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Best Foods To Eat – Lose Weight

How to lose weight while eating, sound impossible?

I know, you probably think this is some bullshit story that seems too good to be true. But wait, bear with me, I will explain why you can’t eat some food you LOVE and eat some foods you don’t actually love to help with weight loss.

Neither did I believe that I could lose weight eating some foods which are high in metabolism. The higher the percentage of metabolism the faster the calories will get burned.

Also, to mention from my experience there are some foods that increase metabolism and increases the rate of calories being burned, which can help us to reduce weight.

Misconceptions of losing weight

Dieting is one of the main misconceptions people have. You should really dig deep and understand what we can and can’t eat, don’t we?

The body needs a minimum of about 1,200 calories per day just to operate (organ function and breathing). If the body senses inadequate calories to support daily function it will switch into survival mode, considering it’s starving. One of its first acts of protection is to slow down the metabolism to burn through fewer calories. This stops you from losing weight.


Food that increases metabolism and reduces weight

Certain types of food can actually help you increase your metabolism rate, which eventually leads to weight loss.

Metabolism influences weight loss because it is the number of calories your body uses to keep itself alive. To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. A person with a high metabolism uses more calories to perform all of its required functions than a person with a slower metabolism. Here are the foods that increase metabolism and reduces weight.

  1. Protein-rich foods –Protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts and seeds, could help increase your metabolism for a few hours. They do so by requiring your body to use more energy to digest them. This is known as the thermic effect of food (TEF). The TEF refers to the number of calories needed by your body to digest, absorb and process the nutrients in your meals. For example, they increase your metabolic rate by 15–30%, compared to 5–10% for carbs and 0–3% for fats.
  2. Iron, Zinc and Selenium Rich Foods.

Iron, zinc, and selenium play important roles in the proper function of your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism that leads to weight loss.

Some foods that are high in zinc Iron; are meat, seeds, nuts,  dairies such as chicken, pork, beef… also plant-based foods such as green vegetables, for example, spinach, silverbeet, and broccoli.

Foods high in selenium include Brazil nuts, tuna, oysters, pork, beef, chicken, tofu, whole wheat pasta, shrimp, and mushrooms.


According to research, the combination of caffeine and catechism that’s found in tea may work to boost your metabolism. Some of them are oolong and green tea.

4.Legumes and pulses

Legumes and pulses, such as lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans, and peanuts, are particularly high in protein compared to other plant foods.

Studies suggest that their high protein content requires your body to burn a greater number of calories to digest them, compared to lower-protein foods. This means this will increase weight loss and even make it quicker.


Water is one of the necessary needs of a human where they are suggested to drink 2-3 liters a day.

Drinking enough water is a great way to stay hydrated.

Additionally, it seems that drinking water may also temporarily boost metabolism. This means increased metabolism will help reduce weight loss significantly.

Foods that prevent weight loss

In regular life, we all love certain foods that are not good for our health and even are harmful.

These are some of the common food items that prevent weight loss.

  • French Fries and Sugary Drinks(coca-cola ). 
  • White Bread.
  • Candy Bars.
  • Most Fruit Juices.
  • Pastries, Cookies, and Cakes.
  • Some Types of Alcohol (Especially Beer).
  • Ice Cream.

The above foods are high in sugar and calories and decrease the metabolism rate of a human.

The worst foods for weight loss are highly processed junk foods. These foods are typically loaded with added sugar, refined wheat and/or added fats.


Eating can reduce weight loss

As we discussed above weight loss can be impacted in many forms and also reduced by. Eating doesn’t necessarily increase weight gain or neither does eating less support weight loss. The calories are a major part of weight gain or loss. And some foods that are high in metabolism supports weight loss. Now we know that even while eating we still can lose weight.


6 thoughts on “Best Foods To Eat – Lose Weight”

  1. I didn’t realize the body would go into a starvation mode if I didn’t eat enough food or that proteins helped increase my metabolism thus helping me with my weight loss goals. I have 2 questions.
    1. How long does it take for the body to go into the starvation mode?
    2. How much protein should I be eating?

    1. Hello Bob,
      I’m pleased to answer your questions here.
      1. How long does it take for the body to go into the starvation mode?
      If the body doesn’t meet needed 1200 calories per day, the body its likely to activate a starvation mode, which will be about 24-36 hours of time. As I explain in the post it will increase weight gain, not weight loss, so calory intake is vital in weight loss.

      2. How much protein should I be eating?
      This is a debatable topic, whereas this can be influenced by a variety of factors such as genetics, age, and physical attributes. But generally, its 300-500 grams of protein a day would be recommended.

      please feel free to contact and ask anything leisurely, I will be more than willing to help.

      Best regards,

  2. Hello,
    Many people will learn from your article with lots of good tips on choosing the best foods to lose weight, I am on a strict diet with no gluten or dairy so my choices of foods are limited compared to most people. I also have food allergies which make matters even worse, but I found eating processed foods in moderation and eating more fresh food sources has helped me maintain my weight and even improve my health.

    Great Article

  3. Interesting read. I, myself, struggle a little with overweight and need to have a stricter “diet” like the foods you mentioned above.
    Protein is the best for your metabolism, but there is also a side-effect to Protein. If you “overdose”, you’ll harm your kidneys, even though that will take a while and especially if you drink a lot of water that should be no real problem.

    It is nowadays quite confusing to read what everyone says. I think a little bit of sport can’t go wrong along those lines.
    But your article fits also very well for beginners since you might overload your self with tasks as a beginner, to get really healthy.
    Besides burning fat, a lot of those groceries contain essential vitamins and complexes. So interestingly you have 2 reasons to eat healthy food and 2 reasons you shouldn’t eat unhealthy food.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Your comments are true with line of protein overdose, that’s why we need to monitor the intake of food. This is specifically aimed at the beginners and intermediates as its a conceptual idea to get them into healthy living . Thank you for your comments .

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