An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!

OK, here we go again. Now this week it is apples. The good thing is I actually like apples. Granny Smith apples that is. If I could remember to eat one before I grab that bag of chips or piece of cookie, I would really be doing something.  Let's give this a try and see what happens!!!

Here's the secret to weight loss: It's all about crowding out, not cutting out. Crowding out is a term used in nutritional circles to describe how to eat in a healthy way so that you never even have the chance to feel hungry. You literally crowd out the junk you think you want to eat by choosing to eat key foods throughout the day so that you're always satisfied. Isn't that preferable to depriving yourself of foods and white-knuckling it all the way?

When you gradually add in nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods, you simply stop feeling cravings. You run out of space in your belly for the old junk. Instead of craving, you feel full, fulfilled, and content.

Here's how it works: All you have to do to get started is to add healthier choices to whatever else you're already eating. Before you dig into whatever it is you really want to eat, have something with some natural fiber in it -- ideally, an apple -- because in all the medical literature, the one dietary component most associated with weight loss is fiber consumption. The reason fiber helps us control our weight is that it fills the belly yet yields few calories since fiber is, for the most part, not something that we can digest. It also slows down the digestion of food, so you get a slow and steady source of glucose sans the rollercoaster ride of blood sugar crazies and the cravings that follow.

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