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Diet Recipes For Weight Loss

(Salads, Healthy Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Fat Free Recipes, Sugar Free Recipes)

What is Diet??   The dictionary defines diet as “a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or for medical reasons”.

Diet restrictions for medical reason is a whole different topic to discuss. I have shared many restricted diets like veganism, sattvic diet, rawism etc.

In this page, I would like to concentrate on Diet for Losing Weight. It simply means changing an individual’s food intake over a period of time like 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or 1 year. It is commonly referred to as going on a diet.  Losing weight is very important for overweight and obese people in order to reduce the risk of heart problems. Moreover, maintaining a good BMI makes you feel good about yourself and more energetic.

Shedding some extra weight is often a very challenging task for many. It requires some determination and will power. There are many who have attempted but only few come out successful. Each of these successful weigh losers will have their own experience. Here, I would like to share some tips and food that will promote weight loss to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Disclaimer: All the information provided here is based on my personal experience in dieting and weight loss. If you have some chronic conditions or if you plan to go on a very strict diet program, please talk to your doctor or dietician before you start.

My husband was able to successfully reduce 15 kgs over a period of 6 months. His target was to reduce ½ kg per week. So below are the tips and tricks that we followed.

10 Secret Tips For Weight Loss That We Followed

  1. Before starting to diet, a crucial thing to remember is that while dieting you have to eat a nutritious and balanced diet. It simply means that no matter how much less food you consume in a day, it must contain food from all the food groups – whole grains, proteins, vegetables and fruits and dairy in the right proportion.
  2. Dieting does not have to be boring. You can choose any regular food that you enjoy eating and make it healthier. For e.g: If you enjoy dosas, try to make dosa with healthier ingredients like oats or ragi.
  3. Portion Control is the secret. Irrespective of the food you choose, have a strict control over the portion you eat.
  4. Try to restrict your calorie intake to 1200-1500 calories per day.  I would recommend eating 3 meals of about 300-400 calories each and enjoy 3 mid meal healthy snack around 100 calories each. There are many online tools to help track the calorie count of the food you take.
  5. Once a week, enjoy a meal of whatever you fancy throughout the week. This will reduce your craving as well as speed up your body metabolism.
  6. Keep yourself mind busy with some work to stop it from thinking about food. The busier you are, the less likely you are to crave for food.
  7. Dieting is recommended along with exercise of some form in order to reduce body weight. It is good to work out for 30 minutes to 1 hour in a day. This should include some walking and some moderate exercises.
  8. Never skip breakfast. It is one important meal that in fact helps in weight loss. Also, eat your dinner light and early enough. Try to finish dinner no later than 8 pm.
  9. Avoid fatty, oily and sugary foods as much as possible. Also avoid processed food. Instead, try to include more of low calorie and low carbohydrate food. Also, include lot of healthy snacks like fruits, buttermilk, salads, etc. Always have these healthy snacks on hand easily available so that you don’t end up eating junk.
  10. Invest in a weighing machine. Checking your weight every day will surely motivate you and will also help you to plan out your meals.

Our Average Weekday Meal During Dieting Includes The Following Menu

  • Early Morning - A cup of milk without sugar
  • Breakfast – 2 Dosas or 2 Rotis or 2 Bread slices with some side dish or omelette.
  • Mid-Morning – 1 cup of any fruit or 1 cup of buttermilk or coffee
  • Lunch – 1 cup Rice or 3 Chapattis or a sandwich with 1 cup of Vegetables and some protein like chicken, fish, soya or mushroom.
  • Evening Snack – Tea with ½ cup of snacks
  • Dinner – Soup or Salad or Pasta or 2 of any Roti varieties
  • On Sundays, we indulge in whatever we love and do not bother much about the calorie count.

List Of Diet Food

Here are some recipes mostly Indian and some International that can be helpful to make your dieting interesting with more varieties. Most of the recipes are dishes with high fiber content and low in calories. Try these healthy diet recipes and be successful in reducing your extra weight.

1. Low Fat Diet Recipes


Pumpkin Soup Pumpkin Soup Chicken Noodles Soup Chicken Noodles Soup Fenugreek Sprouts Soup Fenugreek Sprouts Soup Minestrone Soup Minestrone Soup
Oats Soup Oats Soup Lentil Soup Lentil Soup Neem Flower Rasam (Veepam Poo Rasam) Neem Flower Soup Broccoli Soup Broccoli Soup
See more soup varieties...

