Natural Ways to Lose Weight

Food can help you to lose weight instead of gain weight. Here’s how you lose fat by eating right.

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1. Pistachios

These nuts are the perfect snack for the weight-conscious because they’re high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Don’t be fooled by the “fat” label, the fat in pistachios is unsaturated fat, the brain- and heart-healthy type.

Calorie counts are misleading too; not all calories are created equal. While shelled pistachios are more convenient, the longer amount of time required to shell them yourself makes the snack more satisfying.

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2. Mushrooms        

The rich, meaty taste and texture makes them an ideal meat substitute, and cutting out at least some of the meat in your diet can be a powerful weight loss strategy. Substituting mushrooms for meat in one meal a day results in a significant weight loss.

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3. Yogurt

Scientists don’t know yet why yogurt seems so consistently linked with thinness, but are looking into the possibility that the healthy gut flora promoted by yogurt’s beneficial probiotics may play a role. (It’s also possible, though, that yogurt simply tends to be a staple of the diets of health-conscious people.)

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4. Oat Bran

Oat bran is a key element in the Dukan diet popularized by Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lopez and others over the past year. In the UK and Europe, where this diet is a high-profile trend, people carry oat bran around with them to meet the terms with the diet’s very exact requirement of 3 tablespoons a day. The Dukan Diet has even branded its own oat bran and oat bran bars. Oat bran has been simple for continental dieters to adopt because oat bran bars have been in the purses of dieting French women for decades. Oat bran is very high in fiber, so it makes you feel full and aids in speedy abolition of the urge to eat. Oat bran, like oats themselves, also absorbs fats, which is why it’s recommended by doctors to lower cholesterol.

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5. Olive Oil

Olive oil is monounsaturated, making it a healthy part of the continually recommended Mediterranean diet. But more particularly because according to research at the University of Irvine,  the oleic acid in olive oil is altered in the small intestine into a compound called OEA (full name oleoylethanolamide) that appeases hunger and controls appetite by sending signals to your brain telling it you’re full.

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