While it might seem obvious that you need to avoid the doughnuts and extra cheese on your pizza if you want to lose weight, there are also some foods that you should be eating in order to make slimming down a little easier.
"Healthy fats are key to successful weight loss," says Perricone. "Good fats are those found in salmon, sardines, anchovies, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocado. These 'good' fats will help us absorb nutrients from our vegetables and fruits, and are key to weight loss because we also need dietary fat to burn fat."
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