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Ready to kiss those hunger pangs goodbye? These foods help you lose weight by tackling cravings before they start and burning calories as you eat them.

Eggs

Since new studies have found that they don’t raise your cholesterol, eggs may be the world’s most perfect food. The yolks contain all the nutrients you need and they keep you full while packing very few calories. That’s not all: a recent study found that women who ate eggs for breakfast every morning ate less for the next 36 hours.

Oatmeal

Not a fan of eggs? Oatmeal is another great breakfast food for weight loss. Oats are super high in good fiber that will keep you feel all morning long and keep you from overeating in the afternoon.

Collard Greens

Grandma had it right. Pair small portions of high fat food with all of the collard greens you can eat. You’ll get full on fewer calories. And recent studies show that filling up on collards actually help you eat less later in the day and burn more fat over time.

Salmon

Oily fish like salmon are full of iodine, which gives your thyroid the fuel it needs to keep your metabolism running in high gear.

Lean Meat

When lean protein makes up at least 30% of your daily calories, you can cut your cravings by 60% and burn 80 to 100 more calories per day.

Potatoes

During the anti-carb craze, potatoes got a bad rap. But they’re actually very nutritious. Calorie for calorie they’ll keep you fuller longer than any other food — if they’re cooked the right way.

The trick is to boil them and let them cool. They’ll form lots of “resistant starch” which not only keeps you full but helps you lose weight.

Black-Eyed Peas

Speaking of resistant starch, black eyed peas (and other legumes) are another great food for keeping you thin and full.

Cottage Cheese

Want dairy without all of the calories? Try cottage cheese. It’s low in calories and great at keeping you full for hours after you eat it. And because it’s so high in calcium it will help you burn fat in the process.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Can’t crush that craving for carbs? Pair it with a salad dressed with oil and apple cider vinegar. Eating apple cider vinegar at the same time as a high-carb meal will help you feel fuller longer and eat less for the rest of the day.

Eat one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day for up to 12 weeks and you could loose an additional two to four pounds.

Nuts

Did you know that people who eat nuts regularly are leaner than people who don’t? Recent studies on these tasty good-fat snacks are discovering that nuts are a weight-loss power house. When eaten in moderation they can improve metabolic health and even help you lose weight.

Rice

Want a great reason to swap pasta for rice? Both white and brown rice are high in resistant starch to keep you full and help you burn calories. Pasta is best at heading straight to your thighs.

Hot Sauce

If you don’t already keep a bottle in your purse, it might be time to start. Hot sauce is high in capsaicin which reduces your appetite and helps you burn fat.

Red Grapefruit

One recent study found that simply eating a red grapefruit half before every meal can shed 4 or more pounds over 12 weeks. That’s because this delicious fruit helps balance out your blood sugar and keeps you fuller longer.

Dark Chocolate

Need chocolate to get you through the next three to five days? Avoid ruining your diet with Hershey and have a few squares of dark chocolate with 70% cacao or more. It will give you an energy boost, satisfy your craving and keep you from bingeing on sugary bars.

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