Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Eat small and frequent throughout the day. Doing this will keep you from being tempted to over indulge. I know it sounds funny, but you never want to eat when you are hungry. Keep a protein bar on hand to eat throughout the day. Soups and salad blunt hunger when eaten at the start of a meal.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It takes food between 15 and 20 minutes to pass from your esophagus into your stomach. It takes that long between your first bite and the moment your brain gets the signal from your stomach that it's being fed. If you eat fast like in five minutes, you still have ten minutes before your brain gets the signal that it's stuffed. That gap is costly because it allows you to put on unwanted pounds easily and unexpected.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Protein is a powerful nutrient. It makes sure your body doesn't eat its own muscle for lunch, it takes longer to digest, occupying your digestive tract and making you feel full longer. You don't have to cook a chicken breast. Whey protein powder has been shown to keep levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, low while boosting levels of another hormone called cholecystokinin, which makes you feel full.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Studies show that drinking 16 oz of water before meals can reduce the over-all number of calories that you consume at each sitting. So if you're worried about going overboard, chug a lug on water before eating to feel fuller faster.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Pantothenic acid is particularly important for optimum adrenal function and has long been considered the "anti stress" vitamin because of its central role in adrenal function and cellular metabolism. Nutritionally oriented physicians often recommend pantothenic acid supplementation (usual dosage of 250 milligrams twice daily) to treat allergies.