Water bound into food such as vegetables takes longer to exit the stomach and because portions can appear larger, this also tricks the brain into feeling fuller and more satisfied.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 24 May 2013
DietAssist have released 6 tips to help people lose weight by eating more water rich foods.
Their advice is backed by research released in the late 1990s at Pennsylvania State University's Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behaviour, which showed that consuming more water in food can help you feel fuller and more satisfied with fewer calories.
According to DietAssist, people judge how full they are by the weight of the food they have eaten, not by its calorific value.
So rather than choosing items that offer the same amount of energy (in calories) in their regular meals, it seems that most people eat the same weight of food day in and day out.
Spokesman for DietAssist, Paul Howard, says, "This simple trick has been used by virtually every diet in existence. It’s for good reason that all diet plans suggest eating more vegetables. When vegetables are steamed or cooked in the microwave they have very little calorie content, yet the brain sees a large quantity of food."
"Water bound into food such as vegetables takes longer to exit the stomach and because portions can appear larger, this also tricks the brain into feeling fuller and more satisfied.”
DietAssist say that such tricks can be useful when losing weight, as they work with the natural tendencies of the mind. Combined with the psychological mind games taught in the DietAssist programme, a person can change their behaviours around food.
In a recent videoed weight loss success story, ‘Julie’, the subject explained “Before starting DietAssist, I did everything to excess: chocolate, takeaways, alcohol. I didn’t really think about it and if I fancied a pizza, a donut at work, or going out for a few drinks or a curry, I’d think, ‘yeah… why not?’
But now, I find it so much easier to make healthy choices and I naturally go for smaller portions too. If I do serve up too much, I can just leave it – rather than eat everything on my plate like I used to. At home, we still have naughty stuff in the cupboard, I know it is there but I don’t want it. Before, I could clear it out over the weekend. Now, it is still there but I just don’t want to eat it which is something completely new for me.”
The DietAssist programme is the result of over 20 years experience of helping people to lose weight effectively, and uses the latest psychological techniques to avoid the self sabotage and demotivation that dieters commonly experience.
The DietAssist programme helps dieters strengthen their motivation and resolve, and creates the optimum psychological state for success. It is designed to work alongside any weight loss programme or sensible eating plan.
Julie is available for interview. Please contact Paul Howard on 020 3397 4343 to arrange an interview.