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Grazing Help Weight Loss

Normally cattle graze. Now "Grazing" (or Snacking) is fast becoming the American way of eating, according to nutritionists. If you have a problem keeping a healthy weight, you may want to try grazing.


Grazing is a pattern of eating that involves consuming multiple meals throughout the day. The idea is that if you eat small portions every few hours, it will keep your hunger under control, metabolism elevated and energy levels high. By adopting this eating pattern, you will obtain other health benefits as well. A study conducted at the University of Cambridge found that eating more frequently lowered levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), according to the Cleveland Clinic.


Stock up on healthy foods. Even though you are going to eat smaller portions, choose foods that are high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar and sodium. Chicken breasts, lean beef, fish, turkey loins, eggs, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans are quality foods. These foods are quality sources of protein and complex carbs, which can help fill you up and keep you feeling full between meals.


Eat every two to three hours. Combine protein and complex carbs with every meal. A whole-wheat pita with sliced turkey breast, lettuce, tomato and mustard is a balanced meal example. (Source: http://www.livestrong.com)


A quick and easy way to plan meals is to think half! For instance, enjoy half of your lunch at noon, just put the fork down and then eat the rest 3 hours later. (Source: Eating Smaller, More Frequent Meals by Megan Porter, RD)


To maintain a healthy weight , you can make vegetable drinks with a powerful blender, please check www.healthyping.com to find the Green drink for detoxification, Red drink for enhance energy and Natto and beans drink for protein supply.


To help loss weight, you need to drink enough water 64 OZ a day. Researchers in Germany report that water consumption increases the rate at which people burn calories.


To keep weight off, exercise 5 days a week for 30 minutes. Tai Chi, Yogilates, Pilates and Yuga are recommended: these slow movements, stretching and balancing exercises are safe and low impact to joints but also help burn off calories. For example Tai Chi, using slow movements, will actually help you burn off more calories than surfing and even downhill skiing.


For more information please call Dr. Lu at (661) 513-9265, Ping’s Acupuncture/Bamboo Acupuncture.

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