ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What Healthy Foods To Eat To Lose Weight

Updated on September 1, 2014

1) Lentil Soup - Nature's Best Food To Eat To Lose Weight

Lentil Soup - perfect soup to eat and lose weight!
Lentil Soup - perfect soup to eat and lose weight!

Lentils - One of Nature's Best Weight Loss Foods

What tops your list of foods to eat to lose weight? For me, it's lentils!

Lentils are nutritiously rich and inexpensive foods to eat to lose weight fast. They are high in protein and soluble fibre, and have a naturally calming effect on blood sugar levels. They make you feel so satisfyingly full that you are least likely to binge!

Lentils are a staple in Indian cuisine. They are cooked alongside spices such as cumin, cayenne, garlic and garam masa to make deliciously healthy dhal. So what makes lentils such an incredibly potent natural weight loss food?

Answer: They are the ideal LOW GI FOOD AND LOW GL FOOD.

If you are serious about looking for the right foods to eat to lose weight fast – without the stress of dieting - choose foods on the low glycemic index and low glycemic load. Let’s look at one serving of lentils (150 grams). GL - 29/30. GL - only 5! A perfect food to eat to lose weight fast. Tips On How to lose weight fast on low GI diet.

Melt the fat with this low GI recipe

Here is a healthy Low Gl, Low GL recipe:

Lentil Soup

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 small burdock root, sliced
  • 1 tablesppon chopped parsley
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 quart spring water

Instructions

  • Wash lentils.
  • Layer the vegetables. Start with onions, then carrot, burdock, with lentils on top.
  • Add water and pinch of salt.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce flame to low and cover.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add chopped parsley.
  • Serve.

Grapefruits Perfect Fruit To Eat To Lose Weight
Grapefruits Perfect Fruit To Eat To Lose Weight

2) Grapefruit - Another Perfect Fruit To Eat To Lose Weight

Eat half a slice of grapefruit or have a glass of grapefruit juice in the morning and before meals to get the enzyme juices moving - and to stimulate the body into burning fat faster. Grapefruit juice is also a great natural detoxifier as it significantly increases the production of liver detoxification enzymes. This low GI and low GL fruit is another perfect food to eat to lose weight fast!

The GI of a grapefruit is only 5, and the GL? 3. Eating grapefruits help lower blood insulin levels and promote faster natural weight loss.

One amazing fact about grapefruits: Though it tastes acidic, it becomes alkaline upon digestion. Over consumption of acidic foods make us fat and unhealthy. However, do take note that grapefruits or grapefruit juice may affect the potency of some medications.

Try this fat-busting grapefruit salad

Grapefruit and Cabbage Salad

Ingredients

  • Shredded cabbage

  • Ruby red grapefruit, peeled, coarsely chopped

  • Sliced scallions

  • Toasted pecans

  • A little lime juice

  • A little extra virgin oil

  • Toss them all together!

Enjoy the refreshing zesty taste of this fat-busting grapefruit salad.

3) Eat More Raw Foods To Lose Weight!

Eat 5 or more helpings of fruits to lose weight

To lose weight naturally is really not that hard.

Fruits and vegetables are nature's antidote to our diet of over-indulgence in high carb and high fat foods.

Eat five to nine helpings of fruit a day. Fill half of your plate with green vegetables. After a few months, you will notice your food cravings have diminished.

My weight loss tip:

Eat a raw food a day, be it a raw fruit, a raw vegetable (my favorites are raw French beans and raw carrots).


My Checklist of Fruits For Weight Watchers

  • Watermelon
  • Starfruit
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Berries
  • Lemons
  • Apples
  • Promenagate

These top my list of perfect low GI and low GL foods to lose weight.

What's yours?

4) Drink More Green Tea To Lose Weight

Studies have shown that drinking green tea has numerous health benefits.

Researchers from the Duke University School of Medicine and Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) have found that it was the caffeine in tea (and coffee) that stimulated the breakdown of lipids (fats) in the liver of mice which have been fed on a high-fat diet.

Drinking two to three cups of green tea a day will boost the body's metabolism which in turn, helps you to lose weight. The organic green tea from The Art of Tea is imported directly from tea growers.

We Want Your Vote!

What is your favorite weight loss food?

See results

© 2010 eatingright

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Debbie 

      6 years ago

      I've been wanting to try lentils, think I will give the soup recipe a try...thanks for sharing.

      http://getyoursupplements.com

    • sunnymarie profile image

      sunnymarie 

      7 years ago

      Very valuable information, thanks for sharing

    • elayne001 profile image

      Elayne 

      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I have just started eating lentils and love them. It is great to know they have so much protein since I just started a vegetarian diet. Thanks for the great info.

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Ah, as winter approaches I turn to lentils. Great photos and great hub. Imagine - if we eat healthy we look and feel healthy - what a concept. And I love red grapefruit - sometimes I crave it. Mmmmmmm.

      Thanks for the recipe. Nice to meet you too!

    • Violet Flores profile image

      Violet Flores 

      8 years ago from Kentucky

      Great hub! I love lentils, and I will definitely be trying your recipe. :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)