There are so many tips out there about how to lose weight, but it’s hard to decide what to believe and what’s going to work. We’ve compiled the following list of easy, doable food-related tips to help you lose weight. But this won’t be the only list of weight loss tips we supply you with; look for 50 fitness-related tips from the Skinny Mom team to help you lose weight in 2015.

Don’t starve yourself; eat more! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not about how much food you eat, but rather what kinds of food you eat. If you’re combining a balanced diet with regular fitness, your body will be much more conducive to weight loss. Remember, quality over quantity.

Cut up your food before you eat. Smaller portions mean it’s easier for your digestive system to process the food, therefore speeding up the digestive process and your metabolism.

Drink green tea to help boost your metabolism. It’s full of antioxidants that can help speed up the fat-burning process and your metabolism speed, therefore helping you lose more weight! Try our Detox Green Tea.

Add spices to your food. Spicy foods also help to speed up your metabolism, which is music to our ears!

Replace regular potatoes with sweet potatoes. Regular potatoes are full of starches and carbs, but sweet potatoes contain more vitamins and nutrients and will stretch more for your buck.

>> Read more: 34 Ways to Cook with Sweet Potatoes

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Replace sugars in your diet with protein. Cutting sugars will always help you lose weight. Add protein to help fuel you through your workouts to burn even more fat and lose even more weight.

Buy organic fruit and vegetables. If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it’s produced and processed according to the USDA standards. The seal is voluntary, but many organic producers use it. Buying organic foods will ensure that you steer clear of pesticides and food additives!

Drink a large glass of water before every meal. Numerous studies have shown that drinking water before meals can result in consuming less calories at those meals, which can ultimately lead to weight loss. This is probably because the water provides a sense of fullness, so not as much food is needed to reach the point of satiety. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that choosing water as your drink of choice instead of an empty-calorie beverage can save more than 100 calories per glass.

Don’t drink your calories; they wont keep you full. Make sure not to consume empty calories like in a soda, because they won’t give your body any sustenance! Save your precious calories for healthy, nutritious foods.

Eat 30 to 50 grams of fiber a day. Fiber is the most important ingredient for weight loss! It keeps your metabolism flow and helps your body absorb nutrients properly.

>> Read more: The Importance of Fiber

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