4. Salmon:


This fish can keep you full for hours without that gnawing hungry feeling later on. Plus, it has tons of nutrients and fewer calories than other fish, so you don’t have to worry about jumping on the scale afterwards. Salmon contains good levels of iodine, which is necessary for the proper function of your thyroid, as well as your metabolism. It also has lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation and obesity.

5. Eggs:


There has been a misconception that eating only egg whites is best, but go ahead and eat the whole thing. It tastes better, and half the protein is found in the yolk. Proteins like those found in eggs yolks stimulate the release of the hormone glucagon that aids in fat burning and actually fights off belly fat. “The egg yolk has vitamin E in it, plus will help keep you fuller longer,” says Kotsopoulos. Prep for the week by boiling half a carton of eggs to keep on hand for easy snacking.

6. Dates:


If the candy bowl is tempting you, try eating a few dates instead. You’ll still enjoy a sweet, chewy snack, but you’ll also load up on fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium—all of which can increase energy and balance sodium levels, Inge says. “Just be sure to stick to only a couple of dates, as dried fruit is a more concentrated source of calories.”

7. Avocado:


This creamy fruit is full of fiber and protein to keep you full, while the healthy monounsaturated fats work to curb hunger, making them a perfect snack on their own or topping for a sandwich or salad. Want to shrink your waist? The monounsaturated-rich oil pressed from the fruit can ward off free radicals from slowing the metabolism.

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