Eating specific fruits isn’t a magic pill that will make the weight go and stay gone, but there are some fruits that are an ally in the battle against excess poundage by filling you up without adding empty calories. Read on to find out what you can eat to give your weight loss a boost.

1. Avocado

Not that long ago, avocado was on the banned list of anyone wanting to lose weight, but times have changed. Avocado contains a lot of fat, but these fats are heart-healthy, so it’s no longer a shunned fruit!

Because avocados are full of fat, they make you feel fuller for longer. Adding avocado to your diet will help stave off food cravings between meals.

2. Lemon

Lemon and honey mixed together is a great detoxifier, and could help you lose weight. Lemon contains riboflavin, vitamin B, phosphorous, magnesium and vitamin C. Start your day with a drink made of hot water, lemon and honey.

3. Watermelon

There is no fat in watermelon and few calories, so you can eat as much as you want of this colorful fruit without guilt. It’s rich in vitamins A, B and C, and full of lycopene, which could help protect against cancers and heart disease.

4. Bananas

Bananas are very filling and nutritious. They are also a slow-release carb, so won’t make your blood sugar spike. It’s best to eat bananas before they get over-ripe, as the greener ones contain more soluble starch.

5. Grapefruit

Grapefruit diets used to be common in the 1930’s, and have stuck around to the present day. There have been studies that show that subjects who ate grapefruit lost more weight over a period of time than those who didn’t.

Grapefruit is an ideal breakfast dish as it is a high-carbohydrate fruit, and the sugar content will help replenish your body after the night’s fasting.

6. Orange

Oranges make a great snack, as they are tasty and refreshing. They are also high in water content and low in calories.

7. Apples

Crunching an apple or two between meals will fill you up without costing you a lot of calories. They are also high in fiber and vitamins.

8. Pomegranate

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The seeds of the pomegranate are full of antioxidants and fiber, while being low in calories, so you can have as many as you like without feeling guilty.

9. Pineapple

Pineapple is another tasty fruit you can snack on between meals, and one cup of raw pineapple only has 83 calories. It also has fiber, vitamins and minerals, and that sweet taste that dieters often crave. If you choose canned pineapple, get the type packed in water and not syrup.

10. Berries

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Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are great additions to your diet. Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can get, and pack a lot of nutrients for such little berries. Add berries to plain Greek yogurt to make a satisfying snack or dessert that will keep the hunger pangs at bay.