It happens to the best of us. One day you look behind you and wonder aloud “who’s that following me back there?” That’s what I said to myself the day I realized that my behind was spreadin’ like rumors! The good news is we can have our curves without the rolls and the strategy is easier than you may think. Here are my top 2 foods to get the fat-blasting power you never knew you had:

1. Snack on nuts. I like peanuts and peanut butter for this tip because these nuts, though high in fat, are the right mix of protein and fiber to keep you satiated (full and satisfied) for longer periods of time, which prevents over-eating. But that’s not all. They are also the best source of the fat-melting amino acid, arginine, which can reduce body fat by as much as 64%. You see, the arginine not only reduces body fat but it also helps to boost your body’s lean muscle mass, which revs up metabolism.

For a sweet and savory snack slather 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on chilled Granny Smith apple wedges. Yum!

2. Add cold-water fish like salmon or mackerel to your lunch-time salads, breakfast omelets or have as the main entrée with dinner. They’re both chock-full of fat-blasting omega-3 fatty acids, which boost your metabolism. The omega3’s found in salmon and mackerel increase the body’s enzyme levels in the mitochondria, the energy powerhouse of your cells.

MOTIVATION FOR DAY 1 …

At the end of the day we have to love ourselves enough to accept every part of who we are, even if there’s more to our “packaging” than we’d like. Start by putting good food on your inside and with a little work, the outside will follow.

Bon Appetit!

You may know Fierce adviser and nutritionist Dr. Rovenia M. Brock from her regular appearances onThe Dr. Oz Show and The Meredith Vieira Show, or from her own health show, Heart & Soul, on BET. She has helped stars like Sherri Shepherd and everyday people alike drop millions of pounds, and now she’s sharing her best-ever diet plan in Lose Your Final 15.

Lose Your Final 15 is all about 15 days, 15 pounds and 15 servings. You can join Dr. Ro and other Fierce readers on our first phase, starting Monday, June 5, 2017. If you miss the date, you can still participate.

The plan is broken down into three, 15-day phases. In each phase, you will enjoy 15 servings of food per day. Dr. Ro teaches you to identify foods by their real serving size with easy at-a-glance charts and tables. You can then choose your 15 servings per day from the 45 delicious recipes developed by Dr. Ro to keep you satisfied and on track.

Beyond just diet, Lose Your Final 15 includes 15-minute meditation guides and exercise plans that fit into any schedule. With Dr. Ro as your guide, you will experience newfound vibrancy, health and happiness.

Check out the three steps below, and click this link to sign up for the challenge to receive personal support from Dr. Ro. Follow Dr. Ro and Fierce on social media for daily tips, and always check back here for invaluable information. Tell your friends and family. Let’s do this together! We challenge you!