8 Best Foods to Eat for Weight Loss

by Timothy Jackson

1. Avocados

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, potassium and phytochemicals.

2. Eggs

Eggs are rich in high-quality protein, fats and essential nutrients, like vitamin D and choline.

3. Beans

All beans are high in fiber, which is your friend when you're trying to lose weight because it helps you feel fuller longer, thus controlling hunger.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is protein-packed and full of probiotics, which are good for gut health and may help your weight loss efforts.

5. Salmon

Salmon is a rich source of high-quality protein and provides plenty of "good" omega-3 fatty acids.

6. Fruit

Fruit gets a bad rap sometimes because of its naturally occurring sugar. You'll get a naturally sweet treat, plus reap the benefits of fiber and antioxidants. 

7. Popcorn

As long as this popular crunchy treat isn't doused in movie-theater butter, it makes an excellent weight loss snack.

8. Almonds

Rich in vitamin E and a good source of heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, almonds are a great choice to sprinkle over a salad or soup.