Why Weight Comes Late 3 Tips
March 18, 2007 3:20pm CST
Wheat's Not The 'Whole' Story watch out for products that masquerade as healthy by proclaiming their "wheat" content proudly. While these foods may indeed contain wheat, it might be refined and it's not providing the nutrients and fiber of whole wheat by a long shot. Just think of the marshmallow-soft loaves of white bread, which can honestly list 'wheat' as the top ingredient. Even the term "multi-grain" really only tells you that the flour used has come from several different grains - not that the grains used are "whole." 2. Why Weight Comes Late There may be some truth to the belief that calories consumed in the evening tend to be stored rather than burned, especially if you're inactive after eating them. But the greater truth may be that it's simply easier to eat more and do less in the evenings. For example, many evening meals are eaten in restaurants where food content is richer, portions are larger, and dessert is common. And at home, there's unlimited access to the refrigerator and constant distraction from the television, which promotes snacking. Try to examine your lunchtime habits and, if healthier, incorporate them into your evenings. 3. Alternative Health Soy: It Does A Body Good Post-menopausal women are at risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. However, studies now show that women can cut their risk by consuming soy. To lower your risk of osteoporosis and increase your bone density in your spine, consume 40 grams of soy protein a day. A recent study found that women who consumed soy with isoflavones maintained bone density, while those who didn't consume isoflavones actually lost bone density. In general, if you substitute soy for animal protein, you'll lose less calcium from your bones because animal protein causes calcium loss.