Take it to go
Americans have an obsession with joining the so-called “clean plate club, but asking for a doggie bag may break this unhealthy habit, according to a study in Appetite. In the study, participants who were offered the option to take a slice of pizza home were much more likely to do that than clean their plates, but when this wasn’t an option, they were more likely to say they wanted to eat it and downplay how unhealthy it is to overeat. “Providing another mechanism for consumption closure, such a doggy bag, dampens the effect of wanting to eat more,” says Kelly Haws, a marketing professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, in a news release.
Eat a hearty breakfast
When people who were obese and had type 2 diabetes ate a high-energy breakfast, they lost weight, improved their diabetes and needed less insulin, according to research presented at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.”This study shows that, in obese insulin-treated type 2 diabetes patients, a diet with three meals per day, consisting of a big breakfast, average lunch, and small dinner, had many rapid and positive effects compared to the traditional diet with six small meals evenly distributed throughout the day: better weight loss, less hunger, and better diabetes control while using less insulin,” says lead study author Daniela Jakubowicz, MD, professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel, in a news release.
Choose the diet that works best … for you
There are so many choices out there from low-carb and low-fat to the Mediterranean and DASH diet.”Pick the pattern that you like best because no plan is more effective than others for weight loss,” Dr. Kahan says. “Following your taste will be the most reasonable and sustainable as long as you moderate the amounts you eat.” Here’s what it’s like to really follow the ketogenic diet.