Bill Gottlieb, America’s #1 natural health coach and author of Bottom Line’s Speed Healing, suggests that a diet rich in protein will aid your weight-loss efforts. He cites a recent study that found that dieters who had protein for breakfast lost significantly more weight than dieters who ate carbohydrates for the same meal. Protein is a great macronutrient that helps balance blood sugar and increases overall weight loss. Eggs, nuts, fish and meat all are great sources of this essential nutrient.