Often when people talk about weight loss, they actually mean fat loss. Losing weight means a reduction in overall weight, which can come from body fat, muscle or water weight, while fat loss is the decrease of overall body fat mass in the body.
There is no single food that will lead to weight loss. A healthy and balanced intake of foods from a variety of food groups is encouraged to support health and weight management goals.
- Vegetables and fruits are great for providing fibre, vitamins and minerals and are often low in calories
- Wholegrains, root vegetables, seeds, nuts and oils are great for providing energy for daily activities and workouts
- Meats, poultry, dairy, beans and legumes are great sources for muscle repair and recovery