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Diet Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Posted Mar 09 2010 7:13pm
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><P>Here are some great diet tips for <A title="healthy weight loss" href="http://www.juliahavey.com/">healthy weight loss</A> (from WebMD) --</P> <H3>Weight Loss Tip No. 1: Variety Is Overrated</H3> <P>Who hasn't heard the advice to "just take a bite of everything" if you're at a buffet?</P> <P>But as it turns out, variety doesn't deserve its good reputation, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, a Chicago dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.</P> <P>&nbsp;"We know that variety makes you eat more," she says, citing several published studies and her own experience in counseling weight loss patients.</P> <P>For example, researchers in France found that study participants ate more french fries when they were offered catsup and mayonnaise along with them. And when they were given the option of having cream or whipped cream with their brownies, they ate more than when the brownies were offered plain.</P> <P>Other researchers have found that people who have been able to maintain <A title="diet plans for weight loss" href="http://www.vicebustingdiet.com/">weight loss</A> tend to eat diets with limited variety.</P> <H3>Weight Loss Tip No. 2: Have Barley for Breakfast</H3> <P>"Barley is the new oatmeal," says Jackson Blatner.</P> <P>Barley got its hunger-fighting reputation after Swedish researchers found that eating barley or rye kernels for breakfast kept blood sugar on an even keel. That's because the carbs in barley and rye kernels are "low glycemic index," meaning they raise blood sugar more slowly than some other carbohydrate foods. This helps you avoid a spike, and then a drop, in blood sugar, which can leave you feeling famished.</P> <P>One caveat: "Buy hulled barely, not pearl barley," Jackson Blatner says. The Swedish researchers used minimally processed hull barley, and they can't vouch for the same effects for more processed forms, such as pearl barley.</P> <H3>Weight Loss Tip No. 3: Beef Up Your Lunch Salad</H3> <P>One of the most common mistakes dieters make is to eat a vegetable salad with little or no dressing for lunch, says Joan Salge Blake, RD, professor of nutrition at Boston University and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. "Then they are starving by mid-afternoon," she says.</P> <P>A salad is a great choice, she says, if you add some protein and a little fat to help keep you feeling full longer.</P> <P>Top your greens with a 3 oz piece of chicken breast, and you've added about 26 grams of protein but just 140 calories. Add about two tablespoons of light salad dressing, and your salad may be filling enough to get you through the 3 p.m. hunger slump without hitting the vending machine. <EM><A href="http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/best-weight-loss-advice-youve-never-heard?page=2" rel="nofollow">Read on...</A></EM></P> <P><STRONG>Comments: </STRONG>These are good tips for helping you with your <A title="weight loss" href="http://www.juliahavey.com/">weight loss</A> efforts. Don't forget that losing weight should not be your focus, but instead on living a healthy life. That way your weight will naturally level off at what is healthy for you, instead of you doing things that are only a matter of arriving at the weight you desire. Start a healthy diet plan and be one of a million people who are living healthier, with The Vice Busting <A title="diet plans" href="http://www.vicebustingdiet.com/">Diet Plan</A>.</P></div>
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