Make Your Food ‘Boring’ To Lose The Kilos


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Make Your Food “Boring” To Lose The Kilo’s

They say variety is the “spice of life.”

But it seems that when it comes to food,
“boring” is the way to go.

I’ve just come across a 2011 study published
in The Journal of Clinical Nutrition that
suggests being boring with your food choices
can help you lose the pounds. [1]

For this study, researchers set out to investigate
long-term food habituation in obese and
non-obese people.

So we’re on the same page, let me give you
a brief explanation of what habituation is.

Simply put, it’s when a repeated action no
longer produces the same result.

A quick example… do you drink coffee?

If so, you can probably think back to the time
when you tried your first cup of joe. Chances
are you felt jittery, and maybe even felt your
heart beat a little faster.

But if you kept on drinking coffee, chances are you
felt that kind of reaction less and less. And you’ve
probably noticed that the more coffee you drink, the
more it takes for you to stay “awake” and get the
effects of the caffeine.

This is habituation. Your body’s receptors become
less responsive to the caffeine, so it takes more of
it to get a response.

So this study wanted to see what happens
when you’re exposed to the same food, again
and again.

The researchers in this study recruited 32 women.

Half were obese and the other half were not.
They were randomly divided into two groups:

Group 1 was the “Weekly Group.” This group of
women participated in once-a-week experimental
food exposure. This lasted for five weeks.

Group 2 was the “Daily Group.” They participated
in the same experimental food exposure for just five
consecutive days.

During the experimental food exposure sessions, the
women were asked to complete a series of tasks, after
which they were given a 125-calorie portion of macaroni
and cheese.

The women were allowed to complete more tasks in
order to receive more food, with no limit placed on how
much more food they could “work” for.

As you may have guessed, the “Weekly Group”
increased their total caloric intake by almost 30
calories a day.

The “Daily Group” decreased their caloric intake by
100-calories a day.

Also, it’s important to note that there were no
significant differences in how obese women responded
versus non-obese participants.

This study suggests what many of us have suspected…
making the same food choices on a regular basis will
help you eat less!

Sure, it might be a little boring. But if your goal is to
lose weight this coming year and get in the best shape
of your life, it might be worth your while.

Plus, if you analyze most people who successfully
make a dramatic physique transformation, you’ll find
that the majority of them eat the same foods day in
and day out.

Once you’re in “maintenance” mode, then you can
go back to putting in a little more variety and mix
things up accordingly.

And when you make those resolutions, remember to
take consistent action on them. It’s the only way
you’ll actually achieve what you’ve set out to do.

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[1] L. H. Epstein, K. A. Carr, M. D. Cavanaugh,
R. A. Paluch, M. E. Bouton. Long-term habituation
to food in obese and nonobese women. American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011;
DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.009035

Quote Corner

“The indispensable first step to getting
the things that you want out of life is this:
decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

Eat Yourself Thin

Glazed Nuts
(Serves Sixteen)

1 egg white
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound walnut halves

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
(150 degrees C). Coat a baking sheet
with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, beat egg white until foamy.
Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger,
and vanilla. Add nuts, and stir to coat. Spread
evenly onto prepared pan.

4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or
until well toasted and golden brown. Remove from
oven, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Ready: 45 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 218 / Total Fat: 18.5g /
Cholesterol: 0mg / Sodium: 6mg / Total Carbs: 11.6g /
Dietary Fiber: 2.4g / Protein: 4.6g

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