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The Two Best Nutrients for Weight Loss

Wondering what the best nutrients for weight loss are? Not sure where to start? While there's no shortage of conflicting advice on the Internet nowadays, there's something to be said for getting back to the basics of tried and true. That's why we've compiled a list of the two best nutrients you need in your diet for effective weight loss. So if you're tired of joining weight loss programs Calgary, check out our list and take meal prepping into your own hands. 

Nutrients are the building blocks of life. But not all of them are created equal when it comes to losing weight. That's why we've compiled the following list to showcase the two best weight loss nutrients that will help you lose those extra pounds you've been wanting to shed efficiently and effectively. We've also included some common foods which are high in these nutrients so you can start stocking up on them. 

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1. (Healthy) Fat

It's not everyday you start off a weight-loss list with fats, but these macronutrients are critical to effective and efficient weight loss. You just need to be eating the right type of them. More specifically, you need to include monounsaturated ones within your meal plans if you're constructing a diet for weight loss Calgary. Some monounsaturated fats include: 

  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Peanut oil/butter 
  • Nuts

Quick tip: switch out the butter for canola or olive oil when cooking to cut out a bad fat and add in a healthy one

Looking for more nutrition tips? Check out our blog section wholly devoted to the topic. 


2. Protein 

If there was a single most important nutrient when it comes to weight loss, it would be protein. This macronutrient is most often associated with meat, but there are plenty of other foods that are high in protein relative to their smaller stature. Protein is important because it helps build muscle mass, which is what you want to replace the fat you're losing with. It also leads to a decreased appetite thanks to its filling properties, which will aid in reducing the overall amount of calories you take in on any given day. Some protein-rich foods include: 

  • Beef 
  • Chicken
  • Legumes
  • Lentils
  • Milk 
  • Eggs
  • Cottage cheese

Quick tip: moderation is the key when it comes to protein, as it usually takes your body 20 minutes from the time you start eating to realize you're full. So if your goal is weight loss Calgary, no second servings!

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An honourable mention goes to fibre. While it came extremely close to making the cut thanks to its ability to fill you up fast and aid in a healthy morning constitutional, we just thought most people already know they need to eat their fair share of fresh fruits and veggies (and whole grains) when trying to lose weight. 

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Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.

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