Inside your body, a war is waging between the cells that make up muscle and those that make up fat. How can you be sure muscle wins the battle? By following these slim-down strategies from The Women’s Health Diet. You’ll drop kilos and earn a lean physique – minus the hunger pangs…
Or a bush, stalk, or vine. Your goal is to fill your body with as many fat-discouraging nutrients as possible, and the very best sources of them are fruits and vegetables – and nuts too. A study at the University of California at Los Angeles found that the typical normal-weight person consumed about two servings of fruit a day, while the average overweight person ate just one a day. Another study found that eating fruit at the beginning of a meal reduces overall kilojoule intake by 15 percent.
Eating from trees will also give you more omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight abdominal fat. Some great plant sources of omega-3s are walnuts and flaxseeds.
Your Plan: Include fruits and vegetables in every meal and most snacks.
Slim-Down Trick: Eat these slimming foods first. You'll consume fewer calories from other foods, and the fiber will help reduce blood-sugar swings that lead to hunger.
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