Everyone wants to know any single food that would promote weight loss.
But let me tell you if you are looking for natural weight loss then there is not a single food that alone will promote weight loss.
Yes combination of healthy foods do promote weight loss.
As we all know, the energy output should be more than the energy input to promote weight loss.
So any food you consume, if your output is more than the calories that the food provides then the food promotes weight loss.
There are certain foods that are said to provide negative calories though it has not yet been scientifically proven.
Certain low calorie foods provide the energy required for the digestion and assimilation of that food itself utilizes that much amount of calories, and this is known as negative calories. [Negative calorie diet]
Following is the list of few foods that are considered as negative calories:
Some other foods that are considered to promote weight loss are foods rich in fiber.
Fiber has a specific property of binding to the fat in our body and flushing them off. That’s why foods like oats, muesli, bran, leafy vegetables, and raw fruits are considered as weight loss foods.
Green leafy vegetables are very high in fiber and very low in calories. These can be considered as natural foods that promote weight loss.
Water detoxifies our body. It is very important to drink lots of water if you are looking for weight loss; this not only reduces your appetite but also assures that there is no toxin accumulation in your body.
Water when had with a dash of lemon in empty stomach cleanses and detoxifies your body. Even this promotes weight loss.
Foods with high water content are also beneficial in losing weight. Fruits with high water content like cherries, grape fruit etc are also very beneficial in losing weight.
Other foods that should be considered for weight loss are foods low in fat. One gram fat provides approximately 9Kcal which is almost double the calories provided by carbohydrates and proteins.
Hence opt for foods in steamed, baked, grilled, boiled or roasted form rather than fried foods. Go for skimmed milk and milk products and keep red meat out of your diet.
Foods that are nutritionally dense are also good for health especially those rich in vitamin B as they give extra energy for exercise.
So examples of some of the best foods in losing weight would be:
- Fresh Fruits
- Raw Vegetables
- Clear Chicken/Vegetable Soup
- Brown Rice/Bran/Oats/Muesli (basically whole grains)
- Lean chicken/Fresh Fish/Egg white
Basically eating a single food will never help you lose weight the healthy way. What you need is a healthy balanced diet which is high in fiber, low in fat, moderate protein and low in calorie.