Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we’re not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods that research has actually linked to speedier weight loss. Add them to your grocery list, and get ready to see the pounds drop.
Hummus People who regularly eat this chickpea dip have, on average, eight percent smaller waistlines than those who don’t. Why? It’s packed with satiating fiber and protein.
Oat Bran Eating oat bran in the a.m. can help curb your hunger. Just like with hummus, the fiber in oat bran plays a major role.
Tea Calling all tea lovers! The catechins and caffeine in this superdrink may help your body oxidize fat faster.
Prunes People who eat a handful of the fruit daily lost weight faster than people who didn’t. The reason? Surprise, surprise: fiber!
Avocado Pack yourself half an avocado as part of your lunch, and you’ll feel full until dinner rolls around. The fiber, potassium, and healthy fats in the green stuff may curb your cravings so that you skip afternoon trips to the vending machine.
Peanuts or Peanut Butter Adding either of these to your breakfast can help keep your cravings in check for up to 12 hours. Why? Peanut and peanut butter eaters in the experiment had higher levels of the hormone peptide YY, which makes you feel full after eating. Limit yourself to two tablespoons of peanut butter or an ounce of peanuts with your breakfast—the nutty goodness is also fairly caloric.