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How we eat with our eyes A study was done in Swed…

How we eat with our eyes

A study was done in Sweden regarding human eating behaviour and what was found from this was very quite interesting, it would seem that most of us eat with our eyes instead of our stomachs so what does this actually mean then.

Well it would seem that some of the reasons why people become overweight in the first place is merely how they are eating rather than what they are eating, some people might know this and some people may not, that on average a man say for instance only needs 2550 calories per day, so it will probably easy to see how easy it would to be to eat over that amount I mean how many of us actually write-down in calorific notes how much we eat, I would say 90% of us don’t take any notes at all about what we eat.

Now the study that was done on obese people found something out quite interesting what they noticed was when people are blindfolded, they ate 22% less food than if they were blindfolded. So the interesting thing about this is it tells you how that if you eat with your eyes rather than your stomach then you’re more likely to gain weight.

If you actually think about this and what is actually happening it seems that when food is put on a plate in front of us no matter how much there is on the plate we are programmed to eat what is on the plate, I have got some theories about how this works the food is on the plate and is more or less saying to us eat me eat me eat me, it’s crying out so this is what we tend to do, eat all the food that is on the plate, but think about this for a minute what if you ate more slowly so that the time taken for your stomach to give the full signal then you would eat less food surely, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes for your stomach to give your brain the full signal, which can give you plenty of time to eat lots of food so the thing is to chew your food eat it slower and hence eat less and hopefully lose weight.

The humble sweet potato The sweet potato is a veg…

The humble sweet potato

The sweet potato is a vegetable packed with nutritional goodness it might be one those vegetables that you tend to overlook when your grocery shopping, it wasn’t until just recently that I myself found out about these potatoes and how good for you they are

In fact they are so much better for you than the normal humble potato, that isn’t to say that straightforward potatoes aren’t necessarily bad for you, but after doing some research it turns out that when you eat say a jacket potato for instance with some butter as a filling you may tend to think that eating that would be okay that but is that the case, I heard somebody recently say on a well-known TV programme that chips as in the one’s you buy from a chip shop say have a bit of a double whammy attached to them.

The chips will be covered in saturated fat but also the potatoes themselves are broken down into glucose very quickly so again hence fat storage this is why a lot of people who eat chips tend to gain weight, there’s nothing wrong of course with eating a jacket potato with other foods say for instance beans or some other nutritious food this will lower the whole GI rating of the meal, or jacket potatoes just on their own with a bit of butter, are okay in moderation but a potato on its own have a generally high GI rating.

So back to the sweet potato and anyway these potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals namely vitamin C. vitamin a manganese, fibre, vitamins B6, potassium and iron and very low in calories approximately 95 cal per serving which is quite low.

Also sweet potatoes are what’s known as an antidiabetic food which is good news for people with diabetes, it can help towards stabilising blood sugar which will prevent high levels of insulin which can lead to fat storage, so my suggestion to you is go out try some and see what you think they do taste nicer than a normal potato I can assure you of that.

Hi again weekly weigh in again nothing to report t…

Hi again weekly weigh in again nothing to report today hit a plateau it would seem a little bit disappointing but it won’t deter me none the less you can tend to yo yo a bit and hit these roadblocks.

Might have to do more exercise again I cut my regime down to 4 days 4 days on 3 off it seemed to work better for me ahh well, carry on and keep positive at least I am not gaining more weight.

Low GI snack try this for a quick snack if your in…

Low GI snack try this for a quick snack if your in a hurry

Two slices of whole meal bread toasted
Chopped Mushrooms
Tomato cut into four quarters
Baked Beans
Chili Powder

Add the chopped mushrooms to a bowl then add the beans mix these two together covering the mushrooms with the tomato sauce, add some chili powder not to much is needed just to spice it up then add the tomato heat in a microwave for about 4 minutes

Serve on the wholemeal toast it’s delicious

Well today had a look at a domain name the one I w…

Well today had a look at a domain name the one I want is available, so wordpress plus my own hosting is looking very tempting reason being blogger, can be very slow at times publishing wise so , I am looking to change over anyone know is it easy converting your posts from here to wordpress easy or not ?

Onion Bhajis may help to prevent colon cancer a re…

Onion Bhajis may help to prevent colon cancer a report claims today, good job I eat a lot then if you would like to know what they are and how to make them here is a link to a recipe I use to make mine mmmm lovely just makes my mouth water thinking about them. Onion Bhaji Recipe

have a go make some there yummy

Hi all hope you like the new header and just so yo…

Hi all hope you like the new header and just so you know no it’s not me posing in that picture just in case you where wondering :-P

How about this to keep you motivated new…

How about this to keep you motivated new t-shirt perhaps :)

Hello how all out there in the blogosphere this bl…

Hello how all out there in the blogosphere this blog is relatively new and has been running now for a few weeks, it is of course predominantly about me and my efforts to lose weight, but rather than just blog about that all the time, I thought it might be nice to have snippets of news information on food and anything related to diet and nutrition.

I’m hoping it will be a roaring success and I know sometimes that the best way to get people to your blog is by word of mouth, so as your passing by you might see something quite interesting I would be grateful if you could pass the word round the blogosphere so to speak, if things go the way I plan them to, I may eventually get hosting and transfer it over to WordPress which is a lot more configurable and more powerful than blogger is

So to wrap things up for this post I hope you are enjoying what I’m doing so far and will be grateful for any feedback.

Bye for now

Mark :)

Foods to Avoid or Limit for Better Health These i…

Foods to Avoid or Limit for Better Health

These include

  • Sugar
  • Flour white refined
  • White rice