The key to losing weight isn't to deprive yourself until you hallucinate about pastries. Your best bet is to add certain foods to your diet. Turns out, eating high-protein meals and snacks could help you lose weight, according to a review published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Our stay-slim solution: Load up on more protein, obviously. We recommend eating 4 servings of 25 grams of protein per day (twice the amount recommended by the USDA!). So for breakfast, lunch and dinner, makes sure there's a source of protein such as a 3.5-ounce can of tuna, 6 egg whites, or a cup of nonfat cottage cheese on your plate. Plus, try this craving-crushing and appetite-suppressing trick: Eat 25 grams of protein a few hours before dinner.
The next time your stomach rumbles and dinner is hours in the future, reach for any of the six protein-packed snack combos from Women's Health magazine: