Foods I Eat to Lose Weight

One of the questions I get asked the most is…”What did you eat to lose weight?”

I know some of you are itching to know the answer, but–and I say this with good intentions– I won’t share my exact meal plan. And here’s why;

I have shared my meal plan numerous of times in the past only to have people eat the exact same things that I am. I know some of you may be wondering…”Well, the key is to lose weight, so why not eat what you are eating to do the same?” But here is the problem that most people don’t think about…

You and I are two different people and the meal plan I’m on is customized specifically for my body type. Here are some things to keep in mind before asking for my meal plan; This isn’t a “one size fits all” type of thing. We have different body structures. We most likely have a different goal weight. Our energy levels are not the same. And chances are, we aren’t the same height or weight. So the amount of calories I need to eat in order to lose weight may be slightly or dramatically different from what your body needs. And plus, I would hate for you to eat 1500 calories a day when actually, (according to your body type) you need 2000 calories a day to lose weight. That would only set you up for disaster. Ain’t nobody got time for that! 😅

Click here to calculate how many calories you need to eat daily to lose weight

Now that we have that stuff out the way, let’s talk about the foods you should eat that will promote weight loss…

**Please keep in mind that most of the foods listed below are what I personally eat and some were found online. Also, even though these foods are considered healthy, it doesn’t mean you can eat a lot of it and expect to drop pounds… Remember: Portion sizes are EVERYTHING.

The foods you need daily to lose weight is always broken down into 5 categories;

  • Veggies
  • Fruits
  • Carbs
  • Healthy Fats
  • Proteins


  1. Broccoli
  2. Collard Greens
  3. Spinach
  4. Kale
  5. Carrots
  6. Cucumbers
  7. Green beans
  8. Bell pepper
  9. Celery
  10. Onions


  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Watermelon
  4. Oranges
  5. Bananas
  6. Pineapples
  7. Grapes
  8. Blueberries
  9. Blackberries
  10. Grapefruit

Carbs….yaaaasss 🙂

  1. Lentils
  2. Black, Kidney, White, and Lima Beans
  3. Mashed potatoes
  4. Oatmeal (steel-cut or instant)
  5. Whole-grain Bagel
  6. Peas
  7. Quinoa
  8. Whole-grain pasta
  9. Brown or Wild rice
  10. Yams

Healthy Fats

  1. Avocado
  2. Hummus
  3. Pecans
  4. Peanuts
  5. Walnuts
  6. Pistachios
  7. Cashews
  8. Almonds
  9. Shredded cheese (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan)


  1. Ground Turkey
  2. Chicken breast
  3. Sardines
  4. Salmon
  5. Eggs
  6. Egg whites
  7. 2% yogurt
  8. Tempeh
  9. Tuna
  10. Whey Protein powder

And that’s all folks 😀

I hope you found this list to be somewhat helpful for you. If not, then oh well LOL just kidding 🙂

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or reach out to me on Instagram– “@mariefit25”


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