Embrace beans, but not the refried kind anymore. Instead, think kidney beans, lentils, cannelloni beans and chickpeas. Don’t just eat them in burritos, but put them in salad. They are great for dieting, since they are low calorie and low fat. They also have protein which fuels you and high fiber which not only helps battle heart disease and reduced the chance of developing diabetes, but also slows the release of glucose into the blood. This will stop blood sugar spikes.