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Which grocery store item is better for your weight-loss goals?

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En español | To give yourself a better shot at losing weight, you need to make wise choices about what goes into your grocery cart — and to understand why one option might be better than another. (That much easier to stick with your choice when the chips are down/on lockdown.) The trick, nutritionists say, is to eat fewer calories — and fewer empty calories — but also foods that make you feel satisfied enough to stay the course. Here, we tell you which common item is better for your diet, and why. 

The following nutritionists contributed to this article:

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Nutrition Consulting; Dallas, TX

Adriane Kozlovsky, MS, RDN, LDN, RYT; Clinical Dietitian; Oak Crest Village; Baltimore, MD

Angel C. Planells, MS, RDN; National Media Spokesperson; Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics; Seattle, WA

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