Forty billion dollars. That's how much Americans spend on weight-loss programs and diet-related supplements every year, according to the National Eating Disorders Association
. Of course, there may be a time and place for certain programs, but weight loss really starts at the grocery store.
We talked with Dee Sandquist, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
, who says the following foods can not only help you trim down, but also are rich in essential nutrients.