13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

Your favorite feel-good foods don't have to pile on the pounds—some can help you lose weight.
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Chickpeas

Whether you call them garbanzos or chickpeas, a half-cup serving of these hearty legumes provides about 40% of your daily protein needs and 70% of your daily fiber intake, helping to stabilize blood sugar, control cravings, and prevent overeating, Gidus says. They're also a great source healthy unsaturated fats that can whittle your waistline. A 2009 study from the University of Newcastle in Australia found that participants who consumed the most unsaturated fats had lower body mass indexes and less belly fat than those who consumed the least.

Try this recipe: Cumin-Spiced Chickpeas

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