Weight loss foods that you must know about

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These foods are not miracle foods, nothing is a miracle food but they are lesser known and less consumed making them a near miracle food for weight loss. They are mostly delicious, healthy and in most cases they are fulfilling and contain enough nourishment. Some of them are replacements of every day food and if you are looking for a healthy life style, you may switch to them immediately. Do know, this is not a medical advice and we are not aware about your allergies. The short benefits listed are based on highlighting just one or two important areas so that you can be aware of what these actually do and how they can help you. Remember: weight loss is a time taking activity, if you lose weight too quickly, you need to consider the approach again. Human body takes time to process things, keep the processes natural so that you can stay healthy for a longer duration of time.

Pine nuts, Walnuts, Pistachios, Hazelnuts, Almonds (with skins intact)

Build muscle, reduce cravings, help aging, mineral and vitamin rich Ideal use: Snacks and Salads

Skimmed Milk, Yogurt, Low fat cheese & Dairy products (in lower quantity if not low fat)
Build strong bones, fire up weight loss, some calcium supplements may still be required in certain cases Ideal use: Breakfast, yogurt after dinner for digestion


Build muscle, burn fat Ideal use: Egg white for breakfast helps maintaining cholesterol level

Chicken, Turkey and other animal white meats
Build muscle, strengthen immune system Ideal use: Main course protein supply, low fat and rich protein, after exercise food

Improve satiety, prevent cravings, ample source of vitamins specifically C. Note: Blue berries are not miracle food, they are good but not as good and miraculous as they are made out to be Ideal use: Salad toppings, normal snacks

Olive oil, Enova oil (soy and canola oil)

Promotes fullness, not easily stored as fat, The “Good” kind of fat Ideal use: Frying, vegetable sauté, salad dressing and serving

Fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, mackerel)

Trigger fullness, fire up fat burning, good fat and lots of proteins Ideal use: main course, side dishes, snacks

Lowers insulin, regulates blood sugar and metabolism; be sure to eat the fleshy white membranes Ideal use: Breakfast food, good as a drink as well.

Green tea
Fires up fat burning, anti-oxidizing agent Ideal use: After dinner before sleep drink. Ideal temperature for consumption warm to hot

Chili peppers
Spikes metabolism, helps digestion Ideal use: Can be added in food as flavor, can be consumed raw if the tongue is capable

Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale and other green vegetables
Iron supply, ingredient rich, zero fat, high fiber content, fight free radicals and improve recovery for better muscle building, decrease fat Ideal use: Main course, salads, should be consumed more than other food groups. Can work as supplements and increase muscle mass and muscle healing from exercise

Whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, whole grain cereal)
High fiber content, increase digestion speed, Small doses prevent body from storing fat Ideal use: fiber supplements along with salads for a complete meal

Lentils, Beans and legumes
Non-meat proteins source, Build muscle, help burn fat, regulate digestion Ideal use: Broth, soup and as side dish. Very fulfilling and very nutritious

Natural skimmed milk, low fat content, Builds muscle, burns fat Ideal use: A replacement for water to be added in soups and main course dinners.

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