Weight loss

Weight loss is a reduction of the total body mass. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or can arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state.

Intentional Weight Loss

Losing weight intentionally in an effort to improve fitness and health. People also lose weight intentionally to look better. Individuals who are overweight or obese have to lose weight to decrease the likelihood of developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer. Studies showed that boosting metabolism can help lose weight fast.

According to a research by USDA, snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to diets.

Ways to lose weight

The following are some of the tried and tested out ways to lose weight. Some of the things mentioned below were revealed by studies and research.

Less fat and Exercising

An effective strategy to lose weight are eating less fat, exercising and joining weight loss programs.

Sweet Dessert

A new study in February 2012 showed that a full breakfast includes a sweet dessert that helps in weight loss. Dessert as part of a 600-calorie breakfast which includes proteins, carbohydrates will help in losing weight in long run.


Boosting metabolism can help in losing weight fast. Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients, with the right calories, will help keep body energized and help with weight loss.

  • Protein fuels growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and increases calorie burn.
  • Fiber helps improve digestion

Foods that help with weight loss

Snacks that help burn fat

  • Apple and skim milk
  • Cottage cheese-filled avocado
  • Canned tuna on whole-wheat crackers
  • Sunflower lentil spread with pita bread
  • Shrimp stack
  • Power berry smoothie
  • Warm pear with cinnamon ricotta
  • Miso-glazed tofu
  • Edamame
  • Chicken pita sandwich (half)
  • Cauliflower with white bean dip
  • Toast with walnut & pear breakfast spread
  • Lentil salad with tomatoes and watercress
  • Luna protein bar
  • Veggie tostata
  • Roast garlic and edamame dip
  • Asparagus and hard-boiled egg
  • Minty iced green tea
  • Spiced green tea smoothie

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