Nuts like almonds, pecans, pine nuts, and walnuts were once villainized because of their fat content, and shunned as a good food for people trying to lose weight, but recent research has concluded that nuts are the perfect food to help burn fat and keep you full.
The fat they contain is heart-healthy, unsaturated fat.
They are also full of protein, fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium, copper, and antioxidants.
People who add a handful of nuts to their diet every day are also much more likely to stick to a lower calorie diet plan.
4. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate that contains at least 60-85% cacao and low sugar can be a life saver for people trying to lose weight.
Not only does it help to satisfy a sweet craving, but dark chocolate, as an occasional treat, is full of free-radical scavenging antioxidants, as well as three types of healthy fats that are known to promote weight loss: a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, and two saturated fats, palmitic and steric acid.
Scientific research conducted in the Netherlands also found that women who even smelled dark chocolate (but also got to eat it) had reduced ghrelin levels – a hormone that your body produces to tell you to eat more.