We have compiled a list of foods that best meet the three criteria listed above.

Here are the top 10 slimming foods:

1. Unsweetened tea
2. Spinach
3. Grapefruit
4. Broccoli
5. Green beans
6. Buttermilk
7. Strawberries
8. Light white cheese
9. Parsley
10. Potatoes

We explain below in detail why these foods promote weight loss. Find more information on each of these foods and the benefits they offer!

Find out which are the most important food groups for a weight loss goal. You will learn more about the specific characteristics of the 55 best slimming foods in the rest of the article (nutrients, glycemic index [1] , etc.).

The best vegetables for weight loss

Aside from water and broths, no other food has as few calories as vegetables . It is therefore clear that vegetables are the ideal food group for weight loss. So you should add the following vegetables to your shopping list now:

1. Lawyers

Their potassium, healthy fats and 3% fiber make avocados a perfect slimming food. By eating this fruit in a salad, avocado is considered a vegetable and greatly increases your nutrient intake. But beware: always take into account its high number of calories (three times more than an apple): then do not overdo it!

2. Broccoli

Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium: these are some of the micronutrients in broccoli. In addition, it only contains 31 kilocalories per 100 grams for a protein content of 3% and also provides fiber. Result: it is also a perfect vegetable for slimming.

3. Mushrooms

Mushrooms (here classified as vegetables, although the mushrooms form a whole group) are composed of 2.9% protein, low in calories (22 kcal / 100 g) and have a very low glycemic index (GI) of 15 (in comparison: glucose has the maximum value with a GI of 100). [2] Mushrooms therefore hardly increase the blood sugar level. They are therefore among the best foods for weight loss.

4. Fennel

Fennel also has a GI of 15. [2] Since this vegetable only contains 23 kilocalories per 100 grams, fennel is almost as good at losing weight as mushrooms. Only its protein content is not ideal since it is less than 1.1%.

5. Choufrisé

100 grams of kale contains only 45 calories, but 4.3 grams of protein and 4.2 grams of fiber. In addition, kale provides more than twice as much vitamin C as a lemon and contains other important nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium and iodine. You can’t ask more from a vegetable to lose weight.

6. Cucumber

The cucumber contains only 13 calories per 100 grams, because it is composed of 96% water. Thanks to its high water content and high volume, the cucumber also ensures good satiety. It is therefore perfectly suitable as a food for weight loss.

7. Carrots

Carrots are relatively low in calories (38 kcal / 100 g) and high in fiber (2.6%), which is why they provide good satiety. They are also rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is good for the eyes.

8. Rhubarb

One of the lowest calorie vegetables is rhubarb (12 kcal / 100 g). Yes, you read that right, from a botanical point of view, rhubarb is considered a vegetable. In cooking, however, it is used as a fruit because of its fruity taste. Like all spring vegetables, rhubarb contains valuable nutrients such as vitamin C and calcium.

9. Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts have the perfect nutritional values ​​for weight loss: 4.0% protein and 4.3% fiber with only 3.5% carbohydrates and 0.5% fat. They therefore contain only 43 calories per 100 grams. And as a bonus: Brussels sprouts contain a lot of vitamin C, as well as calcium and magnesium in small quantities.

10. Salad

Is it really necessary to mention salad as a perfect slimming food? Low in calories and high in fiber, the salad will be your ideal weight loss ally. We have summarized below the main kinds of salads, sorted in ascending order according to the number of calories each contains per 100 grams:

  • Lollo Bionda (11 kcal)
  • Chicory (14 kcal)
  • Curly, oak leaf, lettuce (14 kcal)
  • Iceberg lettuce (16 kcal)
  • Lollo Rosso, romaine lettuce, Batavia (16 kcal)
  • Radicchio (17 kcal)
  • Chews, endive (23 kcal)
  • Arugula (28 kcal)

11. Celery

Celery root is 90% water and therefore has a very low energy density (28 kcal / 100 g). Is there a better food for weight loss? Yes: the celery stalk, which is made up of 94% water and which only has 14 kilocalories per 100 grams!

12. Asparagus

Asparagus, whether green or white, contains 27 kilocalories per 100 grams because it contains more than 90% water. But asparagus also contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. The only drawback is that this super vegetable only grows from March to June.

