I love beets because they are very grounding, satiating and rich in fiber and minerals as iron, magnesium and potassium.
Add more beets into your diet and you would easily drop few inches as you would be staying fuller for longer and the beets would facilitate your liver to get rid of toxins and excessive water retention (the latter feels as weight gain, usually due to higher than recommended sodium intake).
My favorite combo with beets (for a smoothie) includes two small beets, one/to two tablespoons of chia seeds, a cup of berries, cacao powder, a scoop of any plantbased protein powder, greens, one small banana. You can top your creation with a serving of goji berries, cacao nibs and mulberries. I like adding a tablespoon of raw coconut flour for flavor and thickness (low in fat and actually quite high in protein).
Let me know if you like beets in the comments below,