Wanting to avoid holiday weight gain?

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Follow your bodies “satiety signals”– your body’s ability to gauge that you have eaten an appropriate amount.

1.  Mindless or distracted eating (like standing/talking/AND eating or eating while driving) can make food-intake-memory fuzzy.  This seems to override the effects of the body’s satiety signals.

2.  In a 2006 study, when people ate what was named a “meal” they consumed less at the next meal than when the same amount of food was named a “snack.”

Take home points: Pay attention to your food during mealtime and consider it a “meal”, not a snack.

Enjoy the holidays!

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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