10 Healthy Foods That Help You Lose Weight and Feel Full

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10 Healthy Foods for weight loss

Historically, food has always been there to keep us healthy. Unfortuntately, the Western Diet has become filled with processed foods that contain partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial ingredients. And we remain hungry.

The following foods are nutritious, can help you feel full, and can help you lose weight.

1 - Eggs - an organic egg will help you feel full all day. Eggs are a good source of protein and have 13 different vitamins and minerals, including iron and vitamin D. I often have a hard boiled egg in the morning and it keeps me satisfied. When it is lunch time I am not ravenous. (see link below for an eco-friendly way to boil the perfect egg).

2 - Mushrooms - instead of meat use mushrooms in a sauce or salad. They are filling and cut hundreds of calories. Mushrooms are a rich source of germanium which increases oxygen efficiency in the body. They are also extremely low in calories and are a source of vitamin B.

3 - Beans - they contain resistant starch which triggers key appetite hormones. These hormones are what make you feel full. Beans have soluble fiber which lowers cholesterol and helps to improve insulin resistance.

4 - Crushed Red Pepper - the compound found in crushed red pepper is capsaicin. This is what ups the calories you naturally burn after eating.

5 - Olive Oil - contains oleic acid, which sets satiety hormones. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and lower in saturated fats than other oils. (Dark chocolate also has oleic acid and curbs hunger - see link)

6 - Nuts - high in fiber and protein, nuts help you feel satisfied. Nuts have omega-3 fatty acids, phytochemicals, vitamin E, and potassium. By eating just a few nuts each day you are likely to eat 200 calories less per day. Also walnuts, almonds, and macadamia nuts are mono-and polyunsaturated fats - all good for your heart.

7 - Fresh Vegetables - a necessary part of our diet. By loading up daily on vegetables you can lose 25 percent more weight than people who only trim the fat in their diet. Plus, the magnesium, calcium and potassium in most fresh produce may help lower blood pressure. Organic or locally grown are recommended.

8 - Soup - by starting your meal with soup you are likely to eat 20 percent fewer total calories, than you would if you had opted to skip the soup. Soup fills you up. (Also see the Japanese shirataki noodles link - eaten as soup, they are amazing when it comes to feeling full, even a day later).

9 - Oatmeal - especially good for helping you lose weight around the middle. Oatmeal, like beans, is a source of soluble fiber and is full of heart-healthy B vitamins. Whole grains give you energy with staying power. Eating oatmeal every day can help you lose belly fat.

10 - Green Tea - considered a great pre-workout drink. It increases endurance by as much as 24 percent, which can allow you to exercise longer and burn more calories. According to a Journal of Nutrition study, drinking five cups of green tea per day can help you lose twice as much weight - most of it around your middle.

Enjoy your good health!

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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii

This is good! Thanks for sharing, i need to restructure my eating habits. You don't mind, i would like to share this in my Facebook for my family.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello IslandVoice, please do share with your family. I appreciate it.

I just read an article stating that this is the first recession/depression where we are rapidly gaining weight. The quality of food is so inferior, with so little nutritional value, that all we are doing is filling up on empty calories - and getting fat.

Thanks for your comment!


jo 7 years ago

I eat nuts after lunch at my desk to curb the need for chocolate or chips, but maybe I am eating too many, I have gain weight.

Does french fries qualify as a vegetable ?

I find I eat more veggies in the winter time then summer, maybe because of the kids, they have a love and hate relationship with veggies.

My big 'southern Sunday meal' is loaded with veggies, but also with a lot of deserts, maybe I will rethink this whole Sunday thing and make it more healthy for everyone....ummmmm


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hi Jo,

Eating nuts with your french fries (which I bet you are doing - unless it is Friday and then it is donut time) may be a problem.

Ah, the big Southern Sunday meal where mom makes everyone happy. The perfect time to make all those wonderful Southern greens like collards and mustards, and smothered cabbage and stringbeans. Mmmmmm. Then you have to have pie or cake or peach cobbler...

I suppose if we eat the 10 healthy things on the list during the week we can eat what we want on Sunday. Mmmmm.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

thanks for share great tips. I think with great food like your said above it can lose our weight. great research also. I hope your tips useful for us.


