5 Slimming Fall Foods to Help You Lose Weight (Page 3)


2. Squash

No doubt squash (I love butternut) is good for you: 1 cup, cooked, delivers 214 percent of the recommended daily value for vitamin A and a third of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C. As far as “starchy sides” go, squash is a calorie bargain: just 80 calories per cup. (The same amount of sweet potato will cost you 180 calories. Not that there’s anything wrong with sweet potatoes. They’re a fabulous fall food too.) I also love to add pureed squash to soup: it makes soup creamy for few extra calories—and no extra fat.

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