“Legumes [provide] the perfect combo of weight loss ingredients,” says Somer. They’re excellent sources of fibre and may help prevent against disease, studies have found. Beans specifically are a great food for waistline watchers as they also contain fibre, complex carbs and a host of antioxidants and nutrients. Consider stocking up on chickpeas, black beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, red kidney beans and edamame. From soups and stews to salads and wraps, the possibilities are endless!