1. Apples. The skin of
apples contains pectin, an insoluble fiber that serves as nature's own appetite
suppressant. It's also believed that the scent of green apples is an effective
stress reducer so keep a few out on your kitchen counter or at your desk.
Beans. High-fiber beans such as chickpeas, lima beans, and kidney beans
make you feel fuller longer so you eat less and temper those unnatural
3. Dairy. Eating 3 to 4
daily servings of dairy, such as low- or nonfat milk, cheese, and yogurt may
help burn more fat by shifting energy stored in fat cells to working muscles,
according to a recent study. Not only will it help get rid of old fat cells,
but it'll make it easier to keep the weight off for good!
Oatmeal. Try starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal instead of a Krispy
Kreme. The regular, slow-cooking kind is much better for you than the
sweetened, over-processed "instant" type. Oatmeal is a great source of the
essential fatty acid GLA, and it contains a cholesterol-fighting combination of
fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates.
5. Nuts and seeds. These
contain a lot of fat-fighting protein and fiber that will help you lean downas
long as you don't overdo it as they're also high in calories and fat. Filling
an empty Altoids container with raw almonds or walnuts will help with portion
control and give you a healthy and filling snack when you're on the