My previous posts have always been toward trying to help people lose weight. I am one person following my own theories and they worked and are working up to now. Here are the no-nonsense tips that I follow DAILY:
If you want to lose weight…
- EAT, But stop when you feel you’re already FULL and Leave the table at once.
- CHEW your food properly so it will take time for you to finish a meal and by the time you’re halfway through…you’re FULL!
- Avoid the visual stimulation of food… the longer you stay in the table, the more likely you’ll eat more!
Then of course… you MOVE!
A recent article publsihed in the British Medical Journal confirms these basic prinicples:
Participants 3287 adults (1122 men, 2165 women) aged 30-69 who participated in surveys on cardiovascular risk from 2003 to 2006.
Main outcome measures Body mass index (overweight 25.0) and the dietary habits of eating until full (lifestyle questionnaire) and speed of eating (validated brief self administered questionnaire).
Results 571 (50.9%) men and 1265 (58.4%) women self reported eating until full, and 523 (45.6%) men and 785 (36.3%) women self reported eating quickly. For both sexes the highest age adjusted mean values for height, weight, body mass index, and total energy intake were in the eating until full and eating quickly group compared with the not eating until full and not eating quickly group. The multivariable adjusted odds ratio of being overweight for eating until full was 2.00 (95% confidence interval 1.53 to 2.62) for men and 1.92 (1.53 to 2.40) for women and for eating quickly was 1.84 (1.42 to 2.38) for men and 2.09 (1.69 to 2.59) for women. The multivariable odds ratio of being overweight with both eating behaviours compared with neither was 3.13 (2.20 to 4.45) for men and 3.21 (2.41 to 4.29) for women.
Conclusion Eating until full and eating quickly are associated with being overweight in Japanese men and women, and these eating behaviours combined may have a substantial impact on being overweight.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________There you go…Simple tips and simple measures that will surely WORK for ALL!