13. Spinach

Spinach is low in calories (23 kcal / 100 g), has a protein content of 2.7 grams and a fiber content of 2.6 grams with only 0.4 grams of fat and 0.8 grams of carbohydrates. Spinach also contains thylacoids, vegetable appetite suppressants [3] : this food is really designed for weight loss!

14. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are known to be “made entirely of water”; at least those who come from Holland. This is slightly exaggerated: they have a water content of around 94% and provide an extremely low caloric intake (21 kcal / 100 g). This versatile fruit contains among others vitamin A, beta-carotene and potassium.

15. Milan cabbage

Its 31 calories, 2.8 grams of protein and 2.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams speak for themselves. In addition, cabbage also provides a lot of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and zinc. A quality food that can help you lose weight!

The best fruits to lose weight

Vegetables are low in calories, but let’s not forget fruits , with which it is also possible to lose weight. But beware: on the whole, fruits are more caloric than vegetables because they are sweeter. So, if you want to lose weight, it is not advisable to eat only fruit. Juices are not particularly recommended for weight loss. Here is a list of some fruits that can help you lose weight:

16. Apples

Unpeeled apples provide many vitamins and minerals such as provitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and C and potassium; for a total of 55 calories per 100 grams. In addition, they contain pectin, a dietary fiber that promotes digestion and ensures a feeling of satiety.

17. Berries

Whether it is raspberries, strawberries or blackberries, all the berries that grow here have an average of 42 kilocalories per 100 grams when fresh or frozen (unsweetened). Many vitamins and minerals are added.

18. Pears

The advantages of the pear? The same as the apple. They are even better when it comes to dietary fiber!

19. Grapefruit

We cannot talk about slimming fruits in talking about grapefruit. It has been scientifically proven that you can increase your chances of dieting by eating half a grapefruit or 100 milliliters of grapefruit juice before your meal. Why ? Because you assimilate fewer calories and you are full faster. In addition, the bitter substances in the fruit prevent the storage of fat. [4]

20. Watermelon

In terms of calories, watermelon has nothing to envy to grapefruit: it contains only 30 kilocalories per 100 grams. In addition, it is made up of 92% water and can clearly be counted among the best low-calorie cravings foods.

The best slimming dairy products

If you’re looking for foods to lose weight, you will inevitably come across dairy products as they are an almost unavoidable source of protein. Here is a list of dairy products that are low in fat and therefore perfect for losing weight:

21. Buttermilk

Buttermilk, or churn milk, certainly does not contain as much protein as low- fat cottage cheese, but it only has half its calories: 33 kilocalories per 100 milliliters. Tip: replace whole milk with buttermilk in your pastries!

22. Fresh cheese

Regardless of its fat content, fresh cheese is always lower in calories than butter. In other words: prefer fresh cheese to butter if you want to save calories and lose weight.

23. Harz cheese (mature cow’s milk cheese)

30% protein with 0% carbohydrates and 0.7% fat means that Harz cheese (typical German cheese) can be considered as pure protein. And this makes it a great food for losing weight, because not only do proteins keep you full for a long time, but they also maintain your muscle mass.

24. Cottage cheese

Foods for weight loss will always be high in protein and low in fat. Indeed, this combination allows you to feel full for a good time by ingesting relatively few calories. Cottage cheese is one of those foods with the perfect combination. In addition, the calcium in cottage cheese contributes to a normal energy metabolism.

25. Light white cheese

Low-fat cottage cheese is probably one of the best sources of protein: 11% protein for 0.2% fat and only 62 kilocalories per 100 grams. It is also very inexpensive and goes very well with fruits and vegetables. Another positive point: cottage cheese is extremely filling! Indeed, it contains casein, a protein absorbed more slowly by the body and thus making the feeling of satiety last longer.

26. Plain yogurt

The nutritional value of low-fat plain yogurt is similar to that of low-fat cottage cheese: with 40 calories per 100 grams, 4.3% protein and, in the best case, only 0.1% fat, it’s a excellent food for weight loss. In addition, plain yogurt has an excellent calcium intake. You can consume it as it is, but also as a substitute for milk in your muesli at breakfast and as a base for salad dressings and sauces.

