Spice Up Your Life!
The British Journal of Nutrition is just one of many respected health organizations that has proven the importance of hot spices to curb hunger. And in one important piece of research they conducted, researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo found that capsaicin actually tells your brain to release endorphins which make you feel good.
Capsaicin is found in extremely high quantities in chilies, so when you spice up your food you can actually feel good and eat less, a wonderful and healthy combination. (Just be careful not to overdo it if you’re not used to spicy food!)
Eat Soup Before a Meal
This is a favorite trick of Doctor Oz, who says that he and his wife will eat a small bowl of soup before they head out on the town for dinner. Researchers at Penn State University agree that this is an excellent way to eat less. Their research showed that subjects who ate low-calorie vegetable soup before meals tended to eat 20% fewer calories at that meal.
A small bowl of low-calorie broth-based vegetable soup before your biggest meal of the day helps you reduce calories as well as lose weight, without feeling hungry. Salads also work in a similar way, as long as you don’t use high calorie dressings. (Check out tip number thirteen for the importance of 20% fewer calories per meal.)
Paint a Mental Picture
Why are you trying to lose weight? Odds are, it is to become healthier, and also to regain the slimmer and sexier body you once had. Keep a mental picture in your mind of exactly why you are trying to eat less and lose weight, and your subconscious can help you when your willpower is weak.
Eat 20% Less Than You Serve Yourself
It is very easy to eat less, and not even notice it, when you begin to eat roughly 20% less than you serve yourself. Save the leftovers for a snack another day!
Coupled with tip number two above, this is a healthy way to ingest fewer calories. Also, since you are taking in fewer calories per meal, you can afford to eat several times a day. That leads to our next healthy eating tip.
Eat More Frequently
This may sound like it goes against what you are trying to accomplish. After all, aren’t you trying to take in fewer calories every day? Sure you are, but health professionals and fitness experts for decades have known that eating 3 main meals and 2 or 3 small “snacks” throughout
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