Curb hunger and melt fat with thicker foods! When the weather is cold, make soups creamier by adding pureed vegetables. In summer thicken smoothies by adding fat free yogurt or crushed ice, and you’ll consume fewer calories effortlessly. The thicker the food, the more filling it is, and feeling full prompts a steep drop in the appetite-reviving hormone ghrelin, reports the journal HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. Bonus– when ghrelin is lower, your metabolism is higher.
Ingredients for my peach-blackberry smoothie:
3/4 cup(s) ice cube(s)
2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered
1/4 cup(s) fresh blackberries
1/2 cup(s) fat free yogurt
Place ice in a blender container; add peaches, blackberries and yogurt.
Blend on high until smooth and ice is completely crushed, about 3 to 4 minutes. Yields 1 serving.
GOLD STANDARD OF THIN is a guide to steady weight loss and rich health.Eat– for Good Health, Kathleen Rowland’s peach-blackberry smoothie