As the new year quickly approaches, many New Year’s sesolutions are being made. The number one resolution amongst Americans is to lose weight. If this is your New Year’s resolution, here are some great tips to help you out. By adding these foods to your diet, you have a better chance of shedding those unwanted pounds.

Eggs – Forget your morning bowl of cereal or bagel and head straight for the eggs. They are full of protein, which will help you feel fuller longer. Protein also prevents spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to food cravings.

Beans – They contain cholecystokinin, which you’ve probably never heard of, but it’s one of the best weight loss pals. It’s a digestive hormone that helps keep food in your stomach longer so you won’t feel as hungry. High-fiber beans are not only a great appetite suppressant but they can help lower your cholesterol too.

Salad – Before any large meal, you should indulge in a large salad. It helps control calorie intake and makes you feel too full to pig out. Just be sure to stay away from the creamy dressings that are filled with calories and fat!

Green Tea – It’s loaded with antioxidants called catechins, which helps to speed up your metabolism and fat burning in the body. It also helps lower (bad) LDL cholesterol.

Pears – They are packed with fiber so therefore they help decrease snacking between meals. Pears (apples too) have been known to help significantly in weight loss.

Don’t want to waste any time, so make sure you start your grocery list now! Your local Sparkle Market has all of these weight-loss foods! Stop in today and start shedding those unwanted pounds!