Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chips, Food Ruin a Diet

Chips, Food Ruin a Diet
Likes to snack potato chips? Should immediately stop the habit if you do not want more weight shot up. Based on the results of research from Harvard, potato chips, french fries, and almost all processed potato products are the foods 'contribution' greatest impact on weight gain.

For 20 years, scientists have conducted a study of more than 100,000 men and women. The study found that the respondents gained weight about 1.52 kg every 4 years. So, if added together, the average person gained weight up to 7.71 kg over 20 years.

The reason? After further investigation, it appeared that some certain foods can trigger weight gain significantly. The result, potato chips are the worst foods for weight loss programs, accounted for up to 0.77 kg. In the second place, still occupied by other processed foods are potato fries.

Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health explains, fries increased production of glucose and insulin in the blood. This causes the desire to eat increases and trigger the people want to eat larger portions at your next meal. So calories diasup any more than necessary.

In addition to potatoes, there are some foods that become 'actors' high weight gain. Drinks containing sugar accounted for about 0.45 kg (per 4 years), while alcohol 0.19 kg and 0.43 kg of meat around.

Our findings conclude, changes in lifestyle and diet are very large slightest effect on the body. Be it good or bad effects," said Dr. Dariush, as quoted by the Huffington Post.

Dr. Dariush suggested to reduce the consumption of refined foods, foods that have gone through various stages of processing. For example, frozen potatoes, white bread, processed meats, sweets, sodas, crackers / biscuits and breakfast cereals low in fiber.

Increase consumption of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits and nuts. According to the study, these foods can help weight loss programs. For example, one serving of vegetables can reduce weight as much as 0.1 kg. Adding whole grains in the daily diet, weight loss can be reduced by 0.17 kg and fruits almost 0.5 kg. Nuts and yogurt, helps in weight 0.8 kg respectively. If added together, in four years you could lose 2.37 kg. Yet coupled with exercise and diet are recommended.

Food mentioned above does have calories and fat, but in small amounts. In addition, high fiber, thus giving faster satiety and hunger for longer. Eat regularly, will help accelerate weight loss.

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