There are foods that promote weight loss. What is meant by promotes -- it increases the chances of weight loss. These five foods tastes good, low in calories, and high in nutrients and can be consumed without the guilt! Weight loss comes about when you take in less calories and increase your activity, i.e., exercising/moving. Dieting is not about what you cannot eat but rather what you can! These five foods can be eaten regularly because they are low in calories and that in turn promotes weight loss.
Grapefruit: A study done by K. Fujioka and colleagues at the Department of Nutrition and Metabolic Research at the Scripps Clinic in California and reported in the "Journal of Medicinal Food" documents that obese patients given grapefruit or grapefruit juice for 12 weeks lost more weight than those not given grapefruit or grapefruit juice. The group that consumed fresh grapefruit also had improved insulin resistance. Grapefruit is also rich in fiber, vitamin C and the anti-cancer compounds liminoids and lycopene.” www.livestrong.com
Apples: An apple a day keeps the doctor away! In fact, “eating an apple half an hour before a meal will make you eat less because the fiber in the apple makes you feel full. Moreover, apples are packed with antioxidants, which protect you from free radicals and may thus prevent heart disease and cancer.” www.livestrong.com
Lettuce: Lettuce is not only for rabbits and supermodels. “Lettuce is mostly water and thus contains a negligible amount of calories. It is also a source of vitamin A, folate and antioxidants. The darker the leaves are, the higher the amount of antioxidants the lettuce contains; thus, romaine and watercress contain more antioxidants than iceberg. Interestingly, lettuce contains lactucarium, a mild opiate-like substance that has analgesic and sedative properties.
Air-Popped Popcorn: Air-popped popcorn is one of the best snacks for weight loss. It is high in fiber, low in calories and fat and contains no sodium or sugar. With only 29 calories per cup, it is an ideal crave-buster.” Pass the popcorn, please! http://www.livestrong.com/article/281120-top-5-healthiest-foods-to-help-you-lose-weight
Green Tea: The best choice for drinking tea, green tea, one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants. Green tea promotes protection from heart disease and cancer; and increases the metabolic rate thereby promoting weight loss.
Coincidently, the famous Cleveland Clinic diet contains all of these foods. This diet promises at least 5 pounds in one week; problem is it was not devised nor officially promoted by Cleveland Clinic but yet still bears the name and has been around since the 80s. This diet is somewhat of a chain letter type diet, if you follow it to a T, it will give you some level of weight loss.
Diet or not, these five foods are still a healthy choice for eating or snacking because of the nutritous benefits they offer.