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5 Ingredients of a Get-Skinny Supper

I’m crazy about fall foods. I love apples and squash and most of all I love… chili. I honestly could eat it every day. No exaggeration. In my book, EatingWell’s Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili, with a green salad on the side, is not only a perfectly wholesome, yummy dinner—it’s an ideal get-skinny supper because it contains 5 ingredients that research shows help with weight loss. Here are the 5 key ingredients of my favorite get skinny supper.

Beans, Beans…

They’re good for your heart. They’re also good for keeping you feeling full and—according to recent research—blasting belly fat. The secret? Soluble fiber. Researchers at Wake Forest Medical Center reported that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber per day, visceral fat (the more dangerous kind deep in your belly, surrounding your organs) dropped by 3.7 percent over five years. (Other sources of soluble fiber include oats, barley, apples, okra, citrus.)

2. Chile Pepper

Research suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives fresh chiles, and spices including cayenne and chipotle, their kick can boost metabolic burn. In other words, you can torch more   with spicy recipes (including chili)—so try a few new ones.

3. Salad Greens

Starting with a salad may prevent you from overdoing high-calorie fare later. In fact, research out of Penn State shows that eating a first-course salad can reduce overall calorie intake at a meal by up to 12 percent.

4. Vinegar

5. Whole Grains

Whole grains are also rich in fiber (soluble and insoluble!) so adding things like wheat berries or barley to your chili gives it even more staying power

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cealan December 11, 2012 at 4:12 am - Reply

    These food items indeed help in weight loss. But I have no idea about vinegar.. Sad that there’s no description (in this post) about how vinegar helps in body fat loss…

    • Matt Kaludi February 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      This was just for the demo. You can read the original article with vinegar details at

      • Chad Jones February 21, 2013 at 4:05 am - Reply

        Hi Matt, is this theme has a feature similar to that you have posted ( original article. I mean a feature that can post like a paginated format just like on the link you have posted.

        I’m interested on this theme for my other website which is also a health and fitness related.

        Also, does the floating social buttons on the left include pinterest already?

        Thanks and I’ll be waiting for your reply before I’ll get this theme.

        • Matt Kaludi February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

          The Pagination on the post is already a feature in WordPress and our themes have has that too.

          We don’t have Pinterest in Floating social share bar but our customer support team will help you add it for you.

          If you have any other questions, Please email them to me on

          • Chad JOnes February 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm -

            Thanks for your reply, Matt. Email address noted…

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