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3 Easy (but Hidden) Keys to Weight Control
Of course what you eat and how much of it are the most important things when it comes to weight control.
But there are some simple things you can do repeatedly to keep from gaining weight over your lifetime. Make these habits which you don’t even have to think about and they will make it so much easier to lose or maintain bodyweight. I’ve already written about these things several times before, and they overlap with each other, but they’re worth repeating.
- Eat a little bit of protein at every meal
- Eat more fiber.
- Eat things that are going to take a while to eat.
A little bit of protein slows down the insulin response to whatever it is you’re eating. The more you control your insulin and blood sugar, the healthier you’ll be. Protein also provides crucial amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, and it will make you feel full, preventing you from eating more junk food and empty calories. Eating fiber also fills you up, lowers cholesterol, and aids in elimination. Fiber prevents weight gain and overeating. Lastly, take your time eating. Enjoy your meal, and the company if you have it. Deliberately choose foods like lean meats, cucumbers, apples, pears, peppers, and broccoli, which take time to consume. This will slow you down and trick your brain into thinking you ate more than you did.
To control weight in the modern world, you need to pull out all the stops.
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