5 foods you shouldn’t give up

Don’t abstain from your favourite foods - try consuming in moderation to mix pleasure with health benefits.



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Peanut butter

The Myth: A minute on the lips...

The Truth: Peanut butter is often thought of as a fattening no-no. In fact, recent research shows nuts can help to reduce or maintain weight due to their high satiety, which means you feel fuller for longer. As a result you're more likely to eat less (25-35 per cent less).

It also seems regular nut eaters have a higher background metabolic rate. This could be because nuts have a poor bioaccessability, so the body has to work harder to digest and absorb them. There's no need to avoid nuts just because of calorie count, just restrict yourself to a small portion to reap their rewards.   

How much can I eat? A dollop of peanut butter that's enough to spread on a piece of toast is the ideal portion. Or if you want to skip the butter, opt for a small handful of nuts.

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I have always beleived that a balanced diet is the best way to go.

If you deprive yourself of things that you are craving, will result in that you just want it more and you might even binge on that specific food. While if you allow yourself  to eat it in moderation, you will feel more satisfied.

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Posted: 20/02/2011 at 22:12

i like chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 10:02

I don't drink beer.  Should I start?
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 13:42

Spam is good too
Posted: 31/05/2011 at 00:12

Ratzer      

Well I do drink beer, wish I had not started!


Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:14

Any mention of pies?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:16

Guinness???
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:25

Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:36

PhilPub wrote (see)
Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.


Before or after the race?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:39

Definitely after.  And for anything over 10k, it should be followed with a sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream.
Posted: 30/07/2011 at 10:19

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