Is monotony really the answer?
You already know that eating a varied diet, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, is the key to optimal health, but when it comes to weight loss, science has proven a case for monotony.
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Researchers at the University of Buffalo and the University of Vermont found that when offered the same meal every day for a week (aka a "mono-lunch"), people consumed about 125 fewer calories on the fifth day than they did on day one. Interestingly, study subjects who switched up their meals consumed 45 calories more at the end of the week. "While it's absolutely true that eating a variety of foods is the best way to meet all your nutritional needs, the mono-diet may be logical for people who get overwhelmed by food options and fall back on familiar, unhealthy choices," says Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., author of "Read It Before You Eat It." "As long as the mono-meal is balanced and healthy, and you like routine and structure, eating the same meal Read More »from Why You Should Eat the Same Meal Every Day