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17 Zero Calorie Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight Fast
While these foods do have calories, these foods take more energy to burn. The body burns off more calories than the food contains when you eat it. These are the 17 best zero calorie foods that can help you lose weight fast.
Celery is topping the list of our 17 Zero Calorie Foods that can help you lose weight fast.
Celery is the lowest-calorie food on this list. Still, it packs a ton of benefits, such as being high in vitamins and minerals, can lower inflammation, helping reduce blood pressure, and even preventing liver disease.
Just make sure not to dip it into a bunch of high-calorie peanut butter. We like adding it to our chili to get extra fiber in our diet without calories.
14 calories per cup
Asparagus is a great diuretic that helps you lose excess water and burn belly fat. Asparagus is also very high in fiber vitamins A, C, K, and E. Asparagus also contains chromium, which helps control blood sugar levels.
Asparagus is also loaded with antioxidants. Just remember that it will make your pee smell :). That is a good thing because it is getting toxins out of your body.
27 calories per cup
Beets are one of the most underrated vegetables that are zero calories.
Beets can help lower your blood pressure, can help boost your brainpower, keep you regular, are packed with antioxidants, and are great for the immune system.
An uncommon way to use beats is to make dehydrated beet chips much lower in calories than traditional potato chips.
58 calories per cup
We love using cucumbers for our salads. They have a great taste and an extra crunch to their salads. They also have several other health benefits that we think could be beneficial to add to your diet for weight loss.
Cucumbers can help fight inflammation, protect your skin, improve bowel movements, and relieve pain.
Cucumbers are also one of the most hydrating foods you can eat.
16 calories per cup
Watermelon is one of the best zero-calorie foods, especially in the summer. In addition to its weight loss benefits, there are several other benefits to eating watermelon.
Watermelon may protect against diabetes, is high in potassium, reduces inflammation, helps balance ph levels, and may also help digestion.
Like cucumbers, watermelon is also extremely hydrating to the body
46 calories per cup
Although you may not want to eat a lemon raw, lemons are one of the best ways to season your food without adding many calories. Lemons help fight acidity in the body.
We like to marinate our chicken in lemon juice which helps it stay moist. My wife also likes to cut up lemon slices and add them to her water to give a nice lemony zest.
61 calories per cup
Not only is orange my favorite color, but it is also one of my favorite fruits. Oranges are a wonderful way to cure a sugar craving without adding many calories and sugar.
Just make sure you’re eating the fruit, not just the juice. Oranges are packed with vitamin c but also have several other health benefits.
Oranges may also help lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve respiratory health, and even protect against arthritis.
We love adding oranges to our fruit smoothies in the morning.
85 calories per cup
Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years as a highly medicinal food. We loved having mushrooms in our pasta sauce, on top of burgers and steak, and on our pita pizzas that we make every Friday.
In addition to being a zero-calorie food for weight loss, mushrooms have many other benefits.
Mushrooms can help improve digestion, are rich in antioxidants, may help fight cancer, may lower cholesterol, and can even help fight diabetes.
15 calories per cup
Tomatoes are a wonderful fruit that is zero calories but still tastes amazing. We have a ton of tomatoes, whether raw tomatoes, cooked tomatoes, or tomatoes in a pasta sauce or Mexican salsa.
Most people know that tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. However, tomatoes have several other benefits that can be beneficial to your diet.
Tomatoes are good for your heart, are rich in vitamins and minerals, aid in digestion, improve skin care, and may even prevent urinary tract infections.
If you can, make sure you purchase organic tomatoes.
14 calories per cup
Like mushrooms and tomatoes, we like to use zucchini in our pasta dishes. Zucchini is also great to eat raw on a salad.
Zucchini is great because it can help your cardiovascular system, improve digestion, slow aging, strengthen bones, and can help improve eye health.
20 calories per cup
I used to hate brussels sprouts as a kid, but I’ve come to enjoy them. You can see that it is a baby cabbage cut into a Brussels sprout. I love to saute these with some garlic, salt, and pepper. Delicious!
Brussels sprouts also have several other health benefits such as managing diabetes, improving bone health, improving skin health, and may help fight cancer.
Brussels sprouts are also extremely high and vitamins k, c, a, and b-6 manganese, folate, and potassium.
Ensure you do not cook them in butter or excess oil to maintain their zero-calorie status.
56 calories per cup
Onions are a great zero-calorie food that packs a lot of flavor into your food. Like garlic, onions can help improve your immunity to bacteria, fungi, and viral infections.
Onions may also help prevent cancer, detoxify the body, help with diabetes, contain anti-aging properties, improve cough and cold symptoms, and improve digestion.
My only complaint about onion is that it can give you bad breath, especially when eaten raw…
67 calories per cup
Carrots are one of our favorite foods to snack on while dieting. They’re packed with a ton of fiber that also keeps you fuller longer.
In addition to its weight loss benefits, carrots can help improve vision, and skin, cleanse the body, and prevent heart disease.
Just limit dips when eating carrots, as they will pack many calories.
50 calories per cup
Kale is high in fiber, contains vitamins k, c, and a, and is high in omega-3 acids.
Kale may also help lower cholesterol, fight cancer, and is an excellent source of minerals.
We like to make kale and spinach salad to include kale in our diet. If you don’t enjoy the taste of kale, you can add it to a green smoothie and still receive these amazing health benefits.
33 calories per cup
Cauliflower is becoming extremely popular for low-carb dieting. Many low-carb dieters use cauliflower rice to replace rice, potatoes, and even pizza crust. While cauliflower will never taste like starchy carbs, it is a good replacement.
Cauliflower is also extremely high in fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals, contains an excellent source of antioxidants, and is very easy to add to your diet.
Many stores are even selling bags of cauliflower rice for easy consumption.
25 calories per cup
Many of the same health benefits oranges also apply to grapefruit because they are in the same family of fruits. Grapefruit is an acquired taste, but if you enjoy it, you will also benefit from the numerous health benefits.
Grapefruit is extremely hydrating, can help lower cholesterol, and help lower blood pressure, which may help with blood sugar levels and can even help prevent cancer.
Similar to oranges, you want to eat the actual fruit, not just the juice of the fruit.
74 calories per cup
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, there is truth to this. In addition to helping you lose weight, apples also contain many other benefits.
Apples can help aid digestion, contain prebiotic-like effects, boost the immune system, help with diabetes, boost brain health, can help improve vision, and is great for your skin.
Apples can also help detoxify your liver, prevent gallstones, and is an excellent source of vitamin c. You can see why the apple-a-day quote holds value.
57 calories per cup