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Fattening flub: eating a variety of foods
Why it doesn't work: We're hardwired to eat more when faced with a number of different choices. This mechanism gives us a slimming advantage when a spread consists of low-cal, filling fare such as veggies and lean protein. But unless you pass by the snack aisle and plant your cart by the produce bins, chances are your fridge is filled with variety of a different sort.
What does work: It's OK to have a few treats in the house, but limit your stash to one or two types-the rest of your shelf space should be reserved for a range of nutritious foods. Need ideas for what to do with all those veggies, fruit and whole grains? Search our database of delicious recipes.
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