Slimming foods: Oats
Skinny people eat high-fibre oatmeal or homemade granola in the morning, knowing it will kickstart their metabolism and keep them full until lunch. One study found that people who ate fewer than six grams of dietary fibre a day gained eight pounds more than those who consumed at least 11 grams, over a 10-year period. (A bowl of oatmeal topped with one small banana and a handful of sliced almonds provides about 11 grams of dietary fibre.) Other studies have found that overweight people who include oat-based foods into their diet tend to lose more weight than those who don’t, largely because oats help quell food cravings.