September 10, 2006

Eating less isn't the only way to drop a few pounds

Eating less isn't the only way to drop a few pounds.

If you eat the right foods, you can actually eat more and weigh less, says Genesys Regional Medical Center in Michigan.

Skip high-calorie, sugary foods that are quickly eaten and digested, and make you hungry again sooner. Rather, opt for high-fiber, low-calorie foods that take more time to eat and make you feel full longer.

Here are some more good suggestions:

  • Eat some fat, but make it healthful fat, like omega 3s.
  • Eat moderate amounts of complex carbohydrates.
  • Include fruit and vegetables in every meal.
  • Don't completely deprive yourself; eat treats in small amounts.
  • Focus on long-term goals.

    On the other hand, here are eating habits that can be counter productive:

  • Focusing only on calories.
  • Trying to eliminate fat from your diet.
  • Cutting back too far on carbohydrates.
  • Swearing off certain foods.

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    Khalil said...

    Here are some other wise and practical measures proposed several centuries ago:

    - Don't eat unless you are hungry
    - Don't eat til you get full
    = 1/3 food + 1/3 water + 1/3 air