If you are attempting to lose weight, include these foods in your dinner.

Lean Protein Sources: Incorporate lean protein sources into your dinner, such as skinless poultry (chicken or turkey), fish (salmon, tuna, or tilapia), tofu, tempeh, legumes (beans, lentils, or chickpeas), or lean cuts of beef or pork. Protein helps you feel full and satisfied, reducing the likelihood of overeating. 

Non-Starchy Vegetables: Fill up your plate with non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens (spinach, kale, or lettuce), broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms. These vegetables are low in calories and high in fiber, which aids digestion and promotes satiety. 

Whole Grains: Choose whole grains over refined grains to add fiber and nutrients to your dinner. Options include brown rice, quinoa, bulgur, barley, farro, whole wheat pasta, or whole grain bread. Fiber-rich whole grains help keep you full and satisfied for longer, reducing the likelihood of snacking later. 

Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats into your dinner, such as avocado, nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pistachios), seeds (chia seeds, flaxseeds, or pumpkin seeds), olive oil, or fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, or trout). Healthy fats provide satiety and support overall health. 

Herbs and Spices: Use herbs and spices to add flavor to your meals without extra calories or sodium. Experiment with herbs like basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, or mint, and spices like cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, or chili powder. 

Low-Calorie Condiments: Be mindful of the condiments and sauces you use, as they can add extra calories and sugar to your dinner. Opt for low-calorie options like mustard, hot sauce, salsa, balsamic vinegar, or lemon juice to add flavor without excess calories. 

Portion Control: Pay attention to portion sizes and avoid oversized servings. Use smaller plates and bowls to help control portion sizes, and listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues to avoid overeating. 

Hydration: Drink plenty of water with your dinner to stay hydrated and support weight loss. Sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger, so staying hydrated may help prevent unnecessary snacking. 

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