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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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Good Food this New Year pt 2

Continuing from the previous post, here’s another list of good food served on New Year.

1. Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

In Southern America, black-eyed peas are thought to bring wealth because they look like little coins.

2.  Omochi



Omochi, a popular Japanese dessert,  is soft and smooth, refreshing to taste. It is made of stidcky rice paste, with fillings like mashed sweet beans or peanuts inside.  It is eaten as it-is, or served with soups or other dishes.  In Japan, omochi cakes are eaten by family, considered to bring opportunity of luck and good health.

3. Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie, Italian dish is simply pork sausage served over lentils.  Cotechino sausage is a symbol of abundance because they are rich in fat; while green and coin-shaped lentils symbolise money.

4. Grape



Every year since, Spanish people have brought in the New Year by eating 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight. At each strike of the Plaza del Sol clock, another grape is eaten in celebration of lucky years past, and in hope of a lucky year to come.

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