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

These are good pointers, that I have to delve more deeply into, especially the one about mushrooms, the rest I've heard about, but not mushrooms. Good job BK!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you prasetio30 - we all know now that the old saying 'you are what you eat' has never been truer - if we keep eating junk we will look like junk.

fastfreta - I am glad you mentioned the mushrooms. When I lived in S. Korea there was such a large variety of mushrooms - Korean people eat in season and know what each food is good for - something we no longer know here, we just eat - anything. In the last few months I have read that certain mushrooms are even good for cancer. There are great health articles about mushrooms by a Canadian doctor writing on hub pages. I'll see if I can find it and forward it.

I want to grow old and be healthy - not a crippled dependent.

Thanks for writing.


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charm_baker 7 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Hey girl, great hub as usual, and I also love reading the comments the readers leave. They make some good points as well, thanks to your inspirational hubs.

I too love nuts, but I'm pigging out daily on cashews and I know it's overkill when I do it after eating. I do, however find that they help ward the hunger off when I eat them "instead" of something else.

I must say, I appreciated the fact about magnesium and calcium in the veggies. I don't eat enough of them (I already know that's bad), but since I'm older and need magnesium and calcium for my bones, I think I'll work on consuming more veggies. Thanks BKC!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome charm-baker!

Isn't it fun reading comments? We learn so much. Thanks for your kind words. We can all learn from each other and do better!

Love the cashews!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Great hub!! Wonderful information.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Triplet Mom! Glad you found the hub useful!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Triplet Mom never disappoints -- I follow her all over Hub Pages and she leads me to cool info. Your hub is no exception. Very straightforward and well researched info. The best part is, nothing you have suggested is difficult to swallow! Thanks for the health nudge. MM


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much Mighty Mom!

I like that you pointed out that nothing is difficult here.

I too am a Triplet Mom fan!


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SarahDL 7 years ago from Canada

thanks for the info! :)


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome SarahDL. Thanks for checking out this hub!


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alwaysabridesmaid 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing informative ideas...


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome! Love your name!


Raggits 7 years ago

Great hub! I too, have a nut fetish. I love cashews but have found they are the highest in calories. I take peanuts to work to help me stay alert. I've cut back on colas but still have a problem with the inner tube I have for a stomach. I would like to find a low impact exercise that I can get into without tearing up my knees and ankles.

I love the summer months and all the fresh veggies at the farmers markets. They taste so totally different from the store veggies. I literally become a vegetarian in the summer. Yum!

Thank you for sharing!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for writing Raggits.

Glad the information was useful. Inner tube for a stomach - that's funny! It seems we are all walking around with these stomachs - those that aren't are either holding them in or wearing girdles. I think I am ready to (almost) give up!


gwennies pen 7 years ago

Great to know...I have been wanting to get my weight off, as it is the first I've had to worry about it. That age related issue, you know? Thanks for the insight.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I am living that age-related issue - but I feel good. Eating better is helping a a lot. And walking - a lot!

Glad you found the info useful!


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MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

What you need to do to lose weight is know how many calories your body needs each day. Then you consume slightly less calories than it needs. Thats the simple reality. If you eat real foods and get all the macro and micro nutrients your body needs everything else takes care of itself.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

The key is real foods. Too often we count calories on a box - junk is junk.


Used Cars Sioux City 7 years ago

Glad to hear that green tea can help you lose weight by increasing your endurance. However, couldn't the boost in energy simply be due to its caffeine content?


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deerinheadlights 7 years ago from deep in the heart of Texas

Hi, nice article. Something else I have found helpful is to eat a giant dill pickle. It is a great snack, it satisfies the urge for a salty snack and it is crunchy. Goodbye potato chips, hello dills.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

deerinheadlights - I Looove the dill pickles! - good idea. Isn't it just enough to mention pickles to get you salivating? Love the ones with garlic, and the half sour and on and on!

Glad we hubbers can share healthy ideas with each other and the world!


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Sarah m Marie 7 years ago

Wonderful healthy information! So nicely put together too!

Thanks for sharing.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Lovely comment! Thanks so much Sarah m Marie. Glad you found it informative!


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Ashley Joy 7 years ago

This hub could also be called save money on your groceries while losing weight. By using beans and mushrooms more and meat less you will really bring your food costs down. Plus drinking green tea instead of sodas and juices will also cut your costs.


HardBoiled 7 years ago

A hard boiled egg in the morning has sustained me for ages. Nothing at all works as well. Forget those processed cereals - an hour later I am starving and may even get a headache. We just have to remember to eat real food and the right food at the right time. Junk food is not food. It is junk.

