Advertisement

Can combining certain foods help me lose weight?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
No specific foods, when eaten together, have been shown to trigger weight loss. Some diets claim that combining certain foods, or eating only certain foods at certain times, can boost weight loss, but research has shown no benefit to this approach. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to follow a balanced diet based on foods that supply protein, carbohydrates and fat, in modest portions.

Continue Learning about Nutrition and Weight Loss

6 Ways to Eat More and Weigh Less
6 Ways to Eat More and Weigh Less
Everyone who has ever tried to lose weight is on a first-name basis with lettuce. But who isn't bored silly by a bowl of greens with some diced chicke...
Read More
Can eating less meat help with weight loss?
Judy CaplanJudy Caplan
It depends on what you substitute for the meat. Some meats are high in fat. Substituting chicken, tu...
More Answers
6 Simple Healthy Eating Tricks for Losing Weight
6 Simple Healthy Eating Tricks for Losing Weight6 Simple Healthy Eating Tricks for Losing Weight6 Simple Healthy Eating Tricks for Losing Weight6 Simple Healthy Eating Tricks for Losing Weight
Shed pounds without ever having to break a sweat.
Start Slideshow
What Are Some Healthy Alternatives for Sweets During the Holidays?
What Are Some Healthy Alternatives for Sweets During the Holidays?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.