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Eat more of These Foods to Shed Pounds

Are you skeptical that eating more can actually help you to lose weight?

Well, don’t be!

These foods will help you to lose weight in no time.

1. More protein
Research has found that eating a reasonable amount of protein instead of carbohydrates can indeed encourage weight loss.

Your body has to work harder to digest proteins than it does with carbohydrates and fats, so protein actually burns more calories. Moreover, because it takes a while to digest, it also makes you feel full longer.

2. Eggs
According to the study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University System, volunteers in the study who substantially cut calories from their diets while eating egg breakfasts lost an average of six pounds in eight weeks, reduced their waist measurements 83 percent more, comparing to those who eat bagel for breakfast.

3. More fats
Eating more fats doesn’t necessary mean you’re putting more pounds to your weight.

Christine L. Pelkman, assistant professor of nutrition at the State University of New York at Buffalo conducted a study, which showed that subjects who consumed 33 percent of their calories from fat (many of them from nuts) lost the same amount of weight as those whose diets were only 18 percent fat.

Like protein, fat increases satiety, that pleasantly full feeling that signals us to put the fork down.

Eat more foods that are unsaturated fats like olives and olive oil, nuts, legumes, and fatty fish like salmon.

4. Drink more water
Drink more water increase your body metabolic rate and thus, help you burn more fats.

5. Eat more fruits
Fruit consists mostly of water and fiber, so it fills you up without adding a lot of calories.

In a six-year study at Laval Hospital Research Centre at Laval University in Quebec, people who increased their fruit intake—whole fruit only, not juice—put on less weight than those who ate little or no fruit.

Therefore, eat more fruits such as grapefruit and apples. Skip fruit juice because you’ll get less what whole fruit has to offer.

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Flaxseeds Reduce Heart Disease

Flaxseeds comes in yellow and brown

Flaxseeds comes in yellow and brown

Let’s talk about flaxseed.

Flaxseed is rich in fiber, phytochemical lignans, and most of all, it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, next to fishes.

(If you don’t like to fish, flaxseed is a wonderful substititue for your omega-3 intake.)

How does flaxseed benefit us?

1. Just like any other foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the omega-3 fatty acids are known to decrease heart disease risk by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

2. The fiber content in your meal that has flaxseed makes you feel full longer, decreasing your likelihood to overeat.

3. Phytochemical lignans of flaxseed give you heart protection from cancer.

Whether you eat fish or not, if you like to add flaxseed to your diet, aim for adding 1 teaspoon of flax oil to your diet each day or 1 tablespoon of milled flax.

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Becoming A Healthy Eater (Final)

You should always remember that restricting food in any way is always a bad thing.  Healthy eating is a way of life, something that you can do to enhance your body or your lifestyle.  If you’ve thought about making your life better, healthy eating is just the place to start.  You’ll make life easier for yourself, those around you, and even your family.  

Previous posting:

1. Becoming a Healthy Eater (Part 1)

2. Becoming a Healthy Eater (Part 2)

3. Becoming a Healthy Eater (Part 3)

4. Becoming A Healthy Eater (Part 4)

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Becoming A Healthy Eater (Part 4)

When someone is unable to take control of their eating, they are also likely to get out of control with other aspects of life as well.  They could end up spending too much, talking too much, even going to bed later and later.

Read The Bad of Over Eating – Wasting $$$

Related posts:

1. Becoming a Healthy Eater (Part 1)

2. Becoming a Healthy Eater (Part 2)

3. Becoming a Healthy Eater (Part 3)

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Becoming A Healthy Eater (Part 3)

A healthy eater is a good problem solver.  Healthy eaters have learned to take care of themselves and their eating with sound judgement and making
wise decisions.  Healthy eaters are always aware of what they eat, and know the effect that it will have on their bodies.

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Becoming A Healthy Eater (Part 2)

From the previous post, eating healthy requires quite a bit of leeway.  You
might eat too much or not enough, consume foods that are sometimes more or less nutritious. However, you should always fuel your body and
your brain regularly with enough food to keep both your mind and body strong and alert.

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Becoming A Healthy Eater (Part 1)

Being a healthy eater requires you to become both educated and smart about what healthy eating actually is.  Being food smart isn’t about learning to calculate grams or fat, or is it about studying labels and counting calories.

Healthy eating is all about balanced and moderate eating, consisting of healthy meals at least three times per day.  Healthy eaters eat many
different types of foods, not limiting themselves to one specific food type or food group.

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