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The 20 Most Weight-Loss-Friendly Foods on The Planet (6-10)

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6. Boiled Potatoes

White potatoes seem to have fallen out of favor for some reason.

However, they have several properties that make them a perfect food — both for weight loss and optimal health.

They contain an incredibly diverse range of nutrients — a little bit of almost everything you need.

There have even been accounts of people living on nothing but potatoes alone for extended periods of time.

They’re particularly high in potassium, a nutrient that most people don't get enough of and that plays an important role in blood pressure control.

On a scale called the Satiety Index, which measures how filling different foods are, white, boiled potatoes scored the highest of all the foods tested.

What this means is that by eating white, boiled potatoes, you will naturally feel full and eat less of other foods.

If you allow potatoes to cool for a while after boiling, they will form high amounts of resistant starch, a fiber-like substance that has been shown to have various health benefits, including weight loss.

Sweet potatoes, turnips and other root vegetables are also excellent.

SUMMARY
Boiled potatoes are among the most filling foods. They’re particularly good at reducing your appetite, potentially suppressing your food intake later in the day.

7. Tuna

Tuna is another low-calorie, high-protein food.

It’s lean fish, meaning it’s low in fat.

Tuna is popular among bodybuilders and fitness models who’re on a cut, as it's a great way to increase protein intake while keeping total calories and fat low.

If you're trying to emphasize protein intake, make sure to choose tuna canned in water, not oil.

SUMMARY
Tuna is an excellent, lean source of high-quality protein. Replacing other macronutrients, such as carbs or fat, with protein is an effective weight loss strategy on a calorie-restricted diet.

8. Beans and Legumes

Some beans and other legumes can be beneficial for weight loss.

This includes lentils, black beans, kidney beans and some others.

These foods tend to be high in protein and fiber, which are two nutrients that have been shown to lead to satiety.

They also tend to contain some resistant starch.

The main problem is that a lot of people have difficulties tolerating legumes. For this reason, it’s important to prepare them properly.

SUMMARY
Beans and legumes are a good addition to your weight loss diet. They’re both high in protein and fiber, contributing to feelings of fullness and a lower calorie intake.

9. Soups

As mentioned above, meals and diets with a low energy density tend to make people eat fewer calories.

Most foods with a low energy density are those that contain lots of water, such as vegetables and fruits.

But you can also just add water to your food, making a soup.

Some studies have shown that eating the exact same food turned into a soup rather than as solid food, makes people feel more satiated and eat significantly fewer calories.

Just make sure not to add too much fat to your soup, such as cream or coconut milk, as this can significantly increase its calorie content.

SUMMARY
Soups can be an effective part of a weight loss diet. Their high water content makes them very filling. However, try to avoid creamy or oily soups.

10. Cottage Cheese

Dairy products tend to be high in protein.

One of the best ones is cottage cheese, which — calorie for calorie — is mostly protein with very few carbs and little fat.

Eating cottage cheese is a great way to boost your protein intake. It’s also very satiating, making you feel full with a relatively low number of calories.

Dairy products are also high in calcium, which may aid fat burning.

Other low-fat, high-protein dairy products include Greek yogurt and skyr.

SUMMARY
Eating lean dairy products, such as cottage cheese, is one of the best ways to get more protein without significantly increasing your calorie intake.

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