Weight Loss-Friendly Foods

The following foods can support weight loss and boost your overall health in a variety of ways.

1. Lean Protein

Lean protein sources like chicken, turkey and grass-fed lean beef help keep you full, decrease cravings and stabilize blood sugar, says Feit

2. Eggs

Eggs contain almost every essential vitamin (with the exception of Vitamin C), plus minerals like phosphorus, calcium and potassium.

3. Vegetables

Vegetables of all kinds can assist with weight loss, says Feit. For example, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage

4. Avocados

Avocados are totally underrated, says Feit. The fruit is high in fiber and is a quality source of healthy fat, making it a great food for decreasing hunger.

5. Apples

Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants, says Feit. The fruit also has anti-inflammatory properties and contains phytochemicals and vitamin C.

6. Berries

Berries are high in fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C—all things that your body needs to function optimally, says Feit.

7. Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds have different health benefits, says Feit. All nuts are a good source of fiber, protein and healthy fat, and they help decrease hunger.

8. Salmon

Research suggests omega-3 fatty acids may help people with weight classified as overweight or obesity feel fuller

9. Shrimp

Shrimp promotes increased feelings of satiety, says Kleiner. Eating shrimp appears to decrease appetite by stimulating the production of cholecystokinin, 

10. Lupini Beans

Lupini beans are high in prebiotic fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut, says Landau. “When your gut bacteria is well nourished, the number and type of bacteria present multiplies.

11. Unripe Bananas

Unripe bananas contain one of the world’s richest sources of prebiotic-resistant starch, says Landau. Prebiotic-resistant starch makes your cells more responsive 

12. Raw Oats

Raw oats are full of resistant starch—a type of starch that resists digestion—which is very weight loss-friendly, says Landau. In the process of digestion, resistant starch releases

12. Raw Oats

Raw oats are full of resistant starch—a type of starch that resists digestion—which is very weight loss-friendly, says Landau. In the process of digestion, resistant starch releases