Foods for weight loss are today's marketing frenzy. Everyone sees to want to lose weight and find a diet plan that will work for them. They turn to the net and type in something like "free diet meal plans" to get some ideas. They are then bombarded with many NOT-free diet plans, low calorie food advertising, and other types of marketing ploys such as diet e-books. It is no wonder that many just give up and return to their old habits of eating.
DO NOT hang-up. This is the beginning of your weight loss strategy and it is a smart move to make. But do not get hung up with analysis paralysis and a feeling of being overwhelmed on where to start. Just start, even without reading very much. Begin by making a plan that fits your lifestyle and personality:
1. For some, a good place to start may be the library with just one or two good books by approved authors.
2. For others, it may be replacing one bad food habit with one good habit like beginning to eat breakfast everyday that has some lean protein and fiber. Or a snack in the afternoon that will stave on unhealthy or fattening munchies.
3. And for others still, it may be becoming part of an online group offered by such places as Sparkpeople.com. Support by others can be a big push forward for many.
All of these above points are ways to start losing weight for free. Diet meal plans do not have to cost you any money, they will just cost you some time, dedication, and education. Once you begin finding the information that will drive you forward you will have a better understanding on what the best foods for weight loss are too.
For example, some foods may be considered a weight loss food, but may trigger you to oveat without realizing it. Many low-cal and low-fat foods marketed for weight loss will do just that: trigger you to eat more because you are either not full yet or because they "woke" up your sensitivity to sweets or snacking.
The best advice I have if you are not looking to invest into an actual diet plan right now is to create your own meal plans that incorporated the most nutritionally lean weight loss foods you can. At the same time, take notice of what triggers you to eat and why and when these triggers happen. It is the best step forward you can take for weight loss.