6 Skinny Foods You Should Have on Hand

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You spend a lot of money on slim-down products and many of these don’t even work. Why waste all that money? Need a better way to get real weight-loss results? Go grocery shopping. The following 6 foods will help you fight hunger, boost your metabolism, and ultimately shed pounds.

1. Cucumber


Cucumbers are one of the all-time best foods for fighting uncomfortable bloat because they’re loaded with water and naturally low in sodium. Plus, they’re a terrific calorie bargain.

2. Frozen Cherries


Frozen cherries are a skinny solution to sugar cravings. Snack on these deliciously sweet gems right out of the freezer bag. They’re like a healthy version of cherry Italian ices.

3. Grapefruit


Grapefruit is refreshing, hydrating, and sweet, and one of the few seasonal winter fruits. One large grapefruit runs you just 120 calories.

4. Grape Tomatoes


One cup of grape tomatoes clocks in at only 30 calories. These bite-sized nibbles are sweet, colorful, and ideal for snacking. And, because they’re so low in calories, you can munch to your heart’s content!

5. Popcorn


One cup of air-popped popcorn, without any added butter or oil, has only 30 calories! If you don’t own an air popper, you can make plain popcorn right in your microwave. Add 4 tablespoons popcorn kernels to a brown paper lunch bag, fold over the edge of the bag twice to close it, and microwave the bag on high for 1.5 to 2 minutes.

6. Shrimp


Shrimp are a top-notch source of lean protein. They help rev up your metabolism and suppress your appetite. Start your next restaurant meal with a shrimp cocktail app to fill up quickly, so you don’t overdo it when the main entrée arrives.