Hungry already? When eating today, put your fork down between bites and thoroughly chew your food. It is a effortless way to cut calories and also to enjoy your food more. No fork food for lunch? Put that sandwich down between bites for the same effect.
Many aren’t familiar with the term brown adipose tissue (or brown fat) but recent studies from Harvard Medical School have brought this interest to the mainstream media. Brown fat, once thought only to be located on infants and hibernating animals has now been found on adults. The tissue’s main function is to maintain body temperature and can be activated and seen through PET-CT scans after the individual has been exposed to cool temperatures.
Do you ever have a hunkering for something sweet? Do you think about it all day until you satisfy it? After you have something sweet do you feel a rush from the sugar, almost euphoric? Research shows that a high intake of carbohydrates, including sugar, releases a feel food chemical in the brain called serotonin. Then within an hour of eating the sugar you start to crash and you feel tired, fatigued, and lethargic and grab another piece of candy or something.
Did you know that there are just 80 calories and no fats in just one cup of blueberries? They are packed full of vitamin C, getting 14mg per serving. A handful of blueberries can help you meet your daily fiber requirements. They also have manganese which plays an important role in bone development and in converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into energy. Blueberries are also near the top when it comes to antioxidants. What more could you want in a food that taste so good? Yummy!
I have been a believer in keeping a food diary for years. It has been proven that people who keep track of what they eat are more successful at losing and keeping off weight. By keeping track of meals, snacks, beverages and portions you are forced to become mindful of what is going into your body. It can be quite a revelation to see how many calories are in items that are healthy and good for you. We all know that good fats are very important. They are good for you and they also aid in fat loss when they aren't over consumed. 1 avocado is 240 ca