Have you ever heard of eating more to weigh less? Doesn’t sound right, does it? But, it is. For example, if you want to lose weight, try adding more fruit to your diet, but not refined grains like bread products.
Did you know your gut bacteria can create anti-obesity compounds from fruit and vegetable fiber? Truly, amazing!
‘Limiting energy-dense foods, fast foods, and sugary drinks that promote weight gain is a cancer prevention recommendation, but no studies have evaluated intake in relation to breast cancer risk in African American (AA) women [1 stacks.cdc.gov]’.
‘Yes, calorie intake can be reduced while controlling hunger. This research brief investigates the impact of eating lowenergy-dense foods on calories consumed, satiety, and body weight [2 CDC]’.
What all this means is eating a whole food plant based diet will help you lose weight and maintain it, antioxidants may prevent some types of cell damage, and fills you up at the dinner table. I lost almost fifty pounds when I decided to go ‘vegetarian’.
For example, I love my vegetable soup. It has everything in it but the ‘kitchen sink’. It is low density nutritious food. Low in calorie and high in nutrition, equals weight loss and weight management at the same time.
I purposely put white beans and potatoes in my soup to make me feel full and satisfied. I have always loved eating soup, but when you make it yourself, it has less salt and other ingredients you’d rather not put in your body.
For example, they put ‘modified food starch’ in many soups, which is wheat gluten used as a thickener. If you are sensitive to grains like wheat, you certainly don’t want this. What’s the work around? Make it yourself. It also tastes much better than canned. You won’t be sorry. Continued.
1 URL stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/30148
Website Title Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Article Title Welcome to CDC stacks | Intake of Energy-Dense Foods, Fast Foods, Sugary Drinks, and Breast Cancer Risk in African American and European American Women – 30148 | CDC Public Access
Date Accessed March 06, 2018
2 CDC energy dense foods for weight management Low-Energy-Dense Foods and Weight Management: Cutting Calories While Controlling Hunger
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.