Eat These Foods and Drop a Full Size

Everybody is looking to drop that last five pounds. Or maybe five for an event or a beach party. Or just to highlight that core work you've been doing. Women's Health Mag have compiled a list of the top 5 foods to help you drop 5 pounds.   1. Salmon Salmon is rich in omega-3's that heat up your fat burning. Part of the traditional Japanese Power Breakfast, starting the day with salmon can rev up your metabolism for hours. 2. Cucumbers Though they're more than 90% water, they reduce bloat and swelling. Bonus: the lignans in cucumbers have a strong connection to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. 3. Strawberries Strawberries reduce chronic inflammation that can block the hormones that are keeping you lean. Anthocyanins in strawberries increase the body's production of a hormone called adiponectin, which stimulates your metabolism and suppresses your appetite. 4. Hazelnuts First, no, Nutella doesn't count. But hazelnuts, despite being high in calories, can help aid weight loss by inducing satiety, making you feel full faster because of the healthy fats in them. 5. Eggs As with the salmon described above, eggs for breakfast reduce hunger for hours after. Protein-dense and portable (if boiled), eggs make an excellent snack as well as main meal. A clean, whole foods diet that includes the foods above is a surefire way to improve your health and get on the right path to drop the last five in time for the beach this season!

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