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January 16, 2012 - 11:21am

Tip 20: Ditch the Top Slice of Bread.

Opting for an open-face sandwich instantly erases 100 calories. Choose whole-grain bread–the fiber content will help keep you feeling full. Plus, research suggests whole grains can help erase belly fat.

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January 16, 2012 - 11:18am

Tip 19: Pack Your Snacks with Protein and Fiber.

Protein and fiber are both especially satisfying—they help keep you full longer and on fewer calories. Try carrots and hummus, nonfat cottage cheese and orange slices or an apple with almond butter.

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January 16, 2012 - 11:14am

Tip 18: Breakfast Like a Champ.

Research shows dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast, and repeating the same meals can help you shed pounds, says a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A favorite of EatingWell’s nutrition editors? A whole-wheat English muffin topped with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and half a banana, sliced (278 calories). Find more filling low-cal breakfasts.

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January 16, 2012 - 11:11am

Tip 17: Have Some Yogurt.

Of all foods it’s the most closely linked with weight loss, according to a recent Harvard study. Find out the four other top weight-loss promoting foods (and the five that make you gain).

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January 16, 2012 - 10:56am

Tip 16: Spend 30 Minutes a Day Running, Swimming or Biking.

Need some motivation? Just 30 minutes of exercise every day burns an extra 250 calories—which equates to burning an extra ½ pound per week. Challenge yourself to get 30 minutes of cardio in each day this week.

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