The best foods for weight loss

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Fruits and vegetables are very high in fibre and low in calories, so eating them in place of high-calorie snacks may help in weight loss.

Some studies have suggested that following a high-fibre diet may decrease body fat.

Along with a proper diet, it is also very important to burn more calories than what we eat.

Leafy greens

They contain thylakoids, which have been linked with increased satiety (fullness) and better appetite management. Leafy greens such as spinach, and kale contain fibre and nutrients that help keep hydrated and satisfied.


Fruits have low energy density and are loaded with micronutrients. Even though they contain natural sugar, their fibre content helps prevent sugar from being released too quickly into our bloodstream.

Doctors recommend having seasonal fruits every day in their diet even for those who are not on a weight loss journey.


Eggs are high in protein and fat. They are incredibly nutrient-dense foods that can be included every day in our diet.

Recent studies have shown that people who consumed eggs in their breakfast have reported feelings of fullness for the next 4 hours.


Fish is loaded with healthy fats, high-quality protein and other nutrients. These nutrients keep us full and help us manage weight. Seafood contains iodine which is very useful in thyroid function and metabolism.

Chicken breast

High in protein and iron makes it a great option to support weight management and heart health. Limit the usage of oil while cooking chicken to make the most of it.

Beans and legumes

These are other great options for weight loss. Lentils, black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, and peas are high in protein and fibre which promote satiety(fullness). 

Cruciferous veggies

These include cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli. They are very high in fiber, and protein which tend to be incredibly filling. As they are low in calories, these can be included in our meals if we want to lose weight.

Root vegetables

Sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, white potatoes, and ginger are some of the root veggies that have several nutrients that help in weight loss. Boiled potatoes tend to be very filling compared to all other root veggies.


They are rich in healthy fats, fibre and a lot of water, which makes them very filling.

Avocados help the body absorb important fat-soluble vitamins and contain many nutrients. As these are very energy-dense foods, having them in moderation is important in weight loss.


Nuts are high in unsaturated fat along with protein, and fiber that benefit heart health.

Some studies have shown that having nuts in your daily diet improves metabolic health and promotes weight loss. But as they are high in fat, be mindful of portion sizes when eating nuts.

Eating these nutritious foods along with regular exercise will help in successful weight loss.

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