Yes, fat keeps us warm, protected, and alive. But too much of a good thing can be, well, bad. If you're trying to drop a dress size before the new year, nibble on these seasonal goodies over the holidays. You'll thank me.
Nuts fight weight gain by slowing rises in blood sugar and curbing hunger. One study from Purdue University found that individuals who added 500 calories of nuts to their diets for three weeks experienced almost no change in body weight and had a 24 percent drop in triglycerides--blood fats associated with heart disease. Just make sure nuts replace other snacks throughout the day.