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How to Eat, Drink and Make Your Body Shrink

Jan 11, 2011

Trying to make your body thin can often be a very difficult process. Choosing the right foods and in the right portion sizes can at times seem almost impossible. However, it is possible to actually succeed in weight loss attempts. For best results, be sure to increase water and fiber intake, choose the right portion sizes, and using moderation when it comes to choosing desserts. With some luck, you will be down to your ideal body weight in no time at all.

Increase Water Intake

One of the best ways to eat and drink your way to a healthier body is to increase the amount of water that you consume on a regular basis. Studies have shown that people who drink high amounts of water eat substantially less caloric meals than those who do not take in as many liquids. This is due to the fact that water is a very satiating product. Drinking high amounts of it can help to keep you feeling full. While water is the best choice when trying to lose weight, low fat milks, natural juices and other fluids that are low in calories and fat may also be a good choice.

Increase Fiber Intake

Increasing fiber intake can also be a successful way to help make your body shrink. Fiber is found most often in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and like water, is a very satiating product. This is due primarily to their relatively bulky size. Since fiber-rich foods are so large, they can take up a lot of room in the stomach, and leave you feeling full for a long period of time. Fiber rich foods are not only important for weight loss, but can also be successful in the treatment of a number of other chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease and some types of cancers.

Choose the Right Portion Sizes

Choosing the right portion sizes is another important step when it comes to trying to make your body shrink. Studies have shown that over the last several decades, portion sizes have grown significantly, as has the size of the average adult. For best results, be sure to understand exactly what is considered to be one serving of the particular food item that is being served. As obesity becomes more and more of a problem, more restaurants are starting to offer nutritional information to customers. This means that you can eat the correct portion sizes both at home and in restaurants.

Use Moderation When Choosing Desserts

One of the best ways to lose weight and stay thin is to use moderation when it comes to choosing desserts. Instead of eating a whole slice of pie, cake or other sweet food, eat only a few bites or enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. This way, you won't feel deprived, and you'll still get the sweet ending to the meal that you crave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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