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Losing weight has become a worldwide phenomenon, no thanks to our hectic and sedentary lifestyles which really help us pile on the pounds. Therefore, to make life easier for those seeking doable alternatives for weight loss, this article presents a concise and to-the-point list of healthy foods that can be consumed to lose weight.

When you're aiming to shed some weight, selecting non-fatty, low calorie foods is important―but so is fulfilling the nutritional requirements of your body. Not being able to achieve a healthy balance between these two can prove to be harmful for your health. This is an important aspect of weight loss and one that has been considered while compiling this list.

Fruits

Fruits play an important role in aiding weight loss. One of the main reasons for this is that they contain a high amount of fiber which gives a feeling of fullness without the added burden of extra calories. The following fruits are known to assist weight loss:
  • Grape
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Sweet lime
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Guava
  • Pineapple
  • Peach
Vegetables

Vegetables too, contain a number of nutrients in addition to fiber, which will help you lose weight and stay healthy. Here is some information on a vegetable diet suitable for weight loss. The following list of foods will prove beneficial:
  • Green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli
  • Green peas
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Sprouts and pulses
  • Cucumber and tomato
  • Cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, beetroot, etc.
  • Pumpkin
  • Corn
  • Turnip
  • Radish
Dairy and Poultry

The following poultry and dairy products should be on your list if you are interested in losing weight in a healthy way.
  • Egg whites
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Crabs, lobsters, and shrimp
  • Low-fat yogurt
Other Foods
  • Fresh citrus fruit juices
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Brown rice
  • Green tea and herbal tea
  • Whole wheat pasta (without cheese)
  • Soybean and tofu
  • Popcorn
This was a generic list of low-to-medium calorie healthy foods for weight loss. At the same time, one should not forget certain high fiber foods such as avocados, pears, oatmeal, cereals, strawberries, grapefruit, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, barley, etc.

Calorie Chart

Food ItemCalories
One apple (medium)80
One raw tomato (medium)25
One baked potato (medium, with skin)160
Five raw mushrooms (medium-sized)20
One cucumber (medium)35
One banana100
One cup bean sprouts (raw)30
One spear broccoli (raw)40
One cup Brussels sprouts (raw)60
One cup cabbage (cooked)30
One egg white15
One cup macaroni (cooked)190
Half chicken breast (without skin)140
Prawns (3 ounces)90
One cup brown rice (cooked)210
Half cup fresh strawberries25
Half cup fresh pineapple40
One fresh papaya (medium)115
One cup fresh grapes60
One cup yogurt (low-fat)145
One cup oatmeal (cooked)145

Remember, eat healthy, and you shall stay slim. Make sure to exercise everyday, and you can achieve the desired results soon.