#1.  Crispbreads

  • Low-fat, fiber-full alternative to traditional crackers
  • A healthier alternative to refined grains with whole grains
  • Contain many plant nutrients

#2.  Greek Yogurt

(non- / low-fat, low-sugar)

  • Has ~2x more protein than other yogurts
  • Keeps you full longer

#3.  Quinoa

  • As easy to cook as rice
  • Busts hunger with protein and fiber
  • Also includes vitamin E, zinc, selenium, and iron
  • Try with vegetables, lean protein, or nuts

#4.  Cinnamon

  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Helps curb appetite and add sweetness without calories
  • Try with tea, coffee, or yogurt

#5.  Green Tea

  • Helps burn fat and promote weight loss
  • Contains catechins that affect metabolism
  • Drink it hot

#6.  Grapefruit

  • Satisfies hunger with less calories
  • Contains soluble fiber that takes more time to digest
  • To consume less calories, take half a grapefruit before meals

#7.  Watermelon

  • Low on calories
  • Full of water and nutrients
  • Good source of vitamins (A and C) and lycopene, an antioxidant

#8.  Pears and Apples

  • High water content
  • Eat with peels—the extra fiber will keep you full longer
  • Try whole fruit instead of juice or smoothie

#9.  Berries

  • Keep you full longer
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Sweet but with a fraction of the calories vs brownies, cookies, etc.

#10. Sweet Potatoes

  • A delicious low-calorie alternative to baked potatoes
  • Taste great even without high-calorie toppings
  • Packed with fiber, vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene
  • Sprinkle cinnamon for taste

#11.  Hard-Boiled Eggs

  • A great 78-calorie food with protein and other vital nutrients
  • Burns more calories to digest than carb-heavy foods
  • Safe even for people with high cholesterol concerns

#12.  Coffee

  • Helps speed up metabolism and lose weight
  • Use cinnamon for taste instead of sugar

#13.  Oatmeal (whole-grain)

  • Keeps you full longer
  • Fiber- and water-rich
  • Add cinnamon for sweetness