16 Foods I’ve Used for Weight Loss Recipes that Have Helped Me Lose 10+ Pounds

Silas & Grace

I feel like knowing different ingredients for weight loss recipes has really helped me in seeing huge progress.

For years, it’s been overwhelming for me to even start the process of not just losing weight, but adopting a healthy lifestyle. Because actually living a healthy lifestyle is what helps you to maintain your weight loss permanently. And on top of that, it’s what’s gonna make your life so much better in the long run.

I really don’t want to get to a point in my life where I’m no longer a certain age and just can’t do the things I used to do anymore. I really want to take control now before it gets hard and start to love my body.


So Here’s My Method

The first step I took was to think about all the different important types of foods my body needed. What did I want to be pumping into my system that was going to benefit it in the long term?

Here’s What I Came Up With:

  1. Fiber
  2. Lean Protein
  3. Healthy Fats
  4. Antioxidants
  5. Leafy Greens

Then the next step was doing a bit of my own research and creating a cheatsheet of foods I could easily put onto my grocery list and incorporate into my weekly meals.

So for instance, if I was having tostadas, any of the ingredients below would work with that kind of recipe.

Disclaimer: Make sure to do your own research and talk to your doctor! 🙂


  • Avocados
  • Brown rice
  • Chickpeas
  • Black beans
  • Pinto beans

Lean Protein

  • Chicken breast
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Beans (as listed above)
  • Lean beef

Healthy Fats

  • Cheese – Fresh cheeses like queso fresco
  • Avocados
  • Eggs
  • Fatty fish
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Coffee
  • Spinach
  • Beans
  • Kimchi
  • Avocados
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic

Leafy Greens

  • Spinach

And of course, you can add to this list with your own research!

Also, another benefit of knowing these healthy ingredients is that some of them kill two or even three birds with one stone. So if I wanted to give my body some good antioxidants, healthy fats, and fiber, avocados were a great thing to eat throughout the week.

And that’s it! It really is that simple.

One of the best ways to lose weight is to be intentional in figuring out what kind of foods will help you lose weight and how you can incorporate them into your meals in a tasty way.

Just make sure to count your calories, because even if something is good for you, it doesn’t mean it won’t make you gain weight if you each too much.

PS – Here’s a recipe that you can apply this method to as well! Also, let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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