This is a very good article. Thank you!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true Ashley Joy!

Isn't it great that we are going back to food instead of food products. Eating right will help us save money and save our health!

HardBoiled (love your name) - when I know I have a long hectic day ahead of me I have to have that hardboiled egg in the a.m. I'm with you on that. Nothing else sustains me for so long.

Come again!


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HealthInsuranceCA 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Makes me re-think nuts. Thank you!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So glad you found the information useful! I'm glad Americans are finally going back to real food and not food products.

Thanks for writing!


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Racheal Ambrose 7 years ago from Indiana

Great suggestions! I didn't know that about Green tea.


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Laddoo. 7 years ago

great hub! Very useful suggestions on these health foods!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Racheal Ambrose! Glad you like the suggestions. Green tea is my favorite beverage and it's getting a lot of favorable press. Ah, the ancients knew what they were doing all along.

Hello Laddoo! Thanks for the compliment. I'm so glad to see Americans finally going back to eating real food and not advertised food products. Now if we can just get quality fresh foods we'd be fine.


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axeny 7 years ago

I recommend eating eggs and vegetables - for example i eat around 5 eggs everyday..


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hi axeny!

I have read so many great things about eating eggs daily. For so long Americans were sold the idea that they were dangerous (so we could buy processed egg products - which in fact are dangerous) - but finally we are going back to real food.

I've read about quite a few people who are busy all day and they talk about how they grab boiled eggs and go. The eggs sustain them.

Glad you commented about the value of eggs. I agree.


Henry 7 years ago

This is really helpful information! I've always wondered if it's healthiest to boil eggs or scramble them. I prefer mine scrambled, but I didn't know is I was eating a less-healthy version of an egg when I did that. Thanks for the tips!

Henry

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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Henry! I'm so glad this hub is getting a good response and people are finding it useful.

I suppose variety is fine. Of course boiled cuts out the cooking in oil or butter. If I eat breakfast out I usually just go ahead and order scrambled. But at home boiled is easy.

I'll check out your website!


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Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

Will have to try this out for sure.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Helen Cater. So glad you found the information helpful.

Thank you!


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Rubes 7 years ago from Somwhere up high

Very informative. I agree that hydrogenated foods are very unhealthy. NJ followed up on a study done on hydrogenated foods, which resulted in the ban of hydrogenated foods from NJ.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for that information Rubes!

NJ is doing quite a few innovative things (one of the first to do paid family leave) I am reading more and more about the damaging effect this has had on our bodies. We can diet and exercise all we want but we still remain obese and/or ill because of what we are ingesting. I just read a horror story about how this has even found its way into baby formulas and has affected the speaking skills of so many children. Sigh! We have been so 'had!'


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Good hub with useful information - from the comments as well.

The thing is, I think we all like these foods, we just don't prepare enough ahead of time. It's not as simple as opening a package and popping the junk in the mouth. When you're busy, that's often the deciding factor. It shouldn't be - but it often is.

Thanks for some good info


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

That's it Dutchess OBlunt - we are all so busy - taking on more and more. I like the Italian slow movement - it's time to let some things go and slow down - or other cultures that can't believe Americans would cut corners on food - it should be the last thing we neglect - or better yet not neglect at all. It's the one thing we need before anything for survival - and we are too busy for it, and we are suffering the consequences.

I think we do too much to prepare - and then destroy healthy food. In S. Korea for example - they do no have ovens. Ovens just kill food - their diet is as fresh and easy and healthy as possible - and they reap the good benefits.

Thanks for commenting!


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tim-tim 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

Thanks for the great hub! I need to lose weight, that is for sure.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome tim-tim! Love your photo on Esquire!


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Robthom43921717 7 years ago

hello

very good hub

i have a hub very similar to this please take a look i think you will find it very intresting.

i have also become your fan

keep up the good work


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Robthom43921717! I checked out your great hubs and became a fan already. Lots of good raw eating! Great stuff!


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Sarah and Donnie 7 years ago from Destin FL

Great info!!! :)


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Sarah and Donnie! Nice to meet you, too!


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sweetie1 7 years ago from India

Hi bk creative i did post a response but i got d/c.. i think u cud have added a few fruits like guava which are good for heath and non fttening


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

There is so much good food put there sweetie1 - on the list are the ones that make you feel most sated - fruit usually doesn't. Guava is not a common US food and not too easily found!

Thanks for writing!