Other Low-Fat Recipes

Baked Corn Vadai Baked Corn Vadai Khaman Dhokla Khaman Dhokla Broccoli Paratha Broccoli Paratha Ragi Dosai Idli Ragi Dosai Idli
Oats Idli Dosa Oats Idli Dosa Ragi Idiyappam Ragi Idiyappam Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait Asparagus Stir Fry Asparagus Stir Fry
Ragi Biscuit Ragi Biscuit Beetroot Pomegranate Juice Beetroot Pomegranate Juice Aapam without coconut Aapam without coconut Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen) Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen)
Wheat Berry Parfait Wheat Berry Parfait

2. Low Carbohydrate Diet Recipes (Proteins,Salads,.. etc)


Avocado Salad Avocado Salad Yellow Squash Raita Yellow Squash Raita Cabbage Salad
Cabbage Salad
Fresh Fig Salad Fresh Fig Salad
See more salad recipes...

Other Low-Carb Recipes

Microwave Garlic Broccoli Microwave Garlic Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Broccoli Mezhukkupuratti Broccoli Mezhukkupuratti Chicken And Vegetable Saute Chicken And Vegetable Saute
Whole Roasted Chicken Whole Roasted Chicken Chicken Tikka Chicken Tikka Chinese Flavoured Fish Roast Chinese Flavoured Fish Roast Scallion Chicken Scallion Chicken
Chicken Bartha Chicken Bartha Lemon Pepper Chicken Lemon Pepper Chicken Italian Baked Chicken Italian Baked Chicken Pan Fried Chicken Pan Fried Chicken
Fish Cutlet Fish Cutlet Baked Fish Baked Fish Pan Seared Chicken Pan Seared Chicken Indian Style Omelette Indian Style Omelette
Chicken Tikka Kabab Chicken Tikka Kabab

3. High Fiber Diet Recipes (Millets, Oats, Brown rice, Quinoa, Wheat etc)


Ragi Roti Ragi Roti Ragi Dosai Idli Ragi Dosai Idli Ragi Idiyappam Ragi Idiyappam Ragi Biscuit Ragi Biscuit
Little Millet Rice - Samai Sadam Little Millet Rice (Samai Rice) Little Millet Curd Rice Little Millet Curd Rice Kambu Dosa Kambu Dosai (Pearl Millet Dosa) Pearl Millet Poridge Kambu Koozh (Pearl Millet Poridge)
See more millet recipes...


Oats Soup Oats Soup Oats Idli Dosa Oats Idli Dosa Oats Kozhukattai Oats Kozhukattai Oats Bisi Bele Bath Oats Bisi Bele Bath
See more oats recipes...

Other High Fiber Recipes

Whole grain Adai Whole grain Adai Phulka Chappatti/ Phulka/ Roti Pesarattu Pesarattu Indian Style Pasta Indian Style Pasta
Grits Kichadi Grits/Rava Kichadi Rava Idli Rava Idli Kambu Choru Kambu Choru Bajra Bhakri Bajra Bhakri
Kambu Koozh Kambu Koozh Quinoa Pilaf Quinoa Pilaf Quinoa Soup Quinoa Soup Chana Masala Sundal Chana Masala Sundal
Banana Stem Juice Banana Stem Juice Banana Stem Mor Kootu Banana Stem Mor Kootu

