Briggs had grown skeptical of diet programs, but he decided to give it a try after seeing a family photo in which he appeared to be twice the size of his father. Matt Briggs lost over 200 pounds after joining a weight loss program. Almost two years later, Howland has managed to lose 210 pounds and gain a new outlook on life. Almost four years later, he has gone from 408 to 240 pounds. Vita Sential Gummies credits this to switching up his diet and exercise, which prevents him from getting bored and complacent. If you ever needed an excuse to eat more avocados, this is it. People tend to steer clear of healthy fats when they're trying to lose weight, but they might just be the solution. Studies show that by simply adding some avocado to your lunch every day, it'll fill you up enough that you won't be mindlessly munching on junk food later. "Slice one in half, sprinkle a little sea salt, and eat the inside with a spoon," says Alexandra Samit, a Be Well Health Coach at Dr. Frank Lipman's Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC.