When it comes to weight loss, diet plays a bigger role than you might imagine. Instead of relying on processed low-calorie foods that don't satisfy your appetite — or taste buds — let these seasonal (delicious) eats support your goals. Load up on these healthy foods the next time you're at the grocery store or farmers market and start seeing results.
For being so small, pomegranates are surprisingly high in fiber — one of the most important nutrients for sustainable weight loss. Since high-fiber foods keep your body satisfied for longer, you'll be less likely to overeat if you're full. Snacking on pomegranate arils on their own is a healthy and refreshing treat, but there are plenty of other tasty recipes starring pomegranates to enjoy.
Offering six grams per medium-sized fruit, pears help you fill up on fiber, preventing a bloated belly and keeping your digestion regular.
You might only cook down cranberries for their sticky, sweet sauce at Thanksgiving, but cranberries are a healthy source of ursolic acid, a substance that has been shown to aid in burning fat.
Just one large apple offers 5.5 grams of fiber! Apples are high in pectin — a fiber that’s especially filling, so snack on them all season long for weight-loss success.
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