WORLDWIDE OBESITY RANKING: 50 WHAT THEY DO: SKYR THINGS UP
WHY IT WORKS: Skyr, a thick, plain yogurt, is an Icelandic staple. It’s packed with protein yet low in sugar, which is a combo that bodes well for your belly and sets a high bar for other yogurts. That’s because protein is the most satiating macronutrient, says Men’s Health nutrition advisor Alan Aragon, M.S.. Bonus: skyr packs in a lot of of calcium. When combined with protein, calcium helps with muscle preservation.
STEAL IT: Sports nutritionist Marie Spano, R.D., C.S.C.S., suggests a daily skyr snack. Try Siggi’s plain, which has 17 grams of protein in 100 calories. Eat two if you weigh more than 90kg. And toss in ⅔ cup of berries, Aragon says.