18 Top Superfoods for Lasting Weight Loss

Get superhero weight loss support with these foods.

It’s time to keep that weight off for good, right? Whether you’re just sick of the diet rollercoaster or you want to make a lasting commitment to your health, we’ve got the top superfoods for lasting weight loss.

Superfoods for weight loss are nutrient-dense foods that also offer an extra boost when you’re losing weight. For example, many are rich in fiber, which satisfies the appetite so you’re less likely to hit the snack drawer. Others offer lean protein, a nutrient that nourishes muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat.

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Choosing to eat superfoods for weight loss is a must-have part of successfully shedding inches and pounds.But it’s also important to get that body moving. Make time this week to exercise, so you burn calories and keep your body healthier. Check out 7 Moves for a Tighter Butt and 6 Minutes to Amazing Abs.

1. Almonds
Almonds are a smart replacement for processed snacks, like chips or crackers, and they offer healthy fats. Try these nuts in Almond Pesto Pasta.

2. Apples
This easy-to-like superfood offers pectin, a soluble fiber that increases feelings of fullness. Put Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw on your to-try list.

3. Avocados
This fruit delivers fiber, but it also contains monounsaturated fats, which satisfy the appetite and reduce the chance you’ll mindlessly snack. Transform taco night with Grilled Chicken and Avocado Tacos with Cilantro Crema.

4. Bananas
These superfoods for weight loss are on our list because they satisfy the appetite and they’re a ready-to-go healthy snack. Try Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes.

5. Black Beans
This slimming superfood offers protein, minus the saturated fat found in red meat. Go for a superfood two-fer by adding Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans to this week’s menu.

6. Blueberries
Get sweet on this fruit–a 1-cup serving delivers 4 grams of fiber and only 80 calories. Brunch on Almond Blueberry Pancakes with Chocolate.

7. Broccoli
We love superfoods for weight loss, like broccoli, because they’re low in calories, high in nutrients, and filling. Get the comfort food taste you love in Slow Cooker Broccoli, Brown Rice, and Cheddar Casserole.

8. Brown Rice
This superfood should be on any weight loss menu because it offers a whole grain alternative to less-healthy staples like white rice. Add Creamy Brown Rice, Apple, and Broccoli Salad to your lunch menu this week.

9. Eggs
Eggs are a winner when it comes to foods that help weight loss. They’re packed with protein to satisfy the appetite and nourish calorie-burning lean muscle. Say “good morning” with Protein Egg & Tomato on Toast.

10. Green Tea
Like any healthy beverage, green tea fills the stomach so you’re less likely to overeat, but it also contains a substance known for boosting fat burn. Sip unsweetened green tea or try Green Tea Mango Smoothie.

11. Kale
This low-cal superfood delivers fiber, plus iron to nourish muscles and potassium to support heart health. Prepare Orange-Glazed Salmon with Wilted Kale when you want an easy-prep superfood dish.

12. Kiwis
Kiwis are low in fat, plus they offer pectin, the same appetite-satisfying substance found in apples. Ditch the processed freezer smoothies and blend up Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie.

13. Low-Fat Dairy
Healthy dairy choices provide protein to satisfy the appetite as well as calcium to keep those bones strong so you’re ready to work out. Creamy Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is a delish, healthier way to do dessert.

14. Oats
Give your body the slow-burn energy that boosts metabolism and curbs snack cravings. Show that waistline some love with Clean-Eating Refrigerator Oatmeal.

15. Papaya
We love papaya for our superfoods for weight loss list because it offers enzymes that support healthy digestion and protein breakdown. Try it in Mean Green Juice #2.

16. Quinoa
A grain-like seed, quinoa can be a menu staple for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s a tasty, versatile source of plant-based protein. Serve Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms for a delish entrée.

17. Salmon
Burn fat more efficiently by eating salmon regularly—it contains omega-3 fatty acids that support weight loss. Herbed Salmon with Broccoli Bulgur Pilaf is a yummy Mediterranean-inspired dish loaded with superfoods.

18. Water
Yes, superfoods for weight loss include water. People who drink a glass of water before a meal consume about 75 fewer calories than those who don’t [1]. Enjoy plain H2O or sip Strawberry-Basil Water—it’s got an itty-bitty 17 calories per serving.


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[1] WebMD


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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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