Your Skinny Shopping List

By Madonna Behen

Eat these 12 foods to get a body ready for skimpier fashions.

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With bathing suit season around the corner, Motherboard Moms' motivation to eat healthier is at an all-time high. These 12 smart choices will fill up the shopping cart without filling you out. They may even help you lose a few pounds.

Crunchy, sweet, versatile, portable, high in fiber—there's a whole lot to love about apples. "One apple gives you enough sugar to boost your energy and enough fiber to keep you feeling full for a long time," says Carole Carson, author of From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction. Pears boast even more fiber. Both apples and pears are rich in pectin fiber, the stuff that lowers blood sugar levels. Fill your cart so that you'll always have a healthful snack handy at home or at work.

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