Every week a new study comes out that offers the best way to lose weight. Nutritionists will recommend some foods and then later tell dieters they are bad. Weight loss information is everywhere these days, and it's hard to separate fact from fiction. So what do dieters need to eat when they want to lose weight, and what are the latest trends that will help them find the right information?

Food trends on Instagram

The popular photo sharing site Instagram is a hub for the latest weight loss food trends. Women's Health Mag reported there are currently eight food weight loss trends making the rounds.

The magazine said that the reason Instagram may be so popular is that it is a gathering place for beautiful food. Putting effort into how food looks may be one key to losing weight. When a dieter looks at photos of beautiful vegetables or artful smoothie bowls, it may actually help with losing weight because then the dieter craves those healthy foods. It's important to understand though which weight loss food trends are actually healthy.

One of the latest trends is Blue Majik. It is a form of blue-green algae that contains plant based protein that tastes like fish. It can be added to recipes to give it a protein boost. However, science doesn't back up the claim. Other trends include mermaid toast, which looks really pretty, but it won't help with weight loss.

Energy balls can help with weight loss as long as they aren't high in sugar or calories, and when the right ingredients are used, they are nutrient dense. Smoothie bowls allow dieters to add nutrient-dense foods like fruits and vegetables to their diets. Chia jars allow dieters to create a pudding of Chia seeds and fruit that is high in fiber.

It is important to use caution though. Two tablespoons of Chia seeds contains 150 calories and the calories add up quickly.

Weight loss tips that work

QZ reported that one food trend tricks dieters into thinking that fruit is bad for weight loss. Samantha Rigoli, founder of Healthy to the Core, and a registered dietician said not to believe the hype.

Although fruit is high in sugar and fiber, the sugars are natural, and fruit is a nutrient dense food. Although fruit is high in fructose, it comes wrapped in healthy fiber, which means it is slowly absorbed into the blood stream. For those who are concerned with the glycemic level of fruit, they should consult the glycemic index.

Woman's World reported several dieting tips that may help dieters with weight loss. Dieters may double their weight loss by getting adequate amounts of Vitamin D. Researchers at Boston University said that it only takes 20 minutes a day without sunscreen to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D. The vitamin helps push dietary fats into muscle cells where it's burned as energy.

Water has also been shown to help with weight loss, and dozens of studies prove it. University of Utah researchers discovered that it increases metabolism. A City of New York University study showed that less exercise actually improved weight loss results for women who were sedentary and began walking 30 minutes a day. It burned about 200 calories, and they lost weight 33 percent more quickly.

In another study in the British Journal of Medicine, berries were shown to steady blood sugar while a study at Indiana University showed that eating 18 ounces of fish each week helped dieters lose weight. One study showed that fasting glucose influences how easy it is to lose weight so it's important to watch blood sugar when dieting. In another study, an ingredient in Tequila was shown to help with dieters lose weight.