People sometimes think “dieting” is synonymous with starving. They assume that to reach that coveted weight goal, you need to starve your body and deprive it of nutrients.
1) Melon and watermelon
Both melons and watermelons are incredibly tasty, contain a lot of water, and is very fulfilling. Each slice of both fruits only has about 60-70 kcal. This means you can eat them all day long without worrying about it interfering with your weight loss.
Cucumber is one of the ultimate weight loss vegetables. 96% of it is water, and it contains potent antioxidants that help your body detox and naturally slims you down.
Cucumbers are also very fulfilling, so change out weight gaining, fatty foods for cucumbers.
Apples are the perfect “weight-loss” snack. An average-sized apple contains about 50 kcal. Besides this, they have a sweet fruity taste that makes you feel full, and they also improve digestion.
4) Healthy broth-based soups
Contrary to popular belief, soups can be very satiating despite its liquid nature. Start your day with a bowl of soup. This way, you will be consuming 20% fewer calories than your average breakfast while getting essential nutrients from the broth used to make the soup.
Oatmeal is a fibrous, nutrient-rich porridge-like meal that is usually eaten for breakfast. Its fibrous nature helps improve bowel movement and digestion. Oatmeal contains lesser calories per serving when compared to your average brand cereal. Moreover, oatmeal can be highly customized to your taste, and it is incredibly satiating.
Most fishes are full of Omega 3. Omega-3 helps us feel ‘full.’ Including fish in your diet, especially if you are trying to lose weight, is a good idea. Fishes are also a rich source of protein with little calorie content, which means you can eat ample amounts without worrying about your weight.
7) Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit are enriched with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is very good for preventing colds, improving digestion, and promoting weight loss.
Legumes are an excellent protein source for vegans and vegetarians. Peas, chickpeas, beans, and lentils are rich in fiber, proteins, and have low-calorie content.
Pineapples can divide fat and promote protein metabolism. They are also incredibly tasty and can be cooked, grilled, and even eaten raw.
10) Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower
Boiled broccoli is the perfect side dish to a nice juicy steak or a piece of chicken.
Cauliflower is a multipurpose vegetable that can be cooked and enjoyed in many ways. It is a great vegan and vegetarian alternative to meat.
One serving of cabbage contains just 7 kcal.
Both cabbage and cauliflower have high iodine content, but both vegetables will be incapable of providing you with all the necessary nutrients.
Therefore, only incorporate cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli into your weight-loss regime as a side dish or something to make you feel full.
Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and cranberries are also rich in Vitamin C and help remove accumulated body toxins and promote better digestion.
12) Egg whites
You can eat boiled or fried egg whites all you want and not gain any weight. Egg whites are very satiating and have low-calorie content.
Almost all types of lettuces- including iceberg and romaine- only contain about 10-20 calories a serving. Lettuce is rich in nutrients. It contains vitamins A and C along with iron and folate.
Celery is comprised of 95% water. Celery also contains potassium, fiber folate and can provide you with 30% of your daily Vitamin K requirement.
All these health benefits are packed into just six calories a serving. So, you can enjoy a fair amount without worrying about weight gain! The only thing to note is to try eating fresh celeries. They tend to lose essential antioxidants within a week of purchase.
Kale is the best of both worlds. One bowl of Kale only contains 33 calories, whereas each serving contains about 2.5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of proteins. It also contains Omega 3 and different minerals. It is an all-round good food for losing weight.