The Top Fat-Burning Foods

Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect, so you literally burn calories as you chew.
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Lentils

One cup packs 35% of your daily iron needs—good news, since up to 20% of us are iron- deficient. When you lack a nutrient, your metab slows because the body’s not getting what it needs to work efficiently, says Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, co-author of The Secret to Skinny.

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