Start losing weight faster with this list of 16 zero calorie foods. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and more! When it comes to losing weight, energy (calorie intake) balance is key.
This list of zero calorie super foods have become staples in my diet which have helped me to maintain a healthy weight, and a healthy lifestyle.
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16 Zero Calorie Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight Faster.
You already have an idea of what a calorie is and the less you eat, the more weight you lose, right?
Just quickly, I want to give you a little more insight to help you along the way.
You NEED calories. Your body cannot function properly or stay living without them. Just like a fire needs fuel to stay lit, your body needs fuel to stay alive.
All of the foods below have calories but they’re considered ZERO calorie foods. The reason for this is because your body uses equal or more energy to digest these foods than they provide to your body. Cool right?
Below are 16 Zero Calories foods for weight loss…
1. Green Tea.
There are so many different tea variations available – green, black, white, and your can enjoy them both hot and cold. Not only is tea a ZERO calories food, but it also has many health benefits:
- Contains polyphenols that protect cells from a variety of diseases including cancer.
- Contains caffeine which may boost your metabolism and help you to lose weight.
- Boosts brain power.
- Promotes better quality sleep.
- Much more!
Additionally, green tea is a great natural remedy for removing bloat and keeping your tummy looking flat.
Coffee, like green tea, is ZERO calorie food. Coffee contain caffeine which is one of the main ingredients in fat burning supplements. The reason for this is because caffeine naturally promotes fat burning. It’s been proven to boost your metabolism by 3-11%.
Another great benefit of coffee is that it contains essential nutrients which include: Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), manganese, potassium, pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), magnesium, niacin (Vitamin B3).
Calories: 64 per cup.
Berries are PACKED full of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants which may reduce your risk of some chronic diseases including cancer.
Berries are a great addition to a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, or a mid-morning snack to help with any cravings. You can usually find them at any grocery store either fresh or frozen – fresh taste better in my opinion!
Calories: 7 per cup.
If you’re go to filler for a salad is iceberg lettuce, it’s time to switch things up! Spinach is the BEST zero calorie salad filler. It’s high in fiber, rich in nutrients and also helps to suppress appetite.
Spinach is also a great iron rich food option for those with a deficiency.
Calories: 20 per fruit.
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. They are widely used as a flavoring for water and to add in extra nutrients.
Other uses include marinades, salad dressings and seasonings for fish or chicken.
Calories: 16 per cup.
Celery is a great source of important antioxidants which help protect cells, blood vessels, and organs from oxidative damage.
Additionally, the phytonutrients found in celery have been shown to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, cells, blood vessels, and organs.
Spread some of your favourite nut butter on a stalk of celery and you have a power packed snack that’s great for post-workout.
BUYING TIP: When buying celery, make sure the leaves are crisp and fresh. Avoid brown or yellow leaves.
Calories: 1 per Leaf.
Although spinach tops lettuce any day of the week in my books, it is still a zero calorie food. It has just 1 calorie per leaf of lettuce, which means you will actually burn more calories through digestion.
Losing weight is all about energy balance, use these zero calories foods to beat the scales.
Calories: 22 per cup.
One of my favourite vegetables, cabbage. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and all round goodness, this veggie slides right into the zero calorie food list.
It’s such a versatile food. You can have it with salads, soups, stir-frys, and my go-to cheat is to fry up some bacon and butter mixed with boiled cabbage. YUM! Only for a special occasion, of course.
I grow broccoli in my yard. It’s a super food. I love it. It’s one of the most popular vegetables and I packed my plate full of it more than 5 times per week.
It’s super-low calorie, rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals. It’s an incredibly nutritious food. There’s more… it also contains powerful antioxidants that may reduce you risk of chronic diseases.
Broccoli is amazing! Fuel your body with it!
Have a serious hangover? Asparagus is a detoxing food AND helps to speed up metabolism. It contains high levels of amino acids which aid to flush excess fluids from your body. Asparagus also a nutrient powerhouse.
Next time you’ve got a hangover, try asparagus, or this delicious hangover cure juice.
Calories: 39 per half.
A whole grapefruit comes in under 80 calories and can be a healthy but tasty breakfast, especially if you’re a sucker for sweet and sour. Grapefruits are very nutritious and are great for heart health.
Calories: 64 per cup.
Onions are one of those low-calories foods that can be added to so many different dishes. They add a ton of flavor while also being rich in fiber and nutrients.
There’s rarely a meal I make that doesn’t include so sort of onion, whether it be brown or spring.
Calories: 27 per cup.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular veggies in the world. There are so many different ways to eat tomatoes – raw, make them into a sauce, or even roast them. Plus they’re highly nutritious.
Whenever I’m making a dish that contains a tomato based sauce, I make it by hand. It’s time-consuming, but I know what’s going into my food.
Calories: 22 per cup
Carrots are an extremely affordable low-calorie food. They’re bright in color and packed full of nutrients. You’ve probably also heard that carrots are good for your eyesight and it’s true! They contain beta-carotene which can be converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A is vital for good vision.
Cucumber is 96% water, and water has ZERO calories. Which makes cucumber one of the ultimate zero calorie foods, that’s also a vitamin and mineral powerhouse.
You can use it to flavor water, fill your salad, or even add to your morning juice.
Watermelon contains almost every nutrient and is also rich in vitamin C, which is essential for our immune system. Also, it can be a delicious low-calorie snack.
It contains a high amount of water and the kids love it! So you can keep every happy and hydrated while NOT adding to your waistline.
Add watermelon and fresh mint for a nice flavored water.
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