Elite Miami Personal Training has another tip you should try for the New Year. In order to lose weight, you have to first reach for the green stuff and a lot of it. Vegetables will help your tummy feel fuller, faster and you’re less likely to overeat. Also, it has many health benefits. Here’s some information to help you start 2016 off the right and healthy way.
Tip #2: Fiber: Remember to eat plenty of vegetables.
After working with over a 1000 clients at Elite Miami Personal Training, I’ve learned that fiber is the key to weight loss and keeping the weight off for the rest of your life. The average American eats less then 13 grams of fiber a day and according to the Institute of Medicine, women need 25 grams of fiber per day, and men need 38 grams per day. Some experts recommend even more.
Fiber has no magical fat-burning properties. It simply helps you feel full without adding a lot of extra calories to your diet. When you have a chicken with 2 cups of broccoli, instead of chicken and a cup of rice, for example, you’re not only eating fewer calories — you’re less likely to feel hungry again an hour later.
(At mealtime, try eating your vegetables first before you eat the protein)
“It’s choosing the most intelligent calories,” says Rebecca Blake, director of clinical nutrition at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City.
How exactly does fiber guard against hunger pangs? Simple: It fills your stomach, stimulating receptors that tell your brain that it’s time to stop eating.
You’ll also need to drink plenty of H20, about eight glasses a day, to move fiber through your digestive system, and that helps against hunger too. “All that water contributes to feelings of fullness and controls thirst, which can often be confused with hunger,” says Stephanie Polizzi, a registered dietitian nutritionist.
But also a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and a ton a other great benefits. But that’s for another time.
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