Cookies on fushi.co.uk
Forget dieting - losing weight is all about feeling fuller for longer
Let’s face it - diets are boring. They’re boring to follow, boring to complete, and turn dieters into complete bores when they talk about their diet.
So what else can you do to try to lose weight via healthy living this spring? We’ve all heard about making long-term changes to our food intake, such as by switching from white bread and pasta to whole grain options, but how do you deal with the feeling of hunger when you’re cutting calories?
According to new research from the Universities of Aberdeen and Liverpool, the answer may lie with convincing our body that it is full after eating.
As part of a five-year EU funded project, the universities will look into the appetite response of certain foods and how the gastrointestinal tract works to influence signals that control hunger, satiety and food intake.
The researchers explained that nutritional supplements and food products currently on the market are not effective enough because taste and the hedonistic experience of eating food is more important to most people than the health benefits.
This is why overweight individuals tend to reject the low-energy, high-fibre eating plans even though they promote weight loss.
Professor Jason Halford, director of the University of Liverpool’s Human Ingestive Behaviour lab, commented: "Obese and overweight people are less likely to feel full after eating, partly because the energy-dense foods they prefer have a reduced impact on gastrointestinal hormone signals that help promote feelings of satisfaction and fullness.
"If we can produce foods that fill people up quicker and for longer and taste good then we can help moderate appetite whilst maintaining a healthy balanced diet," he added.
In the meantime, the trick to staying fuller for longer is to eat low-density foods that contain water, as these stay in the stomach for longer while they are being digested, helping you achieve that ’just full’ feeling.
Load up on broth-based soups, leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach and mixed salads, fruits like strawberries, apples, blueberries, grapefruit and watermelon, and non-starchy veg, as these contain few calories but help promote satiety.
Posted by Matilda Jones
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) Carrot Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A which, by eliminating toxic build-up and repairing sun-damaged skin, helps to improve skin complexion. Antiseptic properties also assist in reducing breakouts and the formation of acne. It is also great for hydrating the skin. So mixing it with Jojoba oil may help. I would also recommend mixing Jojoba oil and Tamanu oil as both have great moisturising properties and are great for acne prone skin. Hope this helps!
- Carrot Oil for Face I have acne. I have been using jojoba oil only but I noticed my face is sometimes dry. If I add carrot oil will it help moisturize my face and clear the spots or should I join argan oil to the mix?
- Ashwagandha Dosage for AnxietyI found a supplement that is 500 mg, 120 Count. Do you recommend taking 1 capsule daily? or 2 capsules? I also take thyroid medication and an SSRI among other things.