The best starchy foods for weight loss

These are the accompaniments that give us the most satiety. This is because they usually contain a lot of carbohydrates. Although side dishes are not your best allies for weight loss, you should not remove them completely because of their satiating effect. Here is a list of foods that should accompany your steak or tofu:

27. Beans

White beans and kidney beans contain a lot of protein and fiber. They are thus a good accompaniment for those who want to lose weight, even if they are not low in calories. On the other hand, green beans obtain good results with a low calorific value: they contain only 31 calories per 100 grams.

28. Brown rice

Rice is often looked upon with a negative eye when it comes to slimming, because it is full of carbohydrates and therefore very high in calories. But if you opt for the brown variant instead of the white one, you will get a little more protein, but above all a lot more fiber. Thus, brown rice provides a longer feeling of satiety.

29. Potatoes

Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to losing weight: they keep you full for longer, contain high-quality protein as well as vitamins and minerals, and contain less fat and calories than you can think: 100 grams of raw potatoes reach on average only 76 kilocalories.

30. Chickpeas

100 grams of dried chickpeas contain about 16 grams of fiber and 19 grams of protein, 44 grams of carbohydrates and 4.9 grams of fat – a very good distribution of nutritional values. They also contain calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. And as a bonus, chickpeas offer good satiety thanks to their high fiber content and can be used in different ways, in salads or as an accompaniment to hot dishes for example. But beware of hummus and falafel: the latter are very rich in fat, so it is advisable not to abuse it to slim down.

31. Konjac products

The noodles konjak root base, also called “Shirataki” contain only 7 kilocalories per 100 grams and are therefore a perfect food for weight loss. And by the way, konjac rice contains almost no calories either!

The best spices to lose weight

Consuming exclusively slimming foods is to remove lipids and sugar. It is obviously very good for your health and the line, but some people might find it lacking in flavor. Fat and sugar are effective flavor enhancers, which is why they are used in large quantities in many processed products. So that your slimming diet is not bland, it is important to know how to season it well ; preferably with the following spices:

32. Chile

The capsaicin contained in chili peppers inhibits appetite and increases body temperature. It consumes energy and burns calories. Capsaicin also reduces appetite. [5] [6] Peppers provide a lot of vitamin C, which contributes to normal energy metabolism. Their little extra: the pepper is also considered an aphrodisiac.

33. Garlic

Garlic provides a lot of valuable micronutrients which contribute to normal energy metabolism. These include Vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iodine.

34. Aromatic herbs

To avoid fats and sugar in dishes and sauces, it is necessary to give them flavor with other ingredients. Here is a good way to make your cuisine tasty: use dill, chives, parsley, basil, etc. They enhance many dishes without altering the number of calories. Another positive point: parsley, basil and chives contain a lot of vitamin C and calcium.

35. Mustard

According to one study, consuming two teaspoons of mustard (21 g) per day should increase body temperature, which would increase calorie consumption. [7] Mustard is therefore a good food for weight loss.

The best drinks to lose weight

Drinking a lot is essential, whether for a diet or just a healthy diet; especially if your meals, as is generally recommended, contain a lot of protein. But at the same time, you can quickly upset your calorie balance with bad drinks. Therefore, prefer the drinks from this list for weight loss :

36. Coffee

Black coffee contains almost no calories. But that’s not all ! As many studies suggest, caffeine stimulates blood circulation, which can have a positive effect on fat burning. [8]

37. Water

First of all, water does not contain calories. For this reason alone, it is the standard drink for anyone who wants to adopt a low-calorie diet. That’s not all: this basic drink can help you lose even more weight! Indeed, drinking a large glass of plain water about 30 minutes before your meal will reduce your appetite. By drinking mostly very cold water, you will burn a few extra calories several times a day: the water must be warmed up by your body and will therefore require a little energy. [9]

38. Beer without alcohol

One gram of alcohol contains 3.0 calories more than one gram of protein or carbohydrates (7.1 instead of 4.19). The only nutrient more caloric than alcohol is therefore lipids (9.3 calories). Thus, you must at all costs avoid alcohol if you want to lose weight. But if you want to continue to enjoy yourself by drinking a beer around a barbecue or in front of a football match, opt for a non-alcoholic beer, because it contains few calories. Alcohol-free Pilseners, for example, only contain 13 calories instead of 39 for alcoholic beers.

39. Lemon-ginger tea

According to some studies, ginger is said to boost metabolism and suppress hunger, and the substances in lemon could counteract fat storage. Thus, an infusion of these two foods is not only effective in treating colds [10] [11] , it can also help lose weight. Although there are no clear research results yet, it is nevertheless certain that this drink is not harmful. If you prefer cold drinks, just let the tea cool and add a few ice cubes.

