No one follows diet research the way we do. It's not often that we find a tip that's effective AND painless. Here is one for you right now: According to a study at Brigham Young University, if you eat eight grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you consume, you'll lose two pounds a year. For the average person, that means aiming for about 16 grams per day. Here's a list of fiber-rich foods to get you started, courtesy of the website EatingWell.com: Finally: *Sprinkle half a cup of chickpeas on your salad for a whopping six grams of fiber and less than 100 calories! You also get plenty of vitamin B6 and folate, both of which play a role in forming healthy new cells.