It doesn't require some "special" foods to loose weight. What matters is the total calories you consume and what your body needs for your weight.
Lets just say your current weight, you have been consuming 2400 calories to be maintaining that weight. If you burnt more calories (exercise) and maintained your same eating habits you will loose weight. Just like money in your bank account: if you spend more than you bring in your account gets smaller.
If you combine exercise with a reduction of calorie intake, the weight loss will be quicker. (Loose your job [not bringing in anything - calorie intake] and keep paying your bills [exercise] and your "savings" [weight] will go down!)
But don't starve yourself! Stopping all your calorie intake will put your body into shock. Then when you do eat, your body will try to store what your bringing in.
What will work is, drop your calorie intake by a few hundred (2400 down to 2100), and exercise some. You will loose weight.
Start reading the nutrition information on your food packaging. Track your current intake. Are you still gaining weight? Are you holding steady? If steady, dropping the cal intake will reduce weight! (If you were gaining, the reduction will slow or stop the gain).
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