40. Green tea

First of all, unsweetened green tea consists almost exclusively of water and is therefore practically calorie-free. But this drink is capable of more: studies suggest that green tea stimulates fat burning. Even 0.34 liters a day should help you lose some weight. [12]

Lose weight by eating sweets

To lose weight permanently, it is better to make a long-term diet change than to follow very strict diets. Thus, you may not be able to escape a small candy. In these cases, we recommend that you choose the lowest calories; and of course, consume it in moderation . The sweets listed below must remain exceptions and cannot be considered as slimming foods.

41. Popcorn

Compared with 100 grams of crisps (which contain an average of just under 550 calories), 100 grams of salted popcorn contains only 370, which is ultimately a saving of 180 calories. Those who prefer it sweet can take plain popcorn and sprinkle it with a little powdered sugar. This will not increase the number of calories excessively.

42. Ice water

Summer, sun and ice: this ritual is essential even during a diet. If you don’t want to make a calorie drama out of it, leave the ice cream and chocolate ice cream aside and opt for an equally delicious water ice cream (88 kcal / 100 g).

43. Sugar-free gelatin bears

Gelatin bears have the advantage of containing almost no fat. However, they are full of sugar and are therefore relatively caloric. Sugar-free gelatin bears are a smart alternative.

Even more slimming foods

Finally, here is a list of other useful foods that you can calmly integrate into your diet:

High protein foods:

44. Eggs

Eggs contain high quality protein and healthy fats and are great for weight loss. And for those who don’t know it yet: eggs don’t increase insulin levels.

45. Fish

Fish is a healthy food and is suitable for weight loss for several reasons: firstly, it is rich in protein. A major asset to maintain your muscle mass and to fill you up for a long time. Second, many species like salmon or herring are full of essential fatty acids; also good for losing weight. But beware: fatty fish are high in calories and should therefore be eaten in moderation. So if you want to eat fish several times a week, opt for lean tuna!

46. ​​Meat

Meat is also a food very rich in protein and therefore just as satisfying as fish. But unlike fish, some pieces are very fatty, so it is advisable to turn to lean pieces such as turkey breast, pork tenderloin or meat from the back of the beef.

47. Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are good, quite filling snacks. They contain a lot of protein, but also a lot of fat. As these are “good fats”, you can snack on them even if you want to lose weight, but only in small quantities (maximum a handful per day).

48. Tofu

An almost essential meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans. Tofu is full of relatively high quality protein (around 8%) and contains only 4.8% fat and 81 calories per 100 grams. It is a versatile food and is rich in calcium.

Good sources of protein can be animal and plant foods. To learn more about protein-rich foods, click here!

High fiber foods:

49. Chia seeds

The chia seed are filled with fibers (32 g / 100 g) and increase in volume on contact with water. Chia seeds also have a relatively high protein content with 23 grams per 100.

50. Psyllium husks

The envelopes of psyllium seeds are 88% fiber and swell strongly in water. This makes it a practical slimming food, because they can give smoothies or muesli a more filling effect, without increasing the number of calories too much.

51. Oat flakes

Oatmeal, such as porridge, is full of slow sugars, fiber and protein, making it the perfect breakfast for those who want to lose weight: they give you energy and keep you full. . They can also be combined with many other slimming foods.

52. Wholemeal bread

If you want bread, it will be wholegrain bread! Indeed, only whole grain bread will provide you with valuable amino acids and lots of fiber. These will assure you a good feeling of satiety.

More slimming products that could interest you:

53. Protein shakes

53. Protein drinks: Proteins contribute to the development and maintenance of muscle mass . This function is particularly important during weight loss. So that your muscles do not degrade during a weight loss phase, it is therefore essential to consume enough protein, through your diet or protein shakes. Nu3 Fit Shake provides you with over 70% high quality milk protein. This protein shake also contains valuable vitamins and minerals.

54. Meal replacements

The term ” meal replacement ” designates products specifically designed for weight loss and intended to replace conventional meals. They provide all the important macro- and micronutrients and relatively few calories.

55. Sugar substitutes

As sugar is extremely high in calories, it is absolutely not recommended. If you’re struggling to get by without sweet, try the low-calorie sugar substitutes!


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