What to Eat When You're Trying to Lose Weight

Do you know what to eat when you're trying to lose weight? Many dieters eat "healthy" foods. That's not a bad thing. But many times, foods that have healthy ingredients are full of fat and calories, so they are not necessarily good foods for weight loss.  Use this guide to find out which foods to eat and which ones to avoid when you're serious about losing weight.

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Smart dieters have a secret. They don't eat all of those trendy foods that you hear celebrities talk about. They eat real food. They eat normal food that you can easily find in your grocery store. Check this list - or take it with you to the grocery store - and fill your cart with foods that will help you slim down faster. 

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Do you want to lose weight without getting hungry all the time? You'll be able to manage cravings better if you eat foods with more fiber. On this list you'll find delicious foods like pears, whole wheat crackers and other yummy munchies. Print out the list and take it with you to the grocery store to find the best low calorie foods that will help keep your hunger at bay.

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Nutritious foods are always the best choice when you're trying to slim down. But sometimes you want more than fresh fruits and veggies. If you're like most dieters, you crave comfort foods like pasta, chocolate and other diet no-nos. But diet expert Mandy Levy has learned how to keep those foods in your line-up and still get the weight loss results you want. Check this list for the best convenient, packaged comfort foods that will help you slim down.

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You might be surprised to see which fast food meals are low in calories and which are not. Before you hit the drive through, make sure you check this guide to see complete meals to eat and meals to avoid at all of your favorite restaurants. Every restaurant you can think of is on this list.

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Don't grab the wrong snack bar! Some of those "healthy" bars have more calories than a candy bar. Just because a bar has an appealing label or nutritious ingredients doesn't mean that it is necessarily the best bar for your weight loss plan. Scan this list of good and bad bars for weight loss before you unwrap your next snack.

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It's not what you eat at meal time that usually makes or breaks your diet. It's what you eat between meals that matters. Eat healthy - but diet friendly snacks - if you are really serious about slimming down. You can buy the pre-packaged variety in the grocery store, but it is more cost-effective to make your own snack packs at home. Use this guide to fill your fridge or pantry today.

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I asked a top New York City dietitian about the absolute best foods for weight loss and she gave me six foods that will boost your diet. Want to know what they are? Not surprisingly, oatmeal is one the list. But can you guess the other five?

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If you're only using your blender for smoothies and juice, then you're missing out. Find out how to make snacks, meals and even dessert in your blender in just minutes.

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Does eating meat make you skinnier? Some say that it does. And there's some truth to that logic, but there's more to the story that you need know. Learn more about metabolism-boosting foods. Find out what they can and cannot do, then find your favorites and fill up on them at meal time.

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