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                        The Best Foods for Weight Loss 100%                                                                   


     In one study, women with excessive body fat ate a chocolate-free diet of 1,700 calories a day for a week. The next week, they had the same number of calories but with 515 of them coming from dark chocolate each day. At the end of the second week, the women, on average, had shed a half inch from their waists. Chocolate contains flavonoids called catechins, which seem to reduce insulin sensitivity and the production of the stress hormone cortisol. "Erratic insulin levels and cortisol are powerful in their ability to pack on belly fat," says Pam Peeke, MD, a FITNESS advisory board member and the author of Body for Life for Women. Dark chocolate is also high in monounsaturated fatty acids (mufas), which fight inflammation. Fat cells, particularly those in visceral fat (the dangerous kind in the belly that can lead to diabetes and heart disease), churn out molecules that set inflammation in motion. It's a vicious cycle, because inflammation leads to belly fat, and belly fat leads to more inflammation


    In a study, test subjects consumed a daily drink containing either one or two tablespoons of vinegar or a nonvinegar placebo. After 12 weeks, those who downed vinegar had a lower body weight, body mass index and waist circumference and less visceral fat. The researchers noted that the acetic acid in vinegar appears to help inhibit fat production. Swigging vinegar isn't necessary; instead, you can incorporate it into dressings and marinades.


    Milk the benefits: In one study in the Journal of Nutrition, overweight and obese women who ate six to seven servings of dairy a day lost nearly twice as much visceral fat as ladies who had one or less. Another study found that dieting test subjects who consumed 1,100 milligrams of calcium a day from yogurt lost 61 percent more body fat and 81 percent more belly fat than those who did not consume yogurt. "Dairy contains the two highest-quality sources of protein casein and whey," says Stuart M. Phillips, PhD, a coauthor of the first study. "This, in combination with nutrients like calcium and vitamin D, aids in muscle preservation, appetite regulation and fat loss.

                                                                 4/Green tea

    Like chocolate, green tea is rich in catechins that appear to whittle your waist. A review in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry reported that consuming 270 to 1,200 milligrams of these catechins daily may help you shed pounds and fat. "Green tea catechins may prompt your body to burn more fat and calories, particularly in the period just after each meal," notes Kevin C. Maki, PhD, a coauthor of the review. The average cup of brewed green tea contains 111 milligrams of catechins, so just two to three cups a day could be beneficial.


     Preliminary studies suggest they're effective at combating belly fat too. When researchers at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center mixed freeze-dried blueberries into the diets of obesity-prone rats, the rotund rodents had less abdominal fat after 90 days. Another study on cell cultures in mice, conducted at Texas Women's University, found that blueberry polyphenols actually prevented fat cells from forming. The study authors aren't yet sure how these findings might be replicated in humans, but many experts believe a serving or two of blueberries a day could benefit our bellies. "Blueberries are filled with manganese, which helps convert proteins, carbs, and fats to energy, and is the key to shedding abdominal fat," Palinski-Wade says. The high antioxidant content also works to reduce stress hormones and inflammation in the body