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Eat to Lose Weight!

It's time to ditch the diet mentality that losing weight means avoiding tasty foods as deliberately as you dodge your MIL. These favorites can help tip the scale in your favor -- and keep it there.

Great egg-spectations Here's a reason to reconsider your a.m. meal: Women who ate two eggs for breakfast shed 65 percent more weight after eight weeks than those who had bagel breakfasts of equal calories, according to a new study from Louisiana State University. If eggs aren't your thing, you can still power up early with protein-packed foods like yogurt and cottage cheese.
Peanut power Sprinkling peanuts into your diet can help keep weight gain in check, suggests a recent study in The Journal of Nutrition. Nuts appear to increase metabolism and satiety levels, as well as decrease the fat absorbed during digestion, say researchers. One caveat: Stick to a tablespoon of PB or a small handful of peanuts to avoid a calorie OD.
Ice cream dream Indulging in your frozen fave doesn't have to make you a chunky monkey, according to a new study from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Women who ate at least one daily serving of full-fat dairy products like milk, cheese, and ice cream gained less weight over ten years than women who ate fewer servings. Researchers suggest that people who include full-fat dairy in their balanced diets have healthier eating habits than those who deprive themselves. Answer your next ice cream scream with a fully satisfying half-cup serving -- enjoy!