Diet Tricks From Elsewhere

Diet Tricks From Elsewhere

From the book “How to Lose 9,000 lbs. (or less)”:

“If fat-free salad dressings do not appeal to you, simply mix your favorite regular dressing with a drop of water or touch of vinegar. You’ll use less dressing and have the full flavor you love, but with fewer calories.”

— Susie Galvez, Richmond, Va., lost 121 pounds

“Chew lots and lots of gum. You still get the taste and your jaws are still working so part of your brain is confused into thinking that you’re eating. I went through pack after pack of Juicy Fruit.”

— John Stanley, East Palestine, Ohio, lost 25 pounds

“When I need a sugar fix, I reach for a handful of pretzels or a 100-calorie pack of Chips Ahoy cookies.”

— Stephanie Cone, Monroe, Iowa; lost 20 pounds

From elsewhere:

One study found that men who drank a bottle of tea fortified with green tea extract (GTE) every day for three months lost more body fat than men who drank tea without GTE. To get the benefits, researchers suggest drinking several cups of green tea each day.

It’s no myth: Grapefruit could be a weight loss aid. In a 12-week study from the Journal of Medicinal Food, people who ate half a grapefruit three times a day (before each meal) lost an average of 3.6 pounds. Researchers believe grapefruit may lower insulin, a fat storage hormone.

Eat slowly. When women took more time to eat, they consumed 70 fewer calories than women who ate more quickly, according to a study from the University of Rhode Island. If you eat three meals a day, that could mean slashing 210 calories just by eating slower.

Rich in water foods, like tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, broccoli, make you feel full without making you fat. Also they are easy to digest and have great effects in improving your health.