The appeal of cabbage as part of a weight-loss nutrition plan is that you can eat a lot of it without racking up calories. Maguire recommends incorporating fermented cabbage (sauerkraut or kimchi) into your diet to promote gut health. You can eat it on its own or toss it in a veggie bowl with your favorite protein and quinoa. Read More>>
Despite being praised online as a quick weight-loss solution, grapefruit doesn’t actually have a special fat-burning ability, says Maguire. Rather, it’s the high water and fiber content that can help you feel full and consume less food, she adds.
“Alone, grapefruit is low in calories,” says Maguire. According to the USDA, half a grapefruit contains 52 calories, 13 grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, and less than one gram of fat and protein each. The fruit is also a great source of calcium and vitamin C.