Yes, it’s true: You can slim down by eating carbs — if you eat the nutritious ones. Even though carbs are highly controversial these days, the dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. What’s most important is the type of carbohydrate you eat because some sources are healthier than others. Carbohydrates also help in weight loss.
Thus, here are three foods that help you in weight loss:
1. Barley: This ancient grain is one of the world's oldest superfoods. According to sources, eating fiber-rich, barley-based foods — even for a short time — can stimulate hormones in the gut that help regulate appetite and metabolism. Try incorporating barley into baked goods or tossing it in salads and soups.
2. Chickpeas: Eating a family of legumes that includes chickpeas, beans, peas, and lentils — can prevent overeating and help keep your weight in check.