Eat more to lose more with these 10 superfoods

Substituting eggs and toast for a bagel can help you lose more weight over the course of an 8-week period. (ThinkStock)

Kristi King, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – What you eat might be as important to losing weight as how many calories you consume.

Eggs versus a bagel? You’re likely to lose 65 percent more weight on a two-month diet by eating breakfast five days a week with two eggs, toast and jelly versus a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories.

Self Magazine’s book “The Drop Ten Diet” has a list of what it calls superfoods. The list details foods that are delicious and good for the waistline.

Here are a few examples to get you started:

  • A three-fourths cup of lentils helps your body burn 23 percent more fat over the course of the next day.
  • A low-calorie diet with low- or non-fat yogurt burns 81 percent more belly fat versus dieting without yogurt.
  • Does cheese tortellini sound good for lunch? Eat an apple 15 minutes before the pasta and you’re likely to eat 187 fewer calories overall.

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