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10 Foods That Have Almost 0 Calories

10 Foods That Have Almost 0 Calories

Here are 10 of the BEST WEIGHT LOSS FOODS! These foods will help you get rid of that belly fat and get shredded.

Fat-burning foods help you create tasty, weight loss-friendly, meals for a low amount of calories. Find out exactly what foods to eat for cutting and losing weight.

Dieting so that you can burn fat from stubborn areas like your belly, love handles, and hips can be really challenging. That’s because cutting your calories can easily leave you feeling deprived, hungry, and miserable.

But the good news is that there are foods that taste great and can help fill you up for almost 0 calories. Today I want to go over 10 of the best foods that fall under this category.

#1 Shirataki noodles

Shirataki noodles

These are also referred to as konjac noodles or miracle noodles. And they’re called miracle noodles for a reason. These noodles are unique in that they are very filling yet very low in calories.

Just an eight-ounce serving contains only about 20 calories. Meanwhile the same amount of regular pasta could “cost you” as much as 300 calories. On top of that, the calories come in the form of insoluble fiber.

Shirataki noodles calories

When you eat insoluble fiber you take in fewer carb calories, compared to other forms of carbohydrates like soluble fiber, and starches. This is because this type of fiber doesn’t get absorbed entirely.

To be exact, humans only absorb about 1.5 calories per gram of insoluble fiber, compared to the 4 calories per gram that you would absorb if you ate a regular carbohydrate source (full of starch or sugar) instead.

This means that for an eight-ounce serving of shirataki noodles, you effectively only intake 7.5 calories. This effectively makes shirataki noodles one of the best carbohydrates for weight loss and management.

#2 Slim rice

Slim rice

Another carbohydrate that’s similar to shirataki noodles is slim rice, and it can be used as an alternative to it. It only contains about 7 to 9 calories for every 100-gram serving.

Slim rice calories

To put that into perspective, the same amount of brown rice would give you a little over 110 calories. Slim rice is also gluten-free and made from non-GMO konjac flour. This is the same ingredient that’s used in shirataki noodles. But you can eat it in rice form instead, which might be more suitable for certain meals.

And the good news is that the texture and consistency of the product is similar to regular rice. Since most veggies are also very low in calories, it might not be a bad idea to try steaming some vegetables and serving them along with slim rice for an almost calorie-free meal.
#3 Cucumber

Cucumbers are very low in calories and very high in water content, which helps fill you up. Indeed, 97 percent of a cucumber is made up of water and a 100-gram serving of cucumber contains only 15 calories.

This makes adding cucumber to your diet easy, without bumping up your caloric intake by much.

cucumber calories

On top of that, research indicates that cucumbers may help reduce and control blood sugar levels, which can help reduce hunger cravings caused by irregular blood sugar levels. (4) For weight loss purposes you should eat the cucumber unpeeled. That’s because it will increase the amount of fiber, helping you feel fuller, and the skin contains much of the vitamins and minerals.

#4 Watermelon 


This is one of my favorite fruits. And even though watermelon doesn’t have zero calories, it still has very few of them for a typical fruit. It contains only 30 calories per 100 gram (roughly 2/3 of a cup). This makes watermelon an excellent weight-loss-friendly food.

watermelon calories

For example, one study found that if overweight people eat two cups of watermelon daily, they generally end up consuming fewer calories than they would otherwise, causing them to lose fat over time. (1)

On the other hand, if the overweight participants consumed that same number of calories in the form of cookies, they would feel a lot less full, causing them to overeat and gain fat.

This led researchers to the conclusion that eating watermelon daily could help reduce body weight, BMI, and blood pressure. (2)

watermelon research

One big reason why watermelon is excellent for weight loss is that, as the name implies, it contains a lot of water – 92 percent, to be exact.

This high water content causes the stretch receptors in your stomach’s wall to be activated sending signals to your brain indicating that your stomach is full, leading to a reduction in caloric intake.

#5 Lettuce


Another green vegetable that’s made up of 96 percent water is lettuce. There are all different kinds of lettuce, but what they have in common is that they are all very low in calories.

Every 100-gram serving of lettuce only provides an average of 17 calories, making it an excellent food for controlling your appetite and supporting weight loss.

