5 Yummy Summer Foods for Weight Loss

Try these delicious foods to keep you healthy and fit this summer.

Corn
"Corn is a starch that resists digestion and as such can aid weight loss by increasing immunity, controlling blood sugar levels, and increasing satiety," says Marissa Vicario, a certified holistic health coach and founder of Marissa's Well-Being and Health.

Walnuts
Full of fiber and heart-healthy fats (including omega-3's, which have shown to have metabolic-boosting benefits), walnuts are great to crunch on instead of "bad" fat-filled and salted potato chips, says Shana Maleeff, a dietitian and fitness professional in New York City. Just watch your portion size since nuts are high in calories. (We recommend tossing a handful into a salad to add crunch and flavor).

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Burgers
This summer favorite doesn't have to wreck your waistline! "Using lean ground beef (95 percent lean vs. 80 percent) for your hamburgers will save you 170 calories and 19 grams of fat for a 6-ounce burger," says Maleeff. Ditch the bun, swap ketchup for tomatoes, and wrap it up in lettuce for a burger that's full of flavor, not empty calories. Try some of these tasty, slimmed-down burger recipes tonight.

Pineapple
"This sweet tropical fruit is the perfect ingredient for summer smoothies and juices," says Beth Aldrich, a certified holistic health and nutrition counselor, and author of the book Real Moms Love to Eat. "It contains the proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which aids in the digestion of protein and blood clot formation. As an anti-inflammatory super food, pineapple can help reduce swelling and in turn, you'll have a flatter belly."

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Crayfish
At only 70 calories and 15 grams of protein per 3-ounce serving, these little lobster-like creatures are low calorie and lower in cholesterol than shrimp, says Richter, a registered dietician in New York City.

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