Tuesday, May 12, 2009

U r what you eat : The Science of Appetite

Aku terjumpa artikel menarik kt TIMES. Tetiba aku teringat rejim senaman aku yg dah lama terhenti akibat asyik masyuk layan the Biggest Loser kt Hallmark petang2 tu. Hasilnya akulah the Biggest Gainer sbb badan naik balik...uwaaaa....aku memang tokleh harap betul la bab2 konsistensi cam ni. Malam semalam makan salad la konon (karot+timun jepun+tomato ceri je, bunyi je gempak), tapi bila Kak Long kecik masak nasik aku dah takleh tahan bau telur dadar yg naik terus bau dia ke bilikku. akhirnyaaaa...aku jamah jugek nasik itu setelah bertahan 3 malam tanpa heavy food...hemm, nasib la badan oi...anyway, below are d articles written by sapa tah.. lupa lak nak amik nama :

Nature prefers you fat, but you can take control. New research could explain better approaches to dieting and how to curb your appetite

Eat Fiber
Unrefined foods, especially those that are high in fiber, stimulate appetite-suppressing hormones and make you feel full

Brush Your Teeth
Take a break from that ice cream to brush. The flavor change helps you resist eating more

Be Consistent
Eating breakfast and regularly scheduled meals keeps hormone levels steady and quashes hunger pangs

Slow Down
It takes a while for the brain to realize that the stomach is stretching. Eating slowly gives the brain time to catch on

The Atkins Diet
Philosophy :
Cut carbohydrates—they make you hungrier. Load up on fats and proteins.
How It Works :
When the body takes in very few carbs, it gets its energy by burning fat instead of carbs. This occurs when the liver turns stored fat into chemicals called ketones, which are used for fuel (and can give you less-than-fresh breath).
Downside :
Long-term adherance. It's hard to stick to a diet that restricts such a big chunk of the food pyramid.

The Weight Watchers Diet

Philosophy :
Portion control. Nothing is off-limits, but everything must be in moderation
How It Works :
Smaller portions mean fewer calories are taken in, so less fat gets stored. A point system assigns a value to portions of all sorts of foods to help tabulate—and limit—daily consumption. To lose half a kilogram a week, you generally need to consume 500 fewer calories a day.
Downside :
Small portions can leave stomachs growling.

The Ornish Diet

Philosophy :
Kiss meat goodbye. Cutdown on fats and simple carbs like sugar and alcohol
How It Works :
At nine calories per gram, fat is more than twice as dense as protein and carbs. Thus dieters can consume the same amount of food but still lose weight if they eat less fat. Focusing on complex carbs like whole grains helps stabilize blood sugar, and lots of fiber increases satiety.
Downside :
Giving up meat is hard, but no fatty nuts or avocados? Sheesh


Kak Nora said...

That class photo at the side bar looks familiar, i.e. the surrounding and uniform. Are you former Afzan?

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