Lettuce calories

Lettuce calories

Now, if you want to select the lettuce variety with the lowest caloric value, you can go for either butterhead lettuce or red leaf lettuce. Both contain only about 13 calories per 100-gram serving.

#6 Celery

Celery is a super low-calorie vegetable that is often used as a snack when dieting. Once again, celery has a very high water content. It’s made up of about 95 percent water and contains only 14 calories per 100 grams.

celery calories

celery calories

Interestingly, aside from assisting with weight loss, it might provide additional benefits for men. For example, one study found that supplementing with celery leaf extract led to an increase in sperm production, which is beneficial for fertility. (5)

On top of that, data indicates that celery might help you control blood pressure, likely because it contains nitrates. (6) This can also help with one of the major side effects of high blood pressure which is erectile dysfunction. (7)

#7 Watercress


Watercress is another great vegetable that can also be thrown into your salad. Just like many of the other vegetables, it’s made up of 95 percent water.

It also contains nitrates, and we’ve already mentioned the benefits that these provide for blood pressure, but dietary nitrates can also help improve exercise performance by relaxing blood vessels and increasing nitric oxide levels.

watercress benefits

This helps improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to muscles. Also, for dieting purposes, it doesn’t hurt that watercress only contains about 11 calories per 100 grams.

#8 Super low-calorie condiments

Next, I want to mention some super low-calorie condiments that’ll add flavor, while helping with fat loss.

Mustard only has 3 calories per packet or per teaspoon. Frank’s Red Hot, or most hot sauce in general, has virtually zero calories. Horseradish sauce only has about 6 calories per tablespoon.

Super low-calorie condiments

Salsa only has 4 calories per tablespoon. Heinz reduced Sugar ketchup only has 1 gram of sugar and 5 calories per tablespoon. Soy sauce contains only 9 calories and about 1-2 grams of protein per tablespoon.

Low-calorie condiments 2

So these are all super low-calorie and flavorful condiments that you can add to your meals.

#9 Kiwi

Moving on to another fruit that’s low in calories and great for fat loss – the kiwi fruit. Each unit will give you on average just 42 calories and out of those calories 2.1 grams are in the form of dietary fiber.

Kiwi calories

Many people experience hunger cravings in the evening. And if you’re on a diet, those cravings might even become so severe that it becomes tough to fall asleep.

#9.1 Tomato

Tomato is a fruit that’s often confused for a vegetable. Tomatoes are also made up of 95 percent water, and even though many people avoid them when dieting, they only contain 18 calories per 100 grams.

Tomato calories

Tomatoes are also one of the best sources of vitamin C and beta carotene, which both support heart health.

They’re also great for your eyes, skin, and immunity, because they are loaded with lycopene as well as a bunch of vitamins including vitamin K, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6.

tomato nutrition

#10  The 20 foods that contain zero calories

  1. Apples
  2. Apricots
  3. Beetroot
  4. Broccoli
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Celery
  7. Watercress
  8. Cucumber
  9. Garlic
  10. Grapefruit
  11. Green beans
  12. Kale
  13. Leeks
  14. Lemons
  15. Lettuce
  16. Onions
  17. Raspberries
  18. Strawberries
  19. Rutabaga
  20. Watermelon

#10.1 Water

Last but not least, water is the best calorie free beverage. Not only does water have 0 calories, but it can help reduce hunger, and assist with weight loss.

Research shows that people that drink water frequently wind up taking in 9% fewer calories on average. 

water and weight loss

One study found that drinking 500 milliliters of water, or about 17 ounces, 30 minutes before breakfast lowered total calorie intake by 13 percent. 

So, try to down a glass of water when eating one or more of the near-calorie-free foods outlined in this post.

Concluding notes

So those are 20 of the best lowest-calorie foods. Now I want to provide an example of how you can put all these foods together to create a full course meal consisting of hardly any calories.

You can start by drinking a glass of water at the beginning of your meal. Then start your meal with the tomato soup recipe provided above.

Next you can create a low-calorie noodle salad by boiling shirataki noodles and a bunch of your favorite low-calorie vegetables (like zucchini, celery, Bok choy, broccoli, or cauliflower) and serve it with a calorie-free Walden Farms dressing.