How to Choose Healthy Foods That Help You Lose Weight

Choose one of these healthy foods to help you shed those unwanted pounds.

You will need:

Raw veggies
Beans
Peas
Raisins
Dried or frozen fruit
Green tea
Cinnamon
Wheat germ

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Step1

Save calories by adding raw veggies and dried fruit to salads instead of croutons, cheese and bacon bits. Try fillers like beans, peas, raisins, and any other veggies you’d like. Use a low-fat or fat-free dressing to replace ones that are high in fat.

Step 2

Eat dried fruit, such as mango, papaya, or dates in place of a sweet piece of candy.

Step 3

Sip on green tea. The antioxidants in the tea help burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Green tea also lowers your cholesterol.

Step 4

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Sprinkle a little cinnamon on your coffee, fruit, whole-grain toast, or oatmeal to help control your blood sugar. Studies show that 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower cholesterol, blood sugar, and triglyceride levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Step 5

Prepare a banana-fruit smoothie by blending blueberries, a banana, wheat germ, and water in a blender for 30 seconds. Full of antioxidants, this homemade treat has fewer calories than a canned or store-bought smoothie.

Step 6

Satisfy your sweet tooth by snacking on frozen blueberries, grapes, or bananas. Try this instead of ice cream or candy when you get a sweet craving. Train yourself to reach for something tasty and healthy, and it’ll soon be second nature.