Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fighting Fat

This is from the May 2007 issue of Prevention. It's got workouts and eating plans to drop 2 sizes in 8 weeks.

5 proven strategies that shrink your most stubborn fat by Elizabeth Somer, RD
1. Cue your portion (We all know that one!)
2. Graze don't gorge: 3 small meals and two or three snacks no more than 4 hours apart
3. Cut 100 calories per meal: skip croutons on the salad, use 1 less tablespoon of butter on bread
4. Choose extra filling foods; A study of 150 overweight people found that those who ate soup every day for a year lost 50% more weight. Munching on a salad before your meal may cut your calorie intake by 12%.
5. Pass on processed junk

Foods that fight fat
Oatmeal
Vegetable juice
Nuts (a few small servings)
Fat-free milk - as calcium intake increases, body fat decreases
Green tea - compounds in this tea may help boost metabolism and fat-burning abilities

3 comments:

Kaye Dacus said...

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement!

Sally said...

Foods that fight fat--sadly I like none of them.

Mama Bear June said...

Sally, this was just a sampling. There are other lean high protein things that burn fat, too. :-)