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Ask Dr. Mike: Best Foods for Weight Loss

Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.

Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:

I have been struggling with weight loss. I have gained 44 pounds in a year. I have a job that works me 12 hours a day, 60 hours a week. I usually grab what I can to eat because I'm so hungry when I get a chance to eat. Is there a way to try to lose weight with healthy foods that are simple to cook?

Dr. Mike thinks it's great you're looking for healthy options to help you lose weight. At the end of the day, it's going to be the lifestyle choices that have the most affect on your health.

Some of Dr. Mike's healthy food suggestions include: nuts and seeds, seafood, vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, and legumes.

Some of the healthiest vegetables to eat for weight loss are: asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, collard greens, eggplant, kale, leeks, olives, sea vegetables, squash, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, and turnip greens.

As far as the seafood options, cod, salmon, sardines, and fatty tunas are great. For the nuts and seeds: almonds, cashews, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

Beans and legumes: chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, white beans, and navy beans. For grains: barley, buckwheat, rye, millet, and quinoa. Herbs and spices: basil, cilantro, cumin, sage, rosemary, oregano, and turmeric.

If you have a health question or concern, Dr. Mike encourages you to write him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call in, toll-free, to the LIVE radio show (1.844.305.7800) so he can provide you with support and helpful advice.