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Research: Buckwheat may promote satiety

Buckwheat combined with satiety increases satiety.

Nearly every dieter is looking for that magic gun that will reduce their dietary intake and promote weight loss.  Researchers have long pointed to a diet rich in whole grains as a potential panacea toward weight loss and maintenance.  Whole grains have been linked to multiple beneficial health outcomes, including cardiovascular health, weight loss, and a decreased risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes. While wheat is considered a dominant grain crop in Canada and the United States, other minor crops, including gluten-free buckwheat, become popular alternatives to wheat products such as couscous.  Many of the other grains are considered to be healthier alternatives to wheat because of the higher fiber and lower gluten content.  You can quickly figure out why Buckwheat might be superior to wheat for weight control.

 

Research: Soy protein also increases satiety

Soy protein induces satiety similar to animal sources.  

There are many studies that show that a plant-based diet can help you live longer and healthier.  Plant-based protein tends to be higher in carbohydrates and fiber.  Plant-based protein also tends to be of lower quality unless you acquire it from multiple sources.  These statements may lead medical providers to recommend that patients not partake in a weight loss program while dieting because every calorie counts and there is some evidence to indicate that it will take more to get the total amino acid requirements to meet your nutritional needs.  More food will lead to more calories, and this would be more difficult to lose weight.  If you stick to a lower calorie count, it might be fair to assume that you might have less satiety.  

 

Research: Frequency, not amount lowers cravings

The frequency of foods consumption can lower cravings.

We all crave certain foods and the craving of these foods can be near to impossible to avoid consumption.  A food craving is simply an intense desire for a specific food and they differ from person to person.  Food cravings are thought to be the result of social conditioning with the consumption of certain foods.  One person may crave salty foods and another may want something sweet.  This desire can seem uncontrollable and the hunger may not be satisfied until they get that particular food.  The question has always been how do we limit of control cravings?  

 

Research: Beef as a part of a higher protein diet for weight loss

Lean Beef can be a successful part of a high-protein diet for weight loss.

Everywhere I turn, someone is suggesting a vegetarian diet or avoiding red meat.  Red meat is a central part of much of the western diets and a major contributor to overall protein intake within the United States.  The animal rights folks continuously try to guilt us into avoiding animal meat or will use science to encourage meat eaters to limit or cease eating meat.  Most of us find it extremely difficult to avoid meat and to be honest, I am not sure I would want to cut meat completely out of my diet.  The question is whether red mean can be a healthy part of a weight loss diet?

 

Weight loss tip: Eat Eggs

Eggs can help you lose weight!  

You have probably read somewhere, been told by a friend or doctor, or watch a TV show that has indicated that you should avoid eggs as a part of your daily breakfast.  They have been tied to more dastardly poor health conditions than the most villainous of comic book heroes.  The problem is that these recommendations could not be further from the truth.  In fact, when eaten the right way and in moderation, eggs are a healthy source of protein and will keep your mind functioning and your belly feeling full.  Best of all, eating eggs can be part of a balanced diet that may also help you lose a few inches around your waist.

 

Research: No evidence artificial sweeteners provide benefits

The evidence is lacking to back the use of artificial sweeteners.

Non-sugar sweeteners or artificial sweeteners have been around for hundreds of years.  Medical providers have recommended them to patients for decades to help reduce patient risks for obesity and Diabetes.  It just makes sense that they would work to decrease the risk of both.  The sweeteners have nearly zero calories and are replacing sugar which is what we measure when we suspect that you have Diabetes.  

 





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