You want to look good naked. You want to eat delicious food. There’s no reason why you can’t do both. These seven tasty foods are no-guilt, so you’ll enjoy them and still feel confident about your body when you’re naked.
1. Chocolate Thickshake
You’re probably thinking, I’m sorry, what? I thought this was an article about what to eat to look good naked. But you’re in the right place. One key component of healthy eating is providing your body with lean, clean protein. Next time you’re at the grocery store, just skip over all those middle aisles with their boxes of packaged food. Stay on the outside, and you’ll find everything you need. This delicious recipe combines banana, avocado, protein powder, cacao powder, cinnamon, maple syrup, water and ice. Notice those are all real, natural ingredients. Nothing artificial. Nothing processed. If you want to look good au naturel, steer toward food that’s all natural.
2. Cinnamon Coffee
This one’s simple no recipe required. Just sprinkle cinnamon into your just-made coffee or add it to your grounds before you start brewing. Why? Cinnamon has health benefits that range from regulating blood sugar to curbing the negative effects of high-fat meals. Cinnamon can simultaneously increase antioxidant levels and decrease triglycerides, which is great news for both the inside of your body and the naked outside of your body.
3. Strawberry or Watermelon Water
There’s perhaps nothing that will have a bigger impact on how you feel and look than keeping yourself hydrated. Water regulates body temperature, removes waste and lubricates joints. You need water for survival and you need it to look good. Dehydration is not attractive, but guess what is? Pretty water. Here are two ways you can turn your water into a fruity, refreshing treat.
4. Spicy Salsa
Want to rev up your metabolism? Turn to spicy foods. Spicy ingredients like cayenne pepper, hot sauce, jalapenos and chipotles may help to suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism. Try this salsa recipe to get your mouth and metabolism all fired up.
5. Mango Salad
Mango is a tropical fruit that’s easy to associate with island life and wearing minimal clothing. But mango is so much more than just an island indulgence: it’s rich in Vitamin C, which may help your body reduce the effects of stress and cortisol (a fat hormone). Try this recipe for a refreshing meal that will make you feel anything but stressed.
6. Southwestern Chicken Salad
Since avocado is filled with the healthy kind of fat, eating it helps you feel satisfied. This in turn can help you to eat less. Of course, this only works if you exercise moderation and don’t eat too much avocado at once. A good bet is adding a few slices or tablespoons not the whole avocado to your salad, sandwich, toast or eggs instead of your usual cheese. Check out this recipe for a great example of how a little bit of avocado can go a long way.
7. Vegetable Stir Fry
If you’re serious about wanting to look good naked, there are no quick fixes. You simply must eat well, and that means packing your plate with nutritious vegetables. If steaming up a batch of kale isn’t quite your style, try a simple vegetable stir-fry. You’ll get tons of nutrients and tons of flavor, too. Check out this recipe.