WHEN it comes to losing weight, the key is keeping hunger at bay. We all know that when we eat properly satisfying meals, we're less likely to overeat or snack afterwards. Some grub, however, is more filling than others - and even "healthy" foods can leave you wanting more. Kathleen Alleaume is a nutrition and exercise scientist, and she said that if you're trying to curb your excess and cut down on cravings, here are the foods to avoid: Salty snacks Sodium-rich snacks like crisps and nuts are incredibly moreish and tend to be highly refined and highly calorific. Not only do they offer little in the way of nutrients, but research has shown that added salt makes people eat more food - regardless of how much fat was in the meal. Salt also makes us thirsty. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, tricking our bodies into wanting to eat more instead of simply grabbing a glass of water. Salads Sure, salads can be packed with vitamins and minerals while being low-calorie, but if all you're … [Read more...] about From rice crackers to salad…the most POINTLESS foods to eat if you want to lose weight
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NOTHING can derail a diet like a 3pm sugar slump. When you're hungry, even the best intentions can go out of the window. So it follows that one of the key pillars of healthy eating and fat loss is keeping hunger at bay. You want to have a breakfast that not only energises you but sees you through until lunchtime, when you then have a meal that keeps your blood sugar level and thus avoiding any mid-afternoon cravings and fatigue. There have been plenty of theories banded around regarding how to curb our excess, from drinking a glass of water before tucking into main meals, to snacking on Worcestershire Sauce-flavoured soups. But you know, when it comes to that full-feeling, some dishes are better than others. We spoke to nutritionist Amanda Ursell to find out which foods naturally help to beat hunger:1. Omelette "People eat around 400 fewer calories over the whole day when they have a two-egg breakfast, for instance, in an omelette, compared with a breakfast rich in starchy, fast … [Read more...] about Eight foods to beat hunger cravings and help you lose weight – from curry to a roast dinner
WHEN it comes to weight loss plans, most of us think of calorie-controlled meals and super restrictive diets. But it looks like it doesn't all have to be this way, here's everything you need to know about reverse dieting... What is reverse dieting and is it safe? Reverse dieting turns normal weight loss plans on their head. Instead of cutting back on calories and pounding the pavements, reverse dieters gradually increase their food intake to effectively re-invigorate their metabolism. After all, not eating enough and over-exercising can actually hinder your weight loss as the metabolism starts to slow down and struggles to burn calories. Popular among bodybuilders, it's only a "diet" because it involves closely measuring your food intake. And as long as you gradually increase your calorie intake over time, reverse dieting is perfectly safe. Nutrition consultant Monica Auslander Moreno told Shape magazine that "chronic yo-yo dieters can mess up their metabolism almost … [Read more...] about Is reverse dieting safe, can you still lose weight and how do you reach your maintenance calorie level?
WANT to lose weight fast? This food expert believes you can do so by eating a protein-filled diet. By Sophie Roberts / Published 15th August 2018 GETTY FOOD FOR THOUGHT: These diet tips could help you to fight the flab Many believe that calorie counting is the be-all and end-all of dieting, but this isn’t actually the case.In recent years, experts have realised it's much more about eating the right types of foods.Plenty of gym-goers will follow a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet in order to shed fat and build muscle.The compound plays an important role in the body, as it works to build and repair tissues.Not only is it good for building muscle mass, it also helps you lose weight because it makes you feel fuller for longer.So how much protein should you be eating every day to see the best results? Terri Ann Nunns, who created the self-titled 123 Diet Plan, believes you can lose 7lbs in a week by tweaking your diet.She recommends eating 300g of protein every day, … [Read more...] about How much protein should you eat in a day? Consume THIS amount to lose weight
A new book advocates a lifestyle change based around our circadian rhythms to improve our health, beginning with when to eat, when to sleep, and when to get some exercise, writes Karen Murray.LOSE weight, become more energetic and sleep well every night. Bold promises outlined on the cover of The Circadian Code. Another fad diet where you eat nothing but tomatoes and broccoli and have to run 10 miles a day? No, not even close.The term circadian is derived from the Latin ‘circa diem’, meaning ‘approximately a day’. This isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle change and one that involves relatively small adjustments to daily routines. It begins with knowing when to eat (as opposed to what) and when to turn off the lights, exercise, maximise sleep and brain function. Sounds simple? Author Dr Satchin Panda seems to think so.If you’ve ever noticed that you tend to feel energised and drowsy around the same times every day, you have your circadian rhythm to … [Read more...] about How your body’s rhythm could help you lose weight, sleep better and live longer