14 foods you can eat as much as you want and not gain weight
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I love most of these foods and eat them when I can and when available, especially now in the summer when most all are in the stores. I am surprised that watermelon didn't make their list. Ya, it may have a lot of sugar, bu the sugar to water ratio of watermelon has to be at least the same as say, honeydew, but one usually eats more watermelon than honeydew. I know I can't eat it as a late even snack or I end up making too many trips to the rest room overnight.


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14 foods you can eat as much as you want and not gain weight

While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the pounds.
According to nutritionist Dr. Lisa Young, these foods generally fall into one of two categories: non-starchy fruits or vegetables.

Young says there are few reasons why you won't gain weight from eating these foods:
  • They're mostly made up of water.
  • They're low in calories.
  • They contain fiber, which helps make you feel and stay full.
Although these fruits and vegetables aren't high in protein, they're packed with plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients that have numerous benefits for your health.

It's important to note that, just like with any other food, if you eat too much of these foods, you will gain weight. But for the reasons listed above, it's unlikely that you'll overindulge in these specific items. 


Celery

Almost 95% of celery is water, but that doesn't mean the vegetable doesn't have significant health benefits. Celery contains potassium, folate, fiber, and 30% of your daily requirement of vitamin K. There are only six calories in a single serving.
You're best off eating celery when it's fresh, though. The vegetable loses many of its antioxidants within five to seven days of being purchased.


Kale

Kale is light in calories - one cup of raw kale only has about 33 calories - but it contains close to three grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber per serving.

It's one of the relatively few foods that contains an omega-three fatty acid, a nutrient that most people rely on fish to get. Like other kinds of lettuce, kale is also high in vitamins and folate.


Blueberries

Blueberries' claim to fame is their antioxidant content. The fruit has more antioxidants than any other fruit. And for all the fiber a cup of blueberries packs - 14% of your recommended daily value - it only has around 85 calories.


Cucumbers

A fruit that is mostly made up of water, cucumbers only contain 16 calories per serving. The seeds and skin contain most of the fruit's nutritional value, so you're best off not peeling your cucumbers.

The peel and seeds provide both fiber and a form of vitamin A known as beta-carotene, which is known to be good for your eyes.


Tomatoes

Tomatoes are best known for the fact that they contain lycopene, a carotenoid, which helps fight against chronic diseases and also gives the fruit its red color. Besides lycopene, tomatoes are high in vitamins A, C, and B2, as well as folate, chromium, potassium, and fiber.

And for all the nutrients it boasts, one medium-sized tomato only has around 25 calories.


Grapefruit

Studies have shown that adding grapefruit to your diet can increase weight loss, which is often why it's considered a diet food. This is because grapefruits are high in fiber, which keeps hunger at bay by stabilizing blood sugar levels and helping you feel fuller for longer. There are only 50 calories in one half of a grapefruit.

The vitamin C found in grapefruit can reduce the risk of a number of health problems, like cancer and heart issues. Grapefruit can also work wonders in lowering cholesterol and improving digestion, and the folate found in the fruit makes it an ideal snack for pregnant women.


Broccoli

Broccoli is most nutritious when eaten raw or when steamed. This super vegetable contains sulforaphane, an anticarcinogen that works to destroy cancer-causing chemicals that the body might take in either through the environment or through food.

Besides vitamins A, C, E, and K, one serving of steamed broccoli contains approximately 20% of your daily fiber requirement. Plus, there are only about 31 calories in one serving.


Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe has more beta carotene - a form of vitamin A that promotes healthy eyes - than many other similar fruits like oranges, grapefruits, peaches, and mangoes. Just one cup of the fruit provides you with potassium as well as more than 100% of your daily recommended value of vitamins A and C.

Plus, since water makes up 90% of cantaloupe, there are only 55 calories in one serving.


Cauliflower

Although its white color may make people think otherwise, cauliflower is actually a very versatile and nutritious vegetable. It contains antioxidants and phytochemicals - both of which help to fight off chronic disease - and it's an excellent source of folate, fiber, and vitamins C and K.

There are around 25 calories in one serving.


Blackberries

Blackberries' health benefits are incredibly versatile. Like many other berries, the fruit is rich in vitamin C as well as antioxidants known as bioflavonoids.

Beyond that, eating blackberries can aid with digestion and staying alert, and tightens tissue, leading to younger-looking skin. There are around 62 calories in a single serving of the berries.


Lettuce

Most types of lettuce - whether it's romaine or iceberg - only have about 10 to 2o calories per serving. And although lettuce won't add a lot of protein to your diet, it will add plenty of vitamins and nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C.


Oranges

Most people know oranges for their vitamin C content, but the citrus fruit touts multiple other benefits. Since vitamin C is crucial in collagen production, oranges help keep skin free of damage and looking good. It's also low in calories; a medium-sized orange has about 80 calories.

And if you're not eating that white stuff under an orange's skin - pith - you should start. Pith contains a lot of fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


Strawberries

There's more vitamin C in one serving of strawberries than there is in one orange. In addition, strawberries are also bursting with polyphenols, a type of antioxidant.

