Eat– for Good Health

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

Instructions
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

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8 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Janessa Breckenridge

    I need to get out GOLD STANDARD OF THIN for a re-read. Yesterday was truly an over-the-top eating fest that included lots of ice cream.

  2. Dr. Jill

    GOLD STANDARD OF THIN is absolutely the best diet book I’ve ever read. You and your daughter Janice put so much heart and soul into it. I was impressed with all the science behind it.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Thanks, Jill. We gathered facts for a year and put our best motivational tactics into “the little gold suitcase.” It’s important to know how many calories to consume daily in order to lose weight (a pound or two a week). The formula is your individual present weight times 7. For instance, a woman who weighs 130– multiply 130 by 7. Calories are 910.

  4. Reba Studebaker

    I agree that thick liquidy foods are great filler-uppers, Kathleen. That’s how the smoothie franchises stay in business!

  5. Kathleen Rowland

    Have to agree with you, Reba. If I’m starving, I know I can grab a smoothie, feel hydrated (sometimes I drink water with it) and know it will be a healthy lunch. Nothing wrong with a giant smoothie– unless it’s made with ice cream, but then that would not be a smoothie. It would be an ice cream shake!

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    Dash, weight loss needs to be individualized for sure. Well, I am heading out to swim my laps– it’s a beautiful day in SoCal.

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