Stick to your favorite foods
Believe it or not, there’s something to be said for being a creature of habit and eating the same foods day in and day out, especially if you’re on a mission to shed some weight. According to a study that appeared in the journal PLOS One, researchers looked at the diets of 6,814 people and found that the more diverse one’s diet, the more likely one was to experience weight gain. In fact, those who ate the widest range of foods showed a 120 percent greater increase in waist circumference compared with those who had the least diversity. If you’re not sure what foods are best to rely on every day, a good starting point is to take a look at the 40 Foods Nutrition Experts Told Us You Should Be Eating Every Day.