Best Diet for Losing Weight
You need To Know About Losing Weight
At any one time in Britain, around 10 million people are trying
to lose weight and most of them fail. This programme, fronted by
doctor-turned-journalist Michael Mosley, investigates the latest
scientific breakthroughs in slimming, uncovering
10 of the simplest ways to shed those pounds. The
was backed up with research and practical demonstrations.
Don't skip meals. A CT scan of the brain showed the brain lighting
up when a volunteer who had skipped breakfast was shown pictures
of high calorie, high fat food and little reaction to low-cal food.
The volunteer who had eaten breakfast scan showed no difference
between pics of low calorie food and high calorie food. The area
of the brain lighting up was one associated with appetite so the
brain was guiding choice towards calorie laden food (think pastries
at morning break)
rich breakfast (or any other meal) keeps you satisfied for longer
because it triggers the release of more of the chemical that tells
the brain you are full. At last someone questioning the value of
low-fat dairy products helps the body to excrete more unabsorbed
fat than usual. Dairy calcium binds with fat in the small intestine
and passes through without being absorbed. So skimmed milk, low-fat
yoghurt, cottage cheese, fromage frais etc all help to carry away
fat in the gut. To prove it, Blur guitarist-turned-farmer Alex James
sportingly agreed to follow a high-dairy diet for one week, while
sending off regular poo samples to a lab in Holland. He followed
this with a week-long low-dairy diet, which contained exactly the
same number of calories. Amazingly, Alex excreted more than double
the amount of fat on the high-dairy diet.
The 'burn' from exercise carries on well into the next day. The
volunteer ran at 4mph for 90 minutes and his fat burn measured.
It wasn't that impressive but next day showed how it had carried
on. The body accesses carbohydrates easily during exercise and has
to use stored body fat to run everything over the next hours - impressive.
Building small amounts of 'activity' into daily routine significantly
increases heart rate and calorie expenditure. The volunteer was
Aimee Lamee, US comedienne and broadcaster. She was more active
at home, spent less time sitting at lunchtime and more time walking
and talking, she did her radio show standing up and moving around.
It made a significant difference.
People generally under-report their calorie intake by 40 to 60%.
An actress was having a very large bowl of fruit salad on the programme
and so thought was eating healthily and was surprised how many calories
it contained. Count and record everything, including every snack
and calorie laden sauce.
Change your plate size from 12 inches to 10 inches. And choose low-calorie
options of all your favourite foods.
Soup fills you up for longer it's
all to do with the particular way the stomach shrinks and expands
and was demonstrated using ultrasound scans of Territorial Army
recruits. The same food was served to two groups of soldiers. Half
ate chicken, rice and vegetable on a plate with a glass of water.
The other half ate the identical food and water liquidized and served
as a soup. Stomach scans showed the soup still in the stomach long
after the other group's stomachs were empty and calling to be fed.
The same applies to
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