Losing weight—and keeping the pounds off—isn't a quick or easy process, but a few simple diet tricks can be a big help along the way. Our favorites? Eating lots of protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, which boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full all day long.
Broccoli & Feta Omelet With Toast
The broccoli provides filling fiber (and just 30 calories per serving), while the protein-loaded eggs curb appetite and will help stave off those late-morning cravings.
Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites
Dessert doesn't have to erase a healthy meal! The bananas in this easier-than-pie dessert—all you need is a knife and a microwave
Banana & Almond Butter Toast
This simple yet tasty morning pick-me-up features no fewer than three of the best foods to eat for breakfast.
Honey Grapefruit with Banana
Grapefruit is one of the best foods for weight loss, studies show—perhaps because of the effect it has on insulin, a fat-storage hormone.
White Bean & Herb Hummus with Crudites
It only takes five minutes to whip up a batch of this flavorful, fiber-rich version in your own kitchen.
BBQ Turkey Burgers
This fresh spin on burgers is a delicious new way to cut back on beef and eat more turkey, an excellent source of lean protein.
Middle Eastern Rice Salad
Just one half-cup of these hearty beans—a staple of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine—contains more than 2 grams, and enough protein and fiber to fill you up without weighing you down.
Quinoa is one of the trendiest foods around, and for good reason: This earthy whole grain, which hails from South America, is packed with protein and fiber
Breakfast Barley with Banana & Sunflower Seeds
Switch things up with this crunchy breakfast bowl. The combination of barley and banana provides nearly 8 grams of resistant starch, plus metabolism-boosting fiber.
Curried Egg Salad Sandwich
Eggs are an ideal food for dieters. They're tasty, low in calories (about 80 per egg)
Salmon Noodle Bowl
This 30-minute meal offers a bounty of nutritious and metabolism-boosting ingredients in a single bowl.
Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait
If you're trying to shed a few pounds, this parfait might just be the perfect breakfast.
Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
This traditional Mexican breakfast food requires only eight ingredients, including chicken, queso blanco, and corn tortillas.
Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Chili
This hearty soup, which delivers 17 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per serving.
Creamy Avocado Cups
Put down the chips and dip! These simple bites will quell those mid-afternoon hunger pangs—and at just 30 calories a pop.
Pan-Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
Lean protein is essential to any successful weight-loss plan. And there's no better source of lean protein than salmon.
Italian Garbanzo Salad
This vegetarian salad is a textbook example of the Mediterranean diet, which has become renowned for its ability to promote overall health, including a healthy weight.
Dark Chocolate & Oat Clusters
Yes, desserts can help burn fat too! These tasty clusters offer up two appetite-suppressing ingredients
Sick of guacamole? Try this even creamier alternative, which gets its distinctive flavor from tahini and takes just five minutes to prepare.
Crisp Chickpea Slaw
Make this slaw for your weekday lunch or weekend picnic.