I know you’re with on healthy lazy tips for weight loss. And to me, losing weight should be easily done or not at all. Here are some near to zero calorie healthy food you can lose weight with.
These are foods I call “free foods” or “almost free foods because they’re foods that are weightless and cost nothing to eat, calorie-wise. Some of these foods are of fruits and vegetables and are so bogus that can fill up your tummy with fewer calories.
It’s totally unacceptable skipping meals because it keeps your weight loss stagnant. But, it’s Ok to decrease your total calorie intake by eating more low-calorie foods tricking your body into doing more work.
Most of them are fruits and vegetables listed here also contain nutrients that benefit your overall health and eating a variety of these foods will provide your body with plenty of nutrients for a minimal amount of calories.
Radishes are tiny bite side root vegetables with just 1 calorie per piece that can be juicy, pungent, or sweet in taste. They may not be the most popular vegetable in your garden, but they’re certainly one of the zero calorie healthy foods you can find in the market.
They’re always perfect in adding your regular foods or to your salad or eat them alone depending on your choice.
A 1/2-cup serving of sliced radishes contains about 12 calories and no fat, so they won’t sabotage your healthy diet. They are the perfect crunchy snack when the munchies strike.
Cucumbers are perfect in keeping you hydrated because of its high water content. 97% of Cucumber is made up of just water and will help you feel full for longer periods of time. Each one-cup (104-gram) serving contains just 16 calories, while 50 grams of Cucumber (with Peel) can give up to 8 calories.
Celery is one of the most popular low-calorie foods.
And it’s rumored that it takes more calories to digest this crunchy vegetable than is included in the celery itself, and that makes it awesome for weight loss
Its long, green stalks contain insoluble fiber that may go undigested through your body, thus contributing no calories.
Just like cucumber, celery also has high water content, making it naturally low in calories. There are only 18 calories in one cup (110 grams) of chopped celery.
One cup (125 grams) of apple slices has 57 calories and almost three grams of dietary fiber.
It’s also a great on-the-go snack that can help to fight hunger and are packed with nutrition. It also takes your body more energy to digest apples, making it a great snack for weight loss.
Just like the name suggests, it’s a super pack fruit with 99% high water content making it a great fruit that quenches thirst and is guilt-free.
Watermelon contains a very high amount of vitamin C and almost every nutrient your body requires to properly function. There are 46 calories in one cup (152 grams) of diced watermelon.
Cauliflower is typically seen as a white head inside green leaves with less common varieties that come in purple, orange and yellow heads.
It is a great substitute for higher-carb vegetables or grains that just one cup (100 grams) of cauliflower has 25 calories and only five grams of carbs.
They are very popular fruit that is very versatile and appear in breakfast dishes, baked goods, and salads.
1 cup of strawberries has nearly 100% of the daily vitamin C your body needs. Enjoy four medium strawberries for about 16 calories and 50 Calories in one cup (152 grams) of strawberries.
8. White Mushrooms
Mushrooms are a type of fungus with a sponge-like texture. No matter whether you grill, sauté, or bake them, mushrooms are an incredibly low-calorie snack you cannot ignore. Vegetarians and vegans sometimes use them as a substitute for meat.
Mushrooms contain several important nutrients and have only 15 calories per cup (70 grams).
Grapefruits are one of the most nutritious and delicious citrus fruits that can be easily enjoyed on their own or on top of yogurt, salad or even fish.
There are 52 calories in half a grapefruit (123 grams).
Watercress is a kind of leafy vegetable that grows in running water. It’s typically used in salads and tea sandwiches.
It might not be as popular as other greens, but it’s just as nutritious with near to zero calories too making it great for weight loss.
One cup (34 grams) of this vegetable has just 4 calories.
Lettuce is a very popular leafy vegetable you can’t miss in your salads and on sandwiches.
The calorie content of lettuce is very low because its high water content and fiber rich properties. Just one leaf (6 grams) of lettuce guarantees 1 calorie making it great for weigh loss too.
This orange fruit with black seeds that resembles a melon and is typically grown in tropical regions is very high in vitamin A and a good source of potassium.
One cup (140 grams) of papaya has only 55 calories
So shred fresh papaya and add it to your salad for a little sweetness without the calories.
Kale is a great source of vitamin K often used in smoothies, salad and vegetable dishes.
One cup (67 grams) has close to seven times the amount of vitamin K you’ll need daily and only 34 calories.
Garlic has a strong smell and taste you can use in cooking to add flavor to your dishes. So instead of any high-sodium seasoning packets, always use fresh garlic for added flavor. Just a small amount delivers big taste and will cost you minimal calories.
One clove (3 grams) of garlic has only 5 calories.
Zucchini is a green type of summer squash which is often added to recipes.
You can spiralize your zucchini into “zoodles” as a substitute for ready-made higher carb noodles sold in the market.
Zucchini is also low in calories, with only 18 calories in one cup (124 grams)
They are root vegetables that typically have a deep-red or purple color with great potential to lower blood pressure. Beets contain only 59 calories per cup (136 grams) making it great for your regular weight loss diet snack.
Turnips are white root vegetables with slightly bitter flesh. You can roast turnips like any other vegetable, or puree them. Turnips are packed with flavor, and you won’t need a huge portion size to stay full. They are often added to stews and soups that depend on your choice of taste.
Turnips have several beneficial nutrients and only 37 calories per cup (130 grams).
Broccoli is one of the most nutritious veggies with a high burst of Vitamin C and with one cup (91 grams) of broccoli you get 31 calories.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables in the world. They can be served raw, cooked, pureed in a tomato sauce or whatever you want it.
Ripe tomatoes can be a good snack or great in your vegetable salad. One cup (149 grams) of cherry tomatoes has 27 calories.
Who doesn’t love spinach? I know I’m not the only one on this. Spinach is another leafy green with a great amount of vitamins and minerals and super low in calories.
It’s high in vitamin K, vitamin A and foliates and has more protein than many leafy vegetables.
A one-cup (30 grams) serving of spinach has just 7 calories.
This is a tuber vegetable is similar to white potato and can typically be eaten raw because of its crispy apple texture. One cup (120 grams) of jicama has over 40% of the DV for vitamin C and only 46 calories.