Foods that Jumpstart Weight Loss by Aditi Srivastava, Diet Consultant

Foods to Jumpstart Weight Loss

Most of us are creatures of habit. We buy the same foods from the same grocery store, prepare the same recipes over and over, and live within our own familiar routines. But if you’re serious about eating healthier and losing weight, you need to shake it up, change those bad eating habits, stick to the good ones and start thinking differently about your diet and lifestyle.

The issue is that we get so comfortable in our ways that it’s hard to give up those age old habits.

Even when you want to change, old habits die hard. That is when we need to look for some diet counseling as each body type is different and the apt diet that works best for your body and the motivation to stick to it- is the key.

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast. However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied. If you don’t have iron willpower, then hunger will cause you to give up on these plans quickly.

Today I will talk about delicious foods that help you diet. It sounds too good to be true!!! But before I start list the foods that can help you reduce weight

Certain foods can help you shed body weight, because they help you feel full longer and help curb cravings. Some even kick up your metabolism. So take this list when you go to the supermarket- but remember each to his own- some foods can be a boon for one person but a bane for another:


Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, beans are a great source of protein.

Beans are comparable to meat when it comes to calories, but they really shine in terms of fiber and water content, two ingredients that make you feel fuller, faster. Adding beans to your diet helps cut calories without feeling deprived.

Beans are also high in fiber and slow to digest. That means you feel full longer, which may stop you from eating more.

2. Soup/ Salad

Start a meal with a cup of soup, and you may end up eating less. It may be a veggie based smoothie for breakfast, a salad at lunch or adding a soup to dinner but the simple act of significantly increasing your daily intake of vegetables and / or salad is one of the simplest dietary strategies to help you eat less and lose weight.

3. Dark Chocolate

Want to enjoy chocolate between meals? Pick a square or two of dark over the milky version. Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.  All these nutrients also come with 600 calories and moderate amounts of sugar.

For this reason, dark chocolate is best consumed in moderation.

4. Pureed Vegetables

You can add more veggies to your diet, enjoy your “cheat” foods, and cut back on the calories you’re eating, all at the same time. Those healthy vegetables added low-cal bulk to the tasty dish.

5. Eggs and Sausage

A protein-rich breakfast may help you resist snack attacks throughout the day.

Studies show that people who replace a grain-based breakfast with high-protein foods like eggs feel fuller for the next 36 hours, and lose up to 65% more weight.

6. Nuts

For a great snack on the run, take a small handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans. Research shows that when people munch on nuts, they automatically eat less at later meals.

7. Apples

Skip the apple juice and the applesauce and opt instead for a crunchy apple. Whole fruit blunts appetite in a way that fruit juices and sauces don’t.

One reason is that raw fruit has more fiber. Plus, chewing sends signals to your brain that you’ve eaten something substantial.

8. Yogurt

Whether you prefer Greek or traditional, yogurt can be good for your waistline.

9. Grapefruit

Yes, grapefruit really can help you shed pounds, especially if you are at risk for diabetes. But grapefruit juice doesn’t have any proven “fat-burning” properties — it may just have helped people feel full.

The most important thing, when it comes to lasting weight loss, is the big picture of what you eat, not specific foods and what is most suited to each body type. Just as not all styles of clothes suit all body types similarly not every good food is suitable to each person.

Our bodies are structured differently and so is our dietary requirement. We aid you in finding the apt diet for your wellness/ weight loss or any specific requirements. Write in to us for any assistance.

Diet Guru Aditi SrivastavaAditi Srivastava Director Diet Mantra- Chain of Diet & Wellness Clinics & Diet Consultant IndoIndians