Salmon. Lean sources of protein help you feel full without adding fat. Salmon, a leaner choice than red meat, is chock-full of MUFAs. A 2001 study found that dieters ea!ng a MUFA-rich diet lost an average of 9 pounds, while their low-fat diet counterparts gained, on average, 6.
Brown rice is a hear!er, fibre-packed alternative to less-than-super white rice. It’s a low-energy density food, meaning it’s heavy and filling but low in calories.
Almonds are rich in healthy fats that help you slim down. In one study, the addition of a daily helping of almonds to a low-cal diet increased weight loss in comparison to people who followed the same diet but swapped almonds for a carb-heavy snack like crackers.
Green tea hydrates like water, which can help fill you up and shed pounds. Plus, the anti-oxidants in green tea will up your fat burn and calorie burn. One study found that five cups a day could help you lose twice as much weight, most of it around your middle.
Bananas are a slimming superfood. A slightly green, medium-size banana will fill you up and boost your metabolism with its 12.5 grams of resistant starch. Even a ripe banana s!ll ranks high on the list of foods containing RS, with almost 5 grams.
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! A nibble of dark chocolate here and there can slow down digestion so you feel full for longer and eat less at your next meal. Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs; studies show eating a diet high in these healthy fats can rev your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers.
Chickpeas pack more than 2 grams of resistant starch per half-cup serving. They’re also a great source of fibre, protein, and healthy fats.