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8 Winter Foods for Weight Loss

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Sure, it’s winter. But that’s no excuse to lock yourself up for hibernation with nothing but baked goods and creamy pastas to pass the time. So while you may be watching WAY more Netflix than normal, take a bite out of these eight seasonal super foods that are packed with nutrients and can help you lose, or maintain, a healthy body weight…

 

1. Chili

The first sign of snow flakes has me dusting off my slow cooker and rushing to the market for the ingredients for chili. Why? Because this heart winter meal fills me up, but doesn’t fill me out (if you know what I mean).

After all, chili depends on some pretty basic, low calorie, and high fiber and protein staples. For example, you make a batch with crushed tomatoes, garlic, fiber-packed kidney or black beans, and maybe a bit of lean protein (i.e., lean ground chicken or turkey). However, chili gets it’s name because it calls for chili powder, which contains a phytochemical known as capsaicin, linked to weight loss because it naturally boosts metabolism.

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