Strawberries are also a good source of potassium and fiber, and they're fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free, which makes them healthy for the heart. One cup of the fruit only has around 50 calories.


Honeydew melon

Honeydew melon has only slightly more calories per serving than cantaloupe (64), and the majority of these calories come from the 14 grams of natural sugar the fruit provides.

Honeydew also contains over half of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, as well as copper, which is crucial for healthy skin.
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I think it depends upon whether you're insulin resistant or not. If you're insulin resistant, you might be able to maintain your weight providing you keep the rest of your calorie count low however, you wouldn't be able to lose weight. Fruits still have sugar, which raises insulin.  In the presence of insulin, you can't burn fat.
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(07-26-2019, 09:21 AM)JacafamalaRedux Wrote: I think it depends upon whether you're insulin resistant or not. If you're insulin resistant, you might be able to maintain your weight providing you keep the rest of your calorie count low however, you wouldn't be able to lose weight. Fruits still have sugar, which raises insulin.  In the presence of insulin, you can't burn fat.
As someone who has fairly well beaten my insulin tolerant diabetes, I can attest to the fact that fruits and veggies do have sugar content, but the true villain is sucrose.  Sucrose is a concentrated form of sugar. It is refined out of cane and beets (very highly concentrated sugars in these two) and used in commercial productions of food and packaged as sugar in stores. The sugar in fruits is predominately fructose and it is so well diluted in the fruits, that the water in them, lowers the end product that is digested, called glucose. The amount of net glucose is the carb load produced.

Personally, I have eliminated most all sucrose from my diet. I keep the high carb foods off my plate as well and eat balanced diets, with more protein and roughage. White flour has so many pure carbs in it that it is basically another source of sugar. It is pound for pound, almost equal to commercial sugar in net glucose obtained.

If one avoids carbohydrate, one could stand quite a lot of fruits and their fructose without a glucose overload. There are many other benefits of fruit intake, what with very healthy vitamins, minerals and other healthy components that make our insulin tolerance more manageable. Avoid "high fructose syrup". This goo is made mostly from corn and is so concentrated, it produces as much or more glucose as sucrose does.

I love summertime and all the lovely melons, tree fruits and berries this time of year. I just have to not eat so much water melon at night while watching movies on TV. It makes for a busy night later on, visiting the throne room to void!
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I am trying to lose weight. It's a real battle after a certain age.
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(07-26-2019, 11:32 AM)JacafamalaRedux Wrote: I am trying to lose weight. It's a real battle after a certain age.

I agree! I once weighed 275 Lbs. I now weigh 162. It took a few years, but after loosing it, I found my body kinda did a reset and now I eat most anything (within reason) and don't gain much and what I do, comes off quite easily. My stomach sorta turns off and doesn't allow me to stuff myself.

The Aldkins or the Paleo Diet are good ones for weight loss and once your down to your goal, the South Beach Diet is a good one to manage your weight and your glucose levels. I like the Adkins diet and I lost a lot of weight on it. It came under a lot of fire a few years ago, with the 'low fat' crowd screaming it would make your cholesterol skyrocket. Three studies were done, with the unscientific goal of proving this fable. Facts were that despite their aim, they proved Adkins right: Cholesterol and Triglycerides came DOWN and without the statin poisons too.

Good luck and be resolute in your purpose. You will win your battle!
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(07-26-2019, 01:39 PM)Zedta Wrote:
(07-26-2019, 11:32 AM)JacafamalaRedux Wrote: I am trying to lose weight. It's a real battle after a certain age.

I agree! I once weighed 275 Lbs. I now weigh 162. It took a few years, but after loosing it, I found my body kinda did a reset and now I eat most anything (within reason) and don't gain much and what I do, comes off quite easily. My stomach sorta turns off and doesn't allow me to stuff myself.

The Aldkins or the Paleo Diet are good ones for weight loss and once your down to your goal, the South Beach Diet is a good one to manage your weight and your glucose levels. I like the Adkins diet and I lost a lot of weight on it. It came under a lot of fire a few years ago, with the 'low fat' crowd screaming it would make your cholesterol skyrocket. Three studies were done, with the unscientific goal of proving this fable. Facts were that despite their aim, they proved Adkins right: Cholesterol and Triglycerides came DOWN and without the statin poisons too.

Good luck and be resolute in your purpose. You will win your battle!
What's the difference between keto and Atkins? So far I'm down seven pounds on keto and then it just stopped. It's I've been maintaining the same weight for about a month now. I still have a good fit more to to lose.

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Oh and by the way congratulations on losing all that weight! That was fantastic.

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(07-26-2019, 02:30 PM)JacafamalaRedux Wrote: What's the difference between keto and Atkins? So far I'm down seven pounds on keto and then it just stopped. It's I've been maintaining the same weight for about a month now. I still have a good fit more to to lose.

Adkins is a bit more refined than a straight 'keto' diet. Both will produce a 'ketosis' situation in the body, but I think that Adkins is easier to regulate and maintain the condition without the risks to your kidneys.

Just to add: Exercise is a good element to add to your regimen.
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