Posted by Minnie Mahendru on December 06, 2012

Grab an egg

The protein enriched egg keeps the stomach full for a longer time. Protein consumption has also shown to prevent an increase in blood sugar, which promotes food cravings.

Have Beans

The digestive hormone, cholecystokinin, has natural appetite suppressing qualities.

A study on 8 men at the University of California at Davis showed twice the amount of levels of the hormone after eating beans as compared to a low fiber meal. The blood sugar levels are controlled by beans and these also lower cholesterol levels.

Have Salad

You can put a leash on the calorie intake by eating a large salad before a meal, but remember to keep the salad dressing at bay.

A study conducted on 42 women at Penn State University showed that those who consumed a huge plateful of low calorie salad ate 12% less pasta offered. A salad with dressing is also loaded with disease fighters as Folic acid, carotenoids, lycopene, and Vitamin E and C.

Drink green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants – catechins, which aid burning of fat and speeding up the metabolism of the body.

Eat fruits

A medium sized pear has 6 grams of high-fiber content. They are followed by 3 grams of fiber found in apple. Both the fruits have pectin fiber that is known for bringing down blood sugar levels. Have a grapefruit it contains, phytochemicals that are good for reducing insulin levels.

Eat Lean beef

Lean beef and fish have amino acid leucine that can help you trim down and also help in retaining the calorie-burning muscle. It also helps in reducing the hunger pangs, suggest studies.

Use olive oil

The extra virgin olive oil helps in keeping the middle age pounds at bay. The oil helps one in burning calories as it is a monosaturated fat. The oil can be used for sautéing veggies, as a salad dressing, or as a dip to accompany crackers or bread.

Have High-fiber cereal for breakfast

Eat a bowl of high fiber cereal for breakfast. The people eating this for breakfast eat less than the those consuming less fiber content in the morning.

Sprinkle Cinnamon

Research shows that a dash of cinnamon helps in managing post-meal insulin spikes. Ingestion of this miracle powder also shows a lowering in cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and triglycerides.

There are some other “WOW” foods in our larders at home. Use some vinegar, Pick a packet of tofu, a handful of nuts, or spruce up your meal with some hot red peppers. Out of these Some boost the metabolism and some help in maintaining the blood sugar levels in the body but finally help achieve the goal- crunching down the Calorie count.

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