Top five foods most associated with weight loss

January 23, 2013

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But if you’re still waiting to see results after making a New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds, your diet may be what’s dragging you down. Here are some superfoods to incorporate into your diet regimen to help you slim down:

According to Health magazine, oats are a great source of fiber and just a half a cup has almost five grams of healthy carbs that boost your metabolism. Instead of a calorie-packed pastry in the morning, start off your day with oatmeal, which has the fiber to keep you full all morning. But be careful to stay away from oatmeal that is artificially flavored and packed with sugar. Instead opt for plain oatmeal and add some fruit on top for extra flavoring and antioxidants.

An apple a day can keep the doctor away … and the pounds! Snacking on an apple before a meal can help curb your hunger and prevent you from eating more portions than you realize. Self said the fiber in apples, about four to five grams, is what helps fill you up. Try an apple plain or pair it with peanut butter for a delicious, protein-packed snack.

Some people are afraid of avocados because they’re filled with fat. But what some may not know, is that avocados contain good fat that your body needs. In fact, Health magazine said that this superfood is packed with monounsaturated fats that can actually tame your hunger. This versatile food can be incorporated into almost any meal. Add some slices of avocado for flavorful and healthy tacos, sandwiches and wraps.

Good news for coffee addicts, a cup of joe has the caffeine to raise your resting metabolic rate by about 15 percent, according to Self magazine. This ends up being about 30 to 50 calories lost per day. Believe us – those numbers can add up!

This lean fish is a superfood when it comes to losing weight. It’s full of omega-3s and extremely low in fat. Pair some salmon with brown rice and vegetables and you’ve got a quick, healthy meal to chow down on. According to Health magazine, it’s a leaner choice than red meat!