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Person priyanshu sharma   (May 20, 2016)
Hi i'm 23 year old and my weight 75 kg . so plz help me to loss weight as fast as possible . i wanna loss 20 kg . plz guide me. my daily routine is very busy. eat 2 roti in whole day and drink early morning karela juice ....plz help me.
Person sharmila   (May 7, 2016)
Hi, i'm 16 years old , Malaysian and my weight is 62 kg.So pls help me to loss weight as fast as possible . i wanna loss 10 - 15 kg . pls guide me ....
Person Sana   (April 15, 2016)
Wat mean sir team admin?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 16, 2016)
Simple Indian Recipes Team
Person Sana   (April 15, 2016)
I m sana i want to lose weight as fast as possble..pls hlp me to lose eeight i m age 13 i want to lose 15? 20 kgs plesse guide meh
Person Sana   (April 15, 2016)
Hey i m 13 year old...i m south indian and i eat both veg and non veg and my weight in 65 kgs..please help me to lose weight...i hav to lose 10 to 20 kgs as fast as ppssible..pls guide me....
Person Ambee J   (March 21, 2016)
Living a healthy lifestyle is the best option you could do to yourself and your family.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 23, 2016)
Person Sumeet Rathor   (March 18, 2016)
Hi...I m 25 yrs old, my height is 5'11 and weight 85kg. I want to reduce by 15-20 kg... Please guide me.
Person Muzhumathi   (April 27, 2016)
Morning in empty stomach have one glass of Luke warm water with have lemon andvtwo teaspoon honey. Then go for walking about 30 mins.after that ve two idli or ragi dosa or Samba wheat upma, drink 5 ltr water daily, one cup of ricevwith chapati and veg daily, add more channa in food eve have green tea, 7o'clock ve your dinner with chapati or ragi or onli fruits.
Person Muzhumathi   (April 27, 2016)
Morning in empty stomach have one glass of Luke warm water with have lemon andvtwo teaspoon honey. Then go for walking about 30 mins.after that ve two idli or ragi dosa or Samba wheat upma, drink 5 ltr water daily, one cup of ricevwith chapati and veg daily, add more channa in food eve have green tea, 7o'clock ve your dinner with chapati or ragi or onli fruits.
Person JOY   (February 4, 2016)
Im eugine.. im 5.8 and 92 kg. I wanna lose my weight. Whats tge best exercises and diet to do it soon
Person sanjeev kumar   (January 8, 2016)
Hii l am sanjeev kumar my age 26 and my weight is 82 kg .I want to 15 kg weight loss at the earlist.please give me instruction for said purpose.Immedaitaly.
Person sanket u j nanded   (January 14, 2016)
Call me 9421893941 I also loss my 32 kg weight if u want like that then Cal l me and now my weight 63 kg
Person rajeev   (May 1, 2016)
hiii sanket my self rajiv can I cal u
Person vemulamadhu   (December 25, 2015)
thank u for sharing all recipes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 28, 2015)
Its my pleasure.
Person Anand Mishra StarInfranet CEO   (November 28, 2015)
i really love the quality of food you offered thanku
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
Thank you.
Person teena   (November 19, 2015)
Hi..iam Teena I'm 23years old my height 5.5my weight is can I loss my weight please give me advise what I have to do
Person Aravindvijay   (November 22, 2015)
Hi,u just follow the walking daily and than control ur food this progress is must follow u feel the difference in 15 days
Person Ricky   (December 2, 2015)
Hey Tina Its Ricky from Melbourne .I was 130kg in the month of june now I've lost 45 kg in past couple or three months .Just drink a lot of water and start your day with asian green tea no milk and no sugar in't.
Person Aswani   (November 6, 2015)
I am too short and fat my belly and thigs are huge i unable to walk some height is 4'8,and my weight is 58 kilos.i do more of diet everyday for 2months then i stop' after that i become too fat 60kgs.please tell me some tips for weight loss.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 8, 2015)
Hi Aswani, It is very important to maintain a fit body. Whenever you follow a diet plan, always include some of your favorite dishes so that you will not have cravings. Just limit your food portion and combine with regular exercise. Make a note of how much you loose and set a target. You will surely achieve your goal.
Person theQueensQuinoa   (October 10, 2015)
Quinoa Soup:-


Quinoa – 1/2 cup, washed and drained
Onion – 1 small, chopped
Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups( tomatoes, beans , carrots, peas, cabbage, zucchini, mushroom )
Green Chilies – to taste, slit
Broth/Stock/water – 4 cups
Salt – to taste
Black Pepper – to taste
Cilantro (Coriander) – for garnishing, finely chopped
Lime Juice – to taste for garnishing


1. Place washed Quinoa, Onions, Mixed Vegetables, Green Chilies, Broth and Salt in a pressure cooker.
2. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle and switch off stove.
3. Once pressure is gone from the cooker, open lid and add Cilantro, Black Pepper and Lime Juice to taste.
4. Serve hot.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 13, 2015)
Thanks for sharing your recipe. It will be useful for many.
Person srikutty   (October 4, 2015)
Hi.. I am srikutty.. I am engaged.. I am weighing 54.. my age is 23... I am engaged. .. I want to lose 4 kg weight as soon as possible. I am getting married in December. I drink green tea too. Please suggest a diet for me. I am a strict Brahmin south Indian vegetarian.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 5, 2015)
Hi Srikutty,
Eat healthy well balanced food everyday. Just reduce the portion of carbohydrates like rice, roti etc. Measure and eat 1 cup of rice and eat plenty of vegetables to fill your stomach. For dinner, eat a light meal before 7 pm. Eat fresh fruits as snacks. Drink buttermilk and plenty of water. Only then you will look fresh. Combine these with 1 hour of exercise and you will surely loose a few pounds by December.
Person Rohini   (September 30, 2015)
I am a 28 year old women , married for 3 years now. My height is 155 cm and weight of 75 kg.I am very particular about food and with the help of app, i ll try to record and monitor my food intake.My diet chart is as follows
1 glass of warm water with lemon & honey before i ll go for a walk. I walk about 30-45 min everyday
Oats for breakfast, and at 11 i ll have a green tea at 1 :30 i ll have a lunch of 2 rotis with any subzi, at 4 again i ll have 1 bowl of cucumber with green tea. And dinner very less amount of food. Ex: small katori of upma/ poha/2 roti's.

My weight is not been reducing a bit also, i even check thyroide, but No problem with that. My thigh's are pretty big, with hip and tummy fat. Please suggest what else can be done for this. I am really Worried. Really appreciate for your help and support. Thanks much!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 5, 2015)
Hi Rohini,
Drink plenty of water. Please avoid any kinds of snacks in between. For dinner, I would suggest to omit the carbohydrate content and eat a bowl of some salad. If you still have problems loosing weight, do consult a dietitian.

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