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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Appetite Suppressant- potatoes!

Potatoes

 My favorite comfort food dinner is a baked potato with scrambled eggs. When I read information like what I found below I realize my body is looking for foods that satisfy, keeping me full for the short and long term. A simple baked potato can help us manage our hunger. Read below:

Chow on Potatoes
The no-carb craze made spuds out to be dietary villains, but these starches actually have appetite-slaying superpowers. They contain a special type of starch that resists digestive enzymes. Because potatoes take a while to break down, they stay in your intestine longer, delaying the onset of hunger pangs, says Katherine Beals, Ph.D., R.D., a clinical associate professor of nutrition at the University of Utah. Have a baked potato with dinner (a medium spud is only about 100 calories) or better yet, try potato salad made with vinegar instead of fattening mayo; chilling cooked potatoes increases their hunger-busting abilities. Of course, potatoes cooked in a vat of oil (think French fries and chips) are still bad for your bottom line.

Read more at Women's Health: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/appetite-control#ixzz2BO9BdIqA