Nuts are one of the most high calorie foods around. Yet, nutritionists confirm that diet plans that include a small helping of nuts are generally more successful than the ones that don't.
How it works: Nuts work by giving you a good dose of protein and fiber that stabilizes blood sugar. Almonds and walnuts are particularly good as they contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which triggers fat breakdown. Moreover, they are a tasty ready-to-eat snack that you can enjoy instead of cookies and fried savories. However, do limit your daily intake to a fistful (15 to 20 nuts) a day.