Let me be clear. There are a LOT of foods you can eat that will aid in weight loss. I don’t want you
telling your friends that Craig Woods said that you can only eat 12 foods on a diet. There are actually
a whole lot of foods that are extremely good for weight loss and I’ve included more than 12 of them in
These foods are so important because they give you the most bang for your buck. They are so high
in nutritional properties and low in calories, that eating them is almost like eating negative calories.
Including them in your diet regularly will insure not only that you will lose weight, but that you’ll get
the proper nutrition you need while you’re trying to lose weight.
1 – Water – Let’s start with the basics. Water is one of the most important things to have during a diet.
Yet often times, people disregard it for its simplicity. They even substitute it for other things, like
coffee and soft drinks.
It’s not enough to simply have fluids during a diet. The benefit of clear water is that it flushes away
toxins that can get trapped in fat cells. If left in those fat cells, the toxins would inhibit weight loss.
Drinking coffee or soft drinks does not flush these toxins out the same way water does. Therefore,
it’s important to remember to drink 6-8 tall glasses of water over the course of each day to help aid
Also, during weight loss and exercise, your body will use up more fluid than normal. You’ll need to
replace that fluid in order to stay healthy. If you become dehydrated because you’re not drinking
enough for the amount of activity you’re doing, your body will naturally try to hold onto as much fluid
as possible, preventing you from losing weight.
2 – Spinach – This vegetable is a high-octane vegetable filled with nutrients, minerals, anti-oxidants, and
high levels of iron, calcium and lutein. It’s also an excellent source of fiber. Spinach is best eaten when it’s at it’s freshest. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the more nutrients are lost over time. Try buying your spinach at a farmer’s market, farm stand or grow your own.
3 – Broccoli – Believe it or not, calcium from broccoli is absorbed better by the body than any other food with calcium, even milk. Calcium is vitally important to keep your bones strong while you’re losing weight. Broccoli is also a negative calorie food. Therefore you’ll burn more calories digesting it than what is actually in the broccoli itself. So eat to your heart’s content. You’ll get benefits all the way
around with this food.
4 – Kale – Like broccoli, kale is a negative calorie food. It’s also super high in fiber, aiding in digesting food and cleansing the colon. As foods go, it’s top on the list of nutrient-filled foods and is a high source of beta-carotene.
5 – Tomatoes – Most people associate tomatoes with marinara sauce and pasta or in a salad. Thought of as a vegetable, tomatoes are technically a fruit that is full of vitamin C and high in antioxidants that help build and maintain the immune system. During weight loss, it’s easy to get run down. Make sure you get fresh tomatoes that are firm and only cut them when you are ready to eat them. As soon as tomatoes are cut they will start to lose much of their nutritional value.
6 – Eggs – Starting the day with a high protein food will give you instant energy and keep you energized longer than simply having a slice of toast. As far as fat burning properties, eggs have been known to burn fat in that ever frustrating tummy area that plagues a lot of people. The B12 found in eggs is excellent for breaking down fat and turning into energy.Some of you might be a little fearful of having too many eggs in your diet for fear of raising your cholesterol levels. However, high protein and low carbohydrates will actually keep your cholesterol levels from rising. If you’re really concerned, try having eggs for breakfast every other day instead of every morning.