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Carl "Fitness" 7 years ago from Boston, MA

Awesome Hub. I knew about some of these foods, but it's great to see the ones I didn't know. And very handy to have them all in one Hub. Thanks for sharing the info!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Glad you found the hub awesome! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!


Katherine 6 years ago

Hello, I'm searching for diet related blogs like mine http://www.chiefdietician.com and I stumbled your site, nice blog!. I hope you could also include me in your blogroll.

By the way, you have a very good writing skills here. Keep up the good work.


Melanie Munn 6 years ago

I'm a major green tea drinker so I'm happy to see #10 on your list!


Martin V 6 years ago

Great Hub!excellent.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Martin V - thanks for the compliment! Glad you liked the hub!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

very good selection of foods BK, love mushroom BTW, Thanks, Maita


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks prettydarkhorse and Maita! Now that you mentiond it - I just had mushrooms in an excellent stir-fry dish with tofu and baby corn and slices of carrots and green beans. Good stuff!


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great Hub! Olive oil - would never have thought!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks GmaGoldie - olive oil is getting a lot of good attention. Finally! Thanks for commenting!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

A good hub, informative like all your others. I also like to read the other comments. I get some good information from them, too.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I love the comments, too, Hummingbird5356! I learn so much from this writing community. Thanks for your input!


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Superb tips. I think a lot of people can make do with this information.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much hubpageswriter! Glad you liked the tips!


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FashionFame 6 years ago from California

Very informative hubs and tips.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you FashionFame. Nice to meet you by the way.


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midnightbliss 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

thanks for your tips, its very useful specially for me, I'm already drinking green tea everyday to loose weight, now i can add some items on my food list. thanks


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Runway 6 years ago from New York

yum! I actually like a lot of these foods too!


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Perfect foods really for all of us-bookmarked!


dreamreachout 6 years ago

wonderful info on a very relevant subject!!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you midnightbliss - I'm a big green tea drinker and my weight seems to have stabilized over the last couple years - I am so convinced that the tea and items on the list have made a difference. I never think of dieting anymore.

So glad you like the foods Runway - so you are on your way! Yay!

Yes, itakins - it is already there waiting for us. I'm so glad we are remembering how good and beneficial food is.

Thank you dreamreachout. And these foods do make me feel full. Just one egg in the a.m. and I can get out the door and not think about food for hours. Then I just had some walnuts - very satisfying.

Thanks for the great comments!


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Good article I will book make this one. Good reference information. I like the listing of foods to eat for weight loss too.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much Coolmon2009. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. These foods truly do work for me. I'm writing at home most of the time and instead of spreading - I am fine!


Darren 6 years ago

Just to add my little contribution. If you reduce the amount of Wheat in your diet, you can lose weight quicker. It is a fact that the human body has not evolved to consume wheat. Originally we developed to eat meat, fruit and vegetables and nuts. Wheat was never in the equation. And more people are wheat intolerant than you realise. You could be. Just not to the extreme of celiacs. If you ever feel bloated or sluggish, it could be down to too much wheat in your diet.

Anyway, what do I know. I only lost 12 and half pounds in a week......


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the input Darren. We are also so different in this diverse culture so what works for one may harm another - but we all know for sure that wheat here in the US has been so sprayed and so adulterated and so processed - we have to be aware of what is done to food including GM fruits and vegetables, which unfortunately takes much of what is supposed to be fresh out of the equation. As a blood type A person I should never eat meat and this works very well for me. Wheat is found in so many processed foods and the processing has worked against us.

We have to be more vigilant than ever because in the US our foods have been industrialized.


healthy living naturally 6 years ago

Hey BkCreative, Great hub-thanks!

So regarding point 4. in your list, do you think that means that dishes with paprika are more likely to give you a burning boost? I'm going to give it a go anyway, I need more paprika in my life! :-)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I love paprika, healthy living naturally, but have never known it to be spicy in the burning sense. Seems red pepper is what you need. But I sprinkle paprika on just about everything. It looks so good! Thanks for commenting!


heebstar 6 years ago

Great article, I always end of feeling hungry too quickly so will try out some of these suggestions.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I know what you mean heebstar - I look around for more food because I am not sated at all. Foods on this list have worked for me like the nuts, eggs, olive oil, and definitely beans!

