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Avoid Sabotaging Your Diet With The Holidays


Brenda Davy, a nutrition professor at Virginia Tech, conducted a study with 48 middle aged and older adults, dividing them into two groups on low-calorie diets. One group was instructed to drink two cups of water before meals. "We were interested in whether or not that would help them eat less and lose more weight over 12 weeks. And in fact, it did," says Davy. That group lost about 5 more pounds than the other group.Joining the clean plate clubMost of us were taught to clean our plates when we were kids, and the pattern has continued into adulthood. A recent Cornell University study found that adults eat nearly all the food they serve themselves. At restaurants, ask for a to-go box right when the meal is brought to the table and save half the food for another time. At a buffet, sample mini small portions of a variety of dishes.

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