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11 Low-Calorie Foods to Eat for Weight Loss

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Maintaining a healthy weight is more than just about crash diets, fad lifestyles and ceaseless calorie checking! It’s about maintaining a normal BMI by eating the right kinds of foods If your weight edges on the border and you are either too skinny or obese, it could lead to health complications. Therefore, it is recommended by nutritionists that you strive to keep a normal weight. If you are trying to shed some pounds, do not starve yourself. Opt for low-calorie foods instead that will not make you gain weight. Ideally, this kind of food items have a high water content, they are fiber-rich and boost your metabolism. Here are some low calorie foods to eat for weight loss that are guaranteed not to make you blow up!

1- Radish

Radish is great for weight watchers. Not only is this delicious vegetable low in calories, it also high in fiber and it is digested slowly which means it will keep you fuller for longer.

2- Celery

Up to 95% of celery is basically water so it is ideal for people on a diet. Celery also contains antioxidants that fight free radicals. It also contains beneficial enzymes. Celery also has many important vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, folate, and potassium.

3- Bell Pepper

Bell peppers are great for burning fat. They are also a good source of folate and vitamin B6, both of which help reduce the risk of heart diseases by reducing the swelling in arteries.

4- Blueberries

Blueberries are delicious and you can eat them without any guilt. Blueberries are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, folate, fiber, and phytonutrients. Blueberries also help the body combat heart diseases by lowering blood cholesterol. Blueberries also contain antioxidants and are great for anti-aging.

5- Cauliflower

Cauliflower contains fiber that keeps you fuller for longer, thereby preventing you from loading up on excess calories. Cauliflower is also a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and K. It also contains thiamin, protein, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, and folate.

6- Cucumbers

1 cup of cucumber just has about 16 calories. The skin of cucumber also contains fiber. Fiber can help you maintain a healthy weight. Cucumber is a very versatile vegetable and can be enjoyed in many forms such as a salad, as a pickle, or as vegetable juice.

7- Strawberry

Strawberries are really healthy. They can help prevent diabetes and heart diseases.  Strawberries are also a great source of vitamins C and K. They also contain folic acid, fiber, manganese, and potassium. They also have phytonutrients and flavonoids.

8- Beans

Beans are high in fiber, which is needed when one is trying to lose weight because it controls hunger by making the person feel fuller longer. A variety of health benefits, like lowering blood pressure, decreased LDL cholesterol and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, have all been associated with eating beans and legumes. Beans provide protein and have a low number of calories. One should try to add them in homemade veggie burgers, soups and salads.

9- Popcorn

Popcorn is an excellent weight-loss snack as long as it is not covered in movie-theater butter. Popcorn contains a small amount of protein as well as being high in fiber. A 1-ounce portion of air-popped corn (about 3½ cups) has about 4 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and delivers about 110 calories. This combo makes it a refreshment with staying power. You get a large portion of popcorn without a lot of calories because it is filled with air. Three cups of popcorn contain only 100 calories.

10- Almonds

Almonds are high in protein as well as having a high fiber content. Having foods that contain both fiber and protein can help a person stay full for a longer time, which also helps them to avoid unhealthy snacks between meals.

Almonds are also rich in vitamin E and are a source of heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats. They are an amazing choice for a sprinkle on top of a salad or a side dish. They can be used instead of walnuts or pine nuts in pesto, can be eaten with a granola bar in the morning, or even be kept in a bad inside a purse as an emergency snack.

11- Avocados

Monosaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, potassium and phytochemicals are all substances that are found in avocados. According to a study in the Nutrition Journal, people with avocados in their diet mostly have a lower BMI, body weight and waist circumference than those who do not eat avocados. Even though avocados have a high calorie count that other vegetables and fruits, its combination of fat and fiber can still help you lose weight. It can be added to your salad, sandwich or taco night for an added flavor.

You can consult a nutritionist to find out which foods you should include in your diet. You can find and book an appointment with top Nutritionist in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Islamabad through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.
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