Thanks for writing!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great info - my favorite thing to do is add a few walnuts to my little bit of Greek yogurt - sprinkled with a teaspoon of flax seed. I kill a bunch of 'need to add to my daily regimen' foods in one bite (or 5 or 6). Super hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds tasty akirchner. It makes so much sense - just combine good foods and enjoy. Thanks for the information.


SafeCard 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

I think too many skip eggs and they are amazing food. I actually even got my own chickens that free range so I get a healthy egg each day.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Too bad we were taught to fear eggs SafeCard - all for the purpose of selling us substitute products - ugh! Good for you having your own hens. Will you write about it?

Thanks for commenting!


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

This is great!When I was younger I really have no problem with losing weight, instead I am more concerned with gaining weight. Yet, these days my husband teases me saying that I am getting wider each day.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I know that I have gotten wider PaperNotes and I like the look. How interesting that we are not gaining weight - but redistributing it so nicely! We should have a wide-woman's club.

Thanks for your fun comment! Love it!


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World-Traveler 6 years ago from USA

Information rich, thank you. I have found that oatmeal is a great way to fill one's stomach and eat healthfully. There's no fat in oatmeal- another healty food! Voted up!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you World-Traveler. Mention it and now I want it. I think I will have a small bowl of oatmeal right now.

Thanks for the comment and vote!


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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

Love all the suggestions. I am on a "Best 10 Foods" plan of my own. Thanks.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome SteveoMc. I'm so glad we are looking out for our health and have a forum to share information.

Nice to meet you too by the way!


awesomeactress 6 years ago

Very useful information! Thanks.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome awesome actress. Thanks for commenting!


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ketchup101 6 years ago from Philippines

Great article. I love it. Thanks!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome. Thanks for writing!


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Glemoh101 5 years ago

Thanks for your great hub , If you want the complete list of fat burning foods , read this hub.

http://hubpages.com/health/Fat-Burning-Foods-The-U...


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I checked your hub - and left a comment. Thanks for commenting. I'm following now!


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PaperNotes 5 years ago

Hello! Went back here to share something and add another food to the list. Whenever I am working in front of the computer, sometimes I just really forget to eat and if I do, I also eat in front of the PC. This is why I prefer easy to eat foods that I can just pop into my mouth. I tried to eat just some fruits. Tried pineapples, pomelo, mango, banana. Of all these fruits, I found that banana can be quite filling. I just eat about two bananas and I feel already full!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true - banana can be soooo filling. I had a taste for one the other day. Hmmm maybe I need those nutrients. Haven't tried pomelo but see it at the local Korean market.

You know what's nice? I lived in S. Korea for awhile. And there, people share absolutely all food. While we may eat a whole banana - I watched as one banana was taken - unpeeled and sliced into about 6 pieces and everyone took one piece. So nice.

Thanks so much for the update.


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loves2cook 5 years ago from Portland, OR

This is a great list of foods, very filling and overall very healthy. I'd be a bit concerned about whole eggs if someone is not only trying to lose weight but also needs to watch their cholesterol level. #9's Oatmeal is great in that case. Thanks for the hub!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Lately, eggs have been recommended because they do have cholesterol but not bad cholesterol - I usually have one boiled egg in the morning which sustains me for a long time and my good cholesterol is very high. Well, I am not a meat eater so that probably makes most of the difference with why we have such high cholesterol - Americans eat slabs of it.

Thanks for commenting!


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viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

Nice list!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks viveresperando!


brenda 5 years ago

what kind on green tea should i drink there is a lot of them?


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I think you can pretty much drink the one you like brenda - I always keep the Chinese loose green teas on hand. When I can I pick up Matcha - the Japanese powdered tea which is delectable and goes fast. I also like the quality of Korean green teas - it is the only one I will buy in tea bag form. My cousins brought me green teas from India which were also excellent.

I drink them all. But not tea bags.


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MarilynMorrison 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this.


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SUSIE42 5 years ago

Good list. I am getting ready to start on a new eating regime.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Marilyn Morrison!

Glad you like the list SUSIE42!

Thank you for the comments.


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emilybee 5 years ago

Great list! Gotta love the incredible edible egg. All the foods you listed are tasty too! I'll have to try out the ones I haven't yet. Thanks for sharing.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome emilybee. I really think using these foods like green tea, eggs, mushroom, beans and nuts has kept me from spreading all over my chair during this last year when I have been writing at home exclusively. Whew!

Thanks for writing!


Ricardo 5 years ago

This recipe helps me in my problem


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm glad you found it helpful Ricardo!


