Can you tell me why you should eat more to
lose weight? That sounds counter-intuitive. It’s a little more complicated than that.
If you are starving yourself regularly like fasting or ultra-low calorie diets, your metabolism
shifts gears. I burn a lot of calories. While you burn more calories than you take
in during the diet, your body becomes more efficient with what it takes in. Then you
end up gaining more weight when you return to a normal diet. Then eating more food means I’ll get even
fatter. You should shift your diet. Eat more high
fiber, low calorie foods. That isn’t the same thing as eating more food. Eat foods like watermelon, celery, apples
and other healthy things with a low nutrient density. You’ll eat more volume but fewer
calories. That’s like drinking water before a meal.
But that didn’t help me. If you eat a salad before dinner, though without
the croutons and high calorie dressing, you will fill up your stomach. Then you’ll eat
less steak and rolls. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m eating more
food overall. Eating high volume but low calorie foods like
cantaloupe and soup can trigger the satiety hormones sooner. Then you’ll eat fewer calories. I’ve heard about super-foods for years, and
none of them worked. If you eat more brown rice, apples, fresh
fruit and vegetables, you can eat twice as much on your plate while still eating fewer
calories. You think that helps reduce my appetite. It fills your stomach, so you’re less likely
to feel like you are starving. That is easier to live with. This is where eating more volume with fewer
calories means you’ll lose more weight over the long run. And by eating more fiber, I’ll lose a fair
bit of weight in the next bathroom run.