In the previous article in these series, we asserted that one can, indeed, lose weight with Nigerian food despite the popular misconception about Nigerian food which is predominantly carbohydrate. Incorporating either one (or all *side eyes*) of these food types into your diet will ensure maximum results.
Before we dive in, do not forget that you also need to learn how to sleep earlier and wake up later, visualize yourself slim, constantly weigh yourself, and surround yourself with a support system that will help you achieve your goals.
Now that you have that in mind, let’s look at some foods, fruits, and vegetables that can help you lose weight.
Lemon: lemons are detoxifiers and are great for helping one to lose belly fat thereby leading to a flatter tummy. However, it is advised that you do not take this lemon without mixing it with warm water because of its acidic nature.
Brown rice: yup, you read that right…brown rice, not white rice, not ofada rice, brown! Why brown rice? Because brown rice has vitamin B components which is totally great for burning calories.
Oats: this is a choice you must add to your diet because of how little of it can be so filling! And did you also know it contains loads of fibre?
Peanuts: if you are looking for a healthy snack to eat in between meals, peanut it is. It is also rich in omega 3 acids and vitamin E which is great for the skin.
Mackerel: mackerel aids in toning up the tummy as well as being a rich source of fatty acids like omega 3 and 6 which is good for the brain.
So, there you have it, 5 foods that can be found in Nigeria which should be added to your diet if you want to join the exclusive fitfam club.