Food Rut: Beware of Boredom (cont.)
She says the key to losing weight on a varied diet is to choose foods with low calorie density and avoid those with lots of calories packed into a small serving. For example, 1/4 cup of raisins has 100 calories. Their low-density counterpart is grapes, which have 100 calories in 1 2/3 cups.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
Are you boring yourself silly with your eating rut? Think about it from a historical perspective. A few centuries ago, people would have killed to break the monotony of the same-old, same-old. In fact, they did. They fought each other in the Spice Wars.
But you don't have to go to such extremes. Here are some ideas for getting out of the rut:
And don't forget to enjoy the adventure!
Originally published Sept. 2, 2003
SOURCE: Patrick O'Neil, PhD, director, Weight Management Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; spokesman, North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Barbara J. Rolls, PhD, Guthrie Chair in nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, State College. WebMD Medical News: "Diet Shakes Can Help People Control Their Weight."
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