Strange But True Fitness Tips #15: Eat More to Eat Less

Overeating is a HUGE problem for overweight people struggling to lose weight. Hunger pangs can cause you to chow down on foods you know you shouldn't be eating, as self-discipline is at its weakest when your stomach is growling. It turns out that eating more can actually help you to eat less! How is that possible? When you eat high-calorie, nutrient-dense foods--such as peanut butter, cream cheese, or turkey--you'll find that the foods satisfy your hunger more effectively than "light", nutritionally-lacking foods like cookies or pretzels. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source:[/caption] Let's say you're hungry, so you decide to grab a 100-calorie snack of popcorn or bread. Within a few minutes, the carbs have been digested and you are hungry once more. Now, let's say you grab a 300-calorie snack of peanut butter and celery sticks. The fat, fiber, and protein in the food takes MUCH longer to digest, and your body will still be processing it when meal time rolls around. Instead of shrinking your snacks, shrink your meals! Have larger snacks between smaller meals, and you'll find you're far less hungry throughout the day.  
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