Best Winter Foods for Weight Loss

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There’s no reason you can’t emerge from the winter season looking fit, svelte and ready to rock your skinny jeans.

Sure, there are lots of creamy soups, cookies, casseroles, and Netflix marathons, but at the same time, there are tons of seasonal superfoods high in the right nutrients to help you lose weight. Here are three top winter foods for weight loss. They are compiled by Prevention magazine, published by Rodale Inc. of Emmaus, with the help of Jessica Levinson, nutritional counselor and consultant at Nutritioulicious.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

The cruciferous vegetable du jour is basically a tiny nugget of awesomeness. Just 10 sprouts deliver 6 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber, making them one of the most filling veggies around — and all for just 80 calories!

PEARS

Bosc and Anjou pears — two winter varieties — have tons of fiber, with one medium fruit containing 6 grams, or about a quarter of your daily value. Most of the fiber is in the skin, so be sure not to peel them. For extra slimming benefit, add a handful of almonds, which will help balance the sugar in the fruit and, thanks to their high amounts of magnesium, help curb junk-food cravings.

POMEGRANATE SEEDS

Pomegranate seeds, or arils, pack a weight loss secret weapon that their liquefied counterpart doesn’t have: fiber! What’s more, they’re super-low in calories — and super-easy to extract from fruit. Try sprinkling them on some oatmeal.