I’m Still Hungry After I Eat!

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: Often when I’m finished with my meal, I still want to eat more. What can I do?

A: One strategy to increase satiety during meals is to make sure you have included plenty of high-volume, low-calorie items to fill up your stomach without filling up with calories. For example, load up on fruits and vegetables (as found in salads), low-calorie vegetable soups, and whole grains.Another strategy involves mindful eating, where you slowly eat each bite and savor it. Many people have found this helps them get in tune with their feelings of fullness for the first time in ages.

If you still have a problem with appetite even after trying these strategies, you might want to seek help from a weight-management specialist….to see the rest of the answer click here!

August 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Question – Low Glycemic Index Diet?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I am 45 years old and have always been a health-conscious person who exercised regularly. However, when I reached 40 I started gaining weight, no matter what I did. I have been trying to lose these last 15 pounds, but find it’s hopeless no matter what I try. I have been reading a lot about the glycemic index diet; however, a lot of the foods mentioned go against a low-carb, high-protein diet. It also says that foods like brown sugar and brown pasta are bad. Who do I listen to? What are some suggestions for someone my age?

A:  A low glycemic index diet just means that the foods you choose do not raise your blood sugar levels too high, too quickly. There are foods on this diet, including sugars, white breads, and pastas, that you should only eat in small quantities. This diet is very similar to a low-carb, high-protein diet except that a low glycemic diet is going to recommend more whole grains than a low-carb diet. If I had to pick, I would definitely choose…To see the rest of the answer click here!

August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Question – Can Foods Burn Fat?

From EverydayHealth.com, answer by The Biggest Loser trainer Gillian Michaels (I’m a big fan!):

Q: Are there really foods that burn fat? If so, what are they?

A:  Not really, but there are foods that contain fewer calories than the body uses to digest them. Therefore, when you eat these foods (cruciferous veggies, leafy greens, and so forth), you’re helping create a calorie deficit.That said, there are also certain foods that will crank up your metabolism by releasing the right hormones…Check out the rest of the answer here!

August 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

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