Does downsizing your diet backfire because it supersizes your appetite? If you're so hungry by mealtime that you wind up stuffing yourself silly when you hit the table, you need to take the edge off beforehand. Try eating these. All can tame your flying fork.
Nuts: Having a smidge of healthy fat -- the kind that nuts are full of -- 20 minutes before a meal tells your brain, "Hey, I'm not really that hungry." No wonder they're called "good" fats! They stimulate the production of cholecystokinin (CCK), a hormone that not only turns off appetite alarms but also slows the emptying of your stomach. You start to feel full before you even get started. It only takes about 70 calories' worth -- that's 6 walnuts, 12 almonds, or 20 peanuts.
Dried plums: Yep, thanks to heaps of hunger-quelling fiber, the wrinkled, old-fashioned dried fruit formerly known as prunes has the power to help you eatRead More »from 5 Ways to Ruin Your Appetite (So You Can Finally Lose Those 10 Pounds)