When it comes to weight loss, most people fall short or accomplish their goals using a program that is not sustainable or healthy.

The result of many ‘fast weight loss’ diets is that some or a lot of weight are lost. But it’s not lost in a healthy way for the body, and the pounds almost always pile back on.

If you want healthy weight loss so you can lose weight quickly and safely, there are a few food groups that you should make much more common in your diet and many foods that should seldom pass through your lips. To keep it simple and positive, let’s focus on only those foods that you should eat. After all, if you are eating more of these, you will have less time and cravings to reach for more of those other foods.

The Goal

According to Dr. Eric Berg, a renowned weight-loss researcher, and author, weight gain is typically a problem with glands and fat burning hormones that are not functioning correctly. More and more research is also confirming this to be the case. So, the apparent goal is to avoid the foods that lead to fat retention in the first place and then also ingest more of the foods that will help restore your body’s health, which will help you naturally burn fat normally.

In other words, stimulate your fat-burning hormones again. The reality is that for most overweight people, the hormones and metabolism are not working as they should – whether from past habits, or genetic weaknesses, or something else. You will not lose on a balanced diet or even with exercise until these fat-burning hormones are being rereleased.

4 Great Foods for Fast Weight Loss

Each body type requires intake, and avoidance, of different specific foods to get the fat-burning hormones fired up to lose weight. However, there are a few foods that all the body types can benefit from.

NUTS – The average American diet includes little to NO nuts. Studies show that your hunger is actually reduced more with eating nuts than something like rice cakes. Nuts also supply you with important essential fatty acids that bring all kinds of health benefits without making you fat. The nuts you should eat are walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Here is the kicker – you need to eat them raw. No salt, no chocolate, and no honey roasting.

BEANS – Beans are low calorie and stuffed with protein and fiber. This helps you to lose weight and tone up efficiently. My recommendation is to replace as much red meat intake as you can with beans. Be careful of refried beans since they typically high in saturated fats.

EGGS – A Louisiana State University study found that people who each egg for breakfast lost more weight than those that opted for a bagel. Unless you are on a strict restriction to avoid them for cholesterol reasons (which is controversial in itself), then incorporate some organic eggs into your diet. You can even settle for just one yolk, and the rest egg whites as an alternative.

SEAFOOD – Fish can be a great source of protein. Wild-caught tuna and Salmon are great fish selections, while oysters, lobster, and crab are examples of great non-fish options. Taking in fish as your primary protein is a great way to keep saturated fat to a minimum while boosting your omega-3 intake, which everyone needs more in today’s fast-paced and stressful society.

Other than those foods, go crazy with vegetables. Food such as spinach, romaine, broccoli, kale (try it, it’s not bad), and other super-food veggies like these can pretty much be guaranteed to help your waist-wasting efforts. However, some other great options are as follows: Lettuce, green beans, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, leek, endive, spinach, asparagus, cucumber, celery, collard greens, garlic, squash, peppers, onions, and string beans.

Wrap up
While most people are looking for fast ways to lose weight, knowing your body type is essential to losing weight not only quickly but while still improving health at the same time. Eating more of the food above and less of the foods you know to be bad for you is a great way to get a jumpstart onto a healthy weight loss path.