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2. Strive for five fruit and veggie servings
Women who ate the most fruit and vegetable servings (at least five a day) were 60 percent more likely to ward off weight regain than those who consumed fewer servings, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Fresh produce typically is loaded with fiber and water, which tends to make a meal feel larger and keep you full longer.
"Since it can also take up to 24 hours for high-fiber foods to pass through your digestive tract, they can help control your appetite -- and calorie intake -- for up to a day," explains Stephen Gullo, Ph.D., author of The Thin Commandments.