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saif113sb 5 years ago

Very nice and Wonderful healthy information! So nicely put together too!

Thank you so much.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome saif113sb! Thanks for commenting!


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Azure11 5 years ago from UK

useful hub bk - I often find when I am trying to eat healthily that it is difficult to stay full - I like the idea of eating nuts and also maybe having oatmeal for breakfast so I think i will go with those 2 first!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

These still work for me Azure11. I hope you too will be satisfied. I think it's the protein in the eggs, beans and nuts that keep me so sated.


Merc 5 years ago

Cheers for the info


Merc 5 years ago

Cheers for the info


Candy 4 years ago

I have been trying to shed a few pounds myself and found that something as simple as switching from a bagle in the morning to oatmeal, a salad for lunch and stop drinking pop, also I walk for 30 mins 3 times a week I have lost 15 lbs in less than a month. Also I seen a comment about scrambled eggs, I love them so I just use a good non stick pan- no oil or butter needed!


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for writing Merc!

Just a few changes Candy is all it takes. Taking control of our diet and our health - makes good sense. Those sodas add empty calories. If I need something bubbly I'll go with seltzer. Thanks for sharing your success.


VERONICA ELLIOTT 4 years ago

HEY, THANK U 4 UR COMMENTS EVERY1 IT REALLY INSPIRED ME TO DO THE SAME . SO FAR I'VE HAD TRIED GARLIC METHOD AND MAY I SAY , IT HAS LOWERED MY BP. ANY WAY I HOPE UR NEW YEAR WILL START OUT WITH A BIG BANNANA IN THE MORNING . LATER , UR FAN RONNIE . (*.*)


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Good for you VERONICA ELLIOTT! And thanks for commenting!


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Botwin Allison 4 years ago from Miami

I lost 10 pounds in one month by substituting white bread with whole wheat.I think most of us would probably live healthier lives if we escaped from pastries and white bread.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true Botwin Allison. It seems like lately I constantly hear or read a report that all this grain like from bread is not healthy at all. What we wrap in bread other countries wrap in lettuce leaves or sesame leaves, etc. delightful!

Thanks for commenting!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

10 great tips for healthy eating here-thanks!


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome RTalloni!


Lisa 4 years ago

I will be trying to eat healthier I have always been slim but now that I am in my forties my metabolism is slowing down I will be eating more eggs for sure and oatmeal does it have to be plain?


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks you RTalloni!

About oatmeal Lisa - one writer here said he always eats it with only olive oil. So I tried it and liked it. I'm not a sugar fan - and would rather eat it plain but will add blueberries if I have some. I suppose you can add a few nutritious extras like flax or fruit or maple syrup.


Beatrice jeruto 4 years ago

Thanks the information.am in kenya and i have a request is it possible that you forward such messages to my email adress beatiej@yahoo.com.thanks


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Thanks for SHARING this informative hub. I love eating vegies and fruits. Drinking olive oil is quite interesting, I tried it and like it. I think my metabolism is getting slow because I´m gaining weight.

Voted up and useful!


alex732 4 years ago

I am a high school wrestler and I need to lose weight constanstly in order to maintain in my weight class. What foods would you recommend that would NOT add ANY weight onto my body? Also, does Cup Noodles add weight? same thing with peanut butter. THANKS!


oscar 3 years ago

my dad needs to lose weight so where trying it i can gaurantee that it will work.


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You know alex732 I think those cup of noodles are high in caloriesn- certainly high in sodium - although I love them they were giving me very little nutrition. Peanut butter on the other hand is healthy in moderation - but make sure you read the labels because you do not need a product with partially hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup.

oscar try some of the things on this list with your dad. And for me - walking keeps my weight down. But make sure your dad wears the right shoes or he will hurt his back (like I did - ow!)


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Sheri - will check out your healthy blog!

Vishakha Bajaj - I'm glad you found the hub informative and thanks for commenting!


via 2 years ago

I like to share something.. right now Artichokes are my thing. They are so satisfying. Recently I ate two of them and three hours or so later, I went to workout for about an hour and I was okay. I wasn't feeling weak or nauseated. If I had eaten something else that wasn't as healthy, I would have had to put something in my tummy for needed strength. But I was just fine. It lowers your bad cholesterol and is chalked full of vitamins and nutrients.


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eatingright 2 years ago

A very useful list of tips. Whole oats porridge and green tea top my list! Matcha green tea makes a great cuppa for me.

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