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9 Foods That Will Keep You Trim

If you are trying to lose weight, avoid the frozen, prepared, and often expensive “diet” meals and instead hit the produce, grain and fish sections of the grocery store. These superfoods are not just filling, they can help you manage your weight and offer numerous health benefits as well. 


Buckwheat pasta 

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Unlike regular white-flour pasta, buckwheat is high in fiber and contains protein, making it more satiating, so you eat less. Try soba noodles in place of spaghetti. 



Steel-cut oats 
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An excellent source of fiber, eating steel-cut oats is a good way to fill up without a lot of calories.


Apples 

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As we've said in a previous post, apples are a calorie-efficient way to curb hunger, apples contain antioxidants that may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by excess belly fat. 

Kale

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The dark, leafy green provides fiber, iron and calcium – and at about 35 calories per cup (raw and chopped), it is a low-calorie way to fill up. Choose organic when possible. 


Blueberries

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A good source of antioxidants, blueberries have over 3.5 grams of fiber per cup, which can help to fill you up and keep your digestive system running smoothly.   


Lentils

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High in protein, lentils can help prevent spikes in insulin levels that can cause your body to store excess fat.



Olive oil and avocados 

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Both of these contain heart healthy monounsaturated fats. Many people find that increasing their intake of healthy fats makes them feel fuller while keeping insulin – which helps conduct fat into the cells for storage – low and steady. 


Wild Alaskan Salmon 

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An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can help improve insulin sensitivity, which helps build muscle; the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns. Sardines are another good omega-3 and protein-rich source. In addition, it is one of the richest sources of Triptopan known to man. Triptopan is the material that the body makes into serotonin, that is responsible for many functions in the body, including the feeling of well being and happiness.

Quinoa  

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A healthy alternative to white rice, quinoa can help curb hunger via its fiber and protein content. 

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