Seven foods that can actually boost your body's fat burning potential and help you lose weight.  Befriend the right foods, and the pounds are much more likely to peel off than if you just try to cut calories across the board.

Here they are:  Oats, Eggs, Skim Milk, Apples, Red Meat, Cinnamon, Almonds, and Almond Butter.

Take red meat for example, experts think the dense protein in lean red meat helps you maintain muscle mass--but of course this assumes you're exercising to build that muscle.

Next up, apples.  Numerous studies have found that eating an apple a half hour to an hour before a meal has the result of cutting the calories of the meal.  Why?  The fiber in the apple makes you feel full, so you eat less.

How about one more, eggs.  Eggs are a concentrated form of animal protein without the added fat that comes with meat.  Dietary studies have repeatedly found that when people eat an egg every morning, they lose twice as much weight as those who eat a breakfast that's dominated by carbs.