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7 Strategies To Eat Your Way to a Slimmer You

Updated on October 13, 2011

1. Eat More Celery.

One stalk of celery has 8 calories, but it takes more than 8 calories to digest it. So you will actually burn calories by eating celery. Vegetables like celery are very low in calories and they are also high in water and fiber. Eating more vegetables will keep you feeling fuller for much longer than eating processed foods would and they are good for you.

2. Eat 5-6 Small Meals A Day.

Simply put, you must eat more frequently to lose weight.Eating smaller meals throughout the day helps to keep your insulin levels steady and speeds up your metabolism. This, in turn, will help you burn more calories throughout the day. It is a common misconception that if you eat less or don’t eat at all then you will lose weight. The truth is that this will actually cause your body to go into starvation mode and store more fat.

3. Add More Fats To Your Diet.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are considered the good fats and have actually been proven to help you lose weight. Foods like avocados, nuts, and olives are high in monounsaturated fats. Foods high in polyunsaturated fats are fish, mayonnaise, and flaxseed oil.

4. Drink A Glass of Water Before Every Meal.

If you drink a glass of water before every meal you will feel fuller and, as a result, you will eat less. Studies have shown that dieters who did this lost significantly more weight than dieters that didn’t. In addition, drinking ample water throughout the day is very important for weight loss as it also helps to speed up your metabolism.

5. Learn To Love Whole Grains.

Whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, and whole wheat bread are slower digesting carbohydrates so they will leave you feeling full for a lot longer than sugary cereals, white rice, or white bread would. In addition, whole grains have been proven to burn belly fat and reduce the risk of heart disease.

6. Eat A Grapefruit With Every Meal.

A recent study in La Jolla, CA showed that people who ate a grapefruit with every meal lost significantly more weight than those who didn’t. Grapefruits also help keep your insulin levels steady which helps to curb hunger and promotes better fat metabolism.

7. Eat Protein With Every Meal.

Protein is important for weight loss because it is harder to digest than carbohydrates. Because of this it takes longer to digest and keeps you feeling full for longer. This helps to keep your insulin levels steady which also helps to regulate your appetite.


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