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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Many Years Young: More Weight Loss Tips
(Andrew Weil, M.D.) What?s the best way to lose excess weight and keep it off? A study from Boston?s Children?s Hospital suggests that a low-glycemic-index diet is the best ? with its emphasis on fiber-rich, natural carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats, including nuts, avocados and olive oil. That diet is very similar to my?anti-inflammatory diet. (Reuters Health) Dieters who eat meals and snacks high in protein might lose a bit more weight than those who get less protein and more carbohydrates - all other things being equal, a new analysis of past studies suggests. (Appetite for Health) Bottom line? Eat regular meals, limit time spent watching TV and don?t eat while watching the tube or doing anything else for that matter. Limit eating out to no more than two meals a week and try your best to think about what you?re about to eat or considering eating and whether or not it?s really worth the calories or if you can ?afford? it. (Appetite for Health) Here are 3 simple tips you can use to set your table for ?slim?: 1) Small is beautiful.? [The research of Brian Wansink at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University] showed that going from a 12-inch plate to a 10-inch plate can reduce how much you eat by about 22%... 2) Out of sight, out of mouth! Studies also found that people eat food that?s on a table much more frequently than food that?s off the table? 3) Break out the fine china! This one may not help you feel full with less food, but it may enhance the taste of what you eat. (Science Daily) Low calorie foods may help people lose weight but there is often a problem that people using them do not feel full. New research ??shows that subtle manipulations of texture and creamy flavour can increase the expectation that a fruit yoghurt drink will be filling and suppress hunger regardless of actual calorific content. Community: Some healthy choices for thickeners are whole grain flours (available at reasonable prices in the bulk section at Whole Foods), wheat germ, tapioca flour and/or flakes, Greek yogurt, and pureed tofu.