food for weight loss. They are high in fiber content which helps you to maintain a feeling of fullness and satisfaction. Fiber takes time to digest there by keeping the food in longer. Cabbage adds only very little calories to the body. Try these sattvic recipes today!
Cabbage Rice: https://youtu.be/dfd_-MMFiuc
Cabbage pakoras: https://youtu.be/vY4jSb13fGI
Cabbage-ginger chutney: https://youtu.be/mxzOlZrUAlo
Sattvic food are suitable for weight loss and help you to maintain steady weight without any side effects. Learn more about the benefits of Sattvic diet in this blog post. Subscribe to our free newsletter for more tips and recipes.