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Fabulous Fat Fighters for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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As a weight loss winner and loser, I know it's a never, ever ending battle. I constantly feel like a hamster on a wheel thinking I'm getting ahead and then realizing I'm right back where I started. Instead of starving and saying no, I've decided to say yes instead. I'm saying yes to these foods that are proven to shed pounds. Adding these delicious eats to your weekly breakfast, lunch, and dinner rotation will help you shed fat, get healthy, and stay sane.


Coffee: After years of controversy, the verdict is finally in on coffee—drink up! Adding a cup of joe to your morning routine is a great metabolism booster. Regular coffee consumption helps the fight against type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Cottage Cheese: Full of protein and low in calories, cottage cheese is the perfect balanced and filling breakfast addition. Pair a cup of cottage with fruit before a morning workout to keep you energized all day long.

Eggs: Recent evidence has given eggs an eggcellent vote of confidence. Adding protein (and there's few better forms of it than eggs) to your morning can help you burn fat and keep you filled all day long.


Black Beans: Beans, beans, the magical fruit the more you eat, the more you … burn! Yup, the high-fiber content of beans make them a powerful fat fighter. Top a salad with beans or opt for a black bean instead of a beef burger to twiddle your middle.

Olive Oil: Instead of rushing for the ranch, top your salad with a helping of heart-healthy olive oil. Full of antioxidants, a drizzle of olive oil will reduce your body's inflammation and keep you slim and trim.

Portobello Mushrooms: The king of the mushroom family, portobellos are meaty, low cal, low fat, and full of flavor. Add them to your meat dishes, stir-fries, and sandwiches for more protein and less fat and calories.


Garlic: Good for your heart and great for your thighs, adding garlic to your meal is an easy way to shed pounds. The aromatic, powerful flavor of garlic make you feel fuller, eat less, and lose weight.

Quinoa: Quinoa is the little grain that could.

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I actually like beans a lot when made fresh. It is my system that does not tolerate them well. Any hints to combat the gas and bloating from beans. I have tried the extra rinsing and using the baking soda in the soak water.

May 25, 2011 - 9:13pm
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