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5 Slimming Fall Foods to Help You Lose Weight (Page 4)

Broccoli

3. Broccoli

We eat a lot of broccoli in my house, partly because my little boys love it just as much as my husband and I do. Usually, I roast it with a little olive oil until it’s tender and just slightly crispy and serve it as a side. (Lifesaver: EatingWell's handy guide to roasting vegetables.) Often, I use it to “bulk up” a whole-wheat penne recipe: studies show that incorporating vegetables into a dish like pasta help you to eat fewer calories. Why? You’re adding volume—which helps you to feel fuller—for very few calories. I also love it raw, dipped in hummus. A cup of broccoli (31 calories, 2.4 grams of fiber) plus 2 tablespoons of hummus (about 50 calories, 2 g fiber) is a satisfying low-cal snack.

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