Well fine, if you like Fiber One, that works for you. But prunes, avocado, and blackberries also have a lot of fiber—a key component to satiety—and are a lot more palatable.
Chew, chew, chew, chew…. According to Darya Rose, PhD, and author of Foodist, studies have shown that when people slow down, chew thoroughly, and focus on the attributes of the food, they enjoy it more and naturally eat less.
Eat from small red dishes. Last year, an Italian study found that people ate fewer pretzels when they were served on red plates versus blue or white plates, perhaps because red tends to signal danger. Research also shows that putting food in smaller vessels helps curb mindless consumption.
Take five days off every week from hardcore dieting. An English study found that over the course of four-months, women who kept to a strict diet twice a week, with no more than 2,000 calories on the other five days, lost more weight than those who were told to eat 1,500 calories daily.
Embrace vinegar. Acetic acid, the primary compound in vinegar, slows the speed the stomach empties—meaning that it can increase feelings of satiety. There’s also research that shows it reduces glucose levels and fat storage. Drizzle it on salads, but a few tablespoons in soup, or even take a tablespoon or two medicine-style before each meal.
Make eggs an essential part of your diet routine. In research at Louisiana State University, they found that dieters whose breakfast contained eggs lost more than those whose didn’t—even though the brekkies contained the same number of calories.
Pop the bubbly…water. It’s not that surprising that a lot of times when we reach for food we’re actually just thirsty. But Gullo adds this twist: Carbonated water tricks the body into feeling fuller than regular tap water.
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