10 Ways to Control Your Eating

1. Chew gum in the grocery store Maybe you’ve heard you shouldn't shop for food when you’re hungry. Well, you might want to pop in a piece of sugarless gum before you head down the aisles, too. While chewing gum, people felt less hungry and had fewer junk-food cravings, according to two studies. As a result, the people bought fewer high-calorie snack foods, like chips, and brought home more healthy options, like vegetables. 2. Serve yourself healthy stuff first Whether you’re having a meal at home or choosing from a cafeteria line, load your plate with the healthiest items first. Diners at buffets tend to take larger servings of the first few foods they see, a study shows. So, think...

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5 Weight loss and nutrition myths

Myth: Fad diets will help me lose weight and keep it off   Fact: Fad diets are not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. These diets often promise quick weight loss if you strictly reduce what you eat or avoid some types of foods. Some of these diets may help you lose weight at first. But these diets are hard to follow. Most people quickly get tired of them and regain any lost weight. Fad diets may be unhealthy. They may not provide all of the nutrients your body needs. Also, losing more than 3 pounds a week after the first few weeks may increase your chances of developing gallstones (solid matter in the gallbladder that...

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9 Things that happen to your body when you crash diet

1. It can reduce your metabolic rate A high metabolism is key to losing weight, but crash dieting can actually make your metabolic rate lower. "Muscle breakdown is much greater with extreme dieting, rather than a steady prolonged approach. Less muscle reduces your metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you burn while resting and can ultimately result in weight gain later on. 2. It can weaken your immune system By depriving yourself of essential minerals and vitamins you risk weakening your immune system, and we all know that a low immune system makes getting ill far more likely - not what you want while you're away on holiday. If you cut out all fatty foods from your diet, absorbing...

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