To drop pounds and maintain weight loss, you have to focus on foods that fill you up, and keep you that way until your next meal or snack. The best ones are packed with protein, fiber and essential nutrients, says Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, a Manhattan nutritionist and creator of The F-Factor Diet, who provided the tips here.
“Raspberries top the berry list with eight grams of fiber and only 60 calories per one cup serving,” says Zuckerbrot. “Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are strong runners up. Not only does all that fiber make berries super-filling, it also helps absorb excess fat and calories in the stomach and quickly eliminates them before they lead to weight gain. Toss some on your cereal, mix with plain non-fat Greek yogurt, blend with your favorite smoothie, or enjoy them all on their own.”