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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


  • 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


  • 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.

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      Debbie 5 years ago

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

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      sunnymarie 6 years ago

      Very valuable information, thanks for sharing

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      Elayne 6 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.

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      BkCreative 7 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!

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      Violet Flores 7 years ago from Kentucky

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