5 Surprising Foods That Help You Lose Weight
Your instinct might be to avoid them, but white potatoes are actually fat-free and superfilling. As delicious carbs, they're notable alternatives to the bread basket...if you enjoy them baked, not fried, says Lauren Ott, RD, a dietitian in private practice in Houston. To keep the baked potato flavorful but still healthy, Ott tops hers with salsa and plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and butter. And how do they stack up against sweet potatoes, the other healthy spuds on the block? "White potatoes are equally as good," she says. "They just contain different nutrients—similar amounts of fiber and carbs, but sweet potatoes are higher in vitamins A and C, while white potatoes are higher in iron and potassium."