Learn How to Combine Foods to Lose Weight Quickly

In addition to combining healthy foods to lose weight, physical activity is essential to burn more calories and lose a few pounds.
Learn How to Combine Foods to Lose Weight Quickly
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Do those pounds stick around even when you diet? Believe it or not, there are actually no bad foods. Each food has nutrients; we just don’t know how to take advantage of them.

For example, if you make yourself a meal with double servings of carbohydrates, all you’re doing is welcoming more body fat.

Nobody likes starting a weight loss plan, but the secret is in using foods to help you. If you combine them properly, losing weight won’t be a problem.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best food combinations for losing weight.

The Best Food Combinations for Losing Weight

Some of the best food combinations for weight loss include:

Oatmeal with blueberries

This mixture is great for breakfast: some oatmeal with blueberries.

  • This grain helps get rid of cholesterol in your blood, acting as a cleaning mechanism on the fat that adheres to your artery walls.
  • As for the blueberries, they contain large amounts of antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.

Put them together and you increase your production of leptin and ghrelinhormones that are in charge of controlling your appetite.

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Lentils and rice

Combine foods to lose weight quickly

The combination of lentils and grains is an indispensable part of a good diet, especially if you want to get in high-quality protein. And because it’s plant-based, you also get vitamins, fiber, and minerals.

  • Combining lentils and rice will provide your body with amino acids and improve your digestion.

Pasta and vegetables

Pasta and veggies... yummy!

It’s not a very common combination, but if you want to say goodbye to those extra pounds, forget the myth that pasta is fattening. The key is in proper serving sizes.

It’s time to add pasta to your diet. The reason? It helps with good digestion and nutrients are absorbed slowly. If you combine it with vegetables, you’ll be adding fiber. In other words you’ll be controlling any excess glucose and thus preventing weight gain.

Eating it at the beginning of the day is advisable to keep the calories from accumulating in your body.

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Whole grain bread and cheese

Whole grain bread is very healthy

Thanks to all of the fiber and antioxidants in bread, you’ll feel nice and full. It will keep you satisfied for up to 4 hours.

Plus, if you combine these foods to lose weight with cheese, the protein will give you energy and speed up your metabolism.

Fish and rice

Fish and rice

If there’s one food that provides vitamins, protein, and iron all together, it’s fish. However, you can eat and eat without feeling full because of its soft texture.

Thus, it’s a good idea to combine it with rice, preferably brown rice, to help detox your body. The fiber will also help with good digestion.


  • Eat 5 small meals a day.
  • Do some physical activity.
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Avoid soft drinks.
  • Don’t combine more than 2 foods from the same food group.

What combination of foods to lose weight will you start with?

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