Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Ever wonder what thin people eat?
Recent research suggests the obvious - they eat less calories than over weight people.
Sounds simple enough, however research also suggests it has a lot to do with the food CHOICES they make, as opposed to just simply eating less food.
People who gain weight over time tend to not only eat MORE food, but they also eat more CALORIE DENSE foods.
People who stay thin over long periods of time tend to avoid calorie dense foods.
Choosing foods that are less calorie dense allows you to still enjoy eating, while also eating responsibly.
Here are some simple suggestions to help you choose less calorie dense foods:
1. Fruits and Vegetables - It never ceases to amaze me at just how great fresh fruit tastes, and just how little calories they contain. A FULL CUP of blueberries contains less that 100 Calories!
2. Rediscover Soup - Soups are a great way to enjoy a whole bunch of flavor without a lot of calories. Even some of the hardier soups still contain less that 250 Calories per cup. Making soup yourself is fairly easy ( you can look up the recipes on line) and helps you control the sodium and preservative levels.
3. Embrace Flavor - Are you hungry or do you just need some flavor? More often than not we eat out of boredom, or simply because we want some 'taste' - Try flavored teas as a way to get you by until it is truly time to eat. Replacing a snack with some sticky toffee tea once or twice a day could add up to a significant reduction in calories over time.
It is possible to eat less while still eating well.
Posted by Brad Pilon at 7:26 AM