In search of the perfect weight loss plan

thCAVS1Z9TAs I have mentioned in earlier posts, a lot of reading material comes across my desk. At times it is difficult to keep up with, but this week a particular article caught my eye. A group of researchers at the University of Liverpool Department of Psychological Sciences found that by adding prunes (yes, prunes) to a weight control regimen resulted in significant weight loss and waist circumference from the baseline measurements. And not why you might think!

Despite their image problem and association with digestive tract health, it appears that the fiber found in prunes contributes to a sense of fullness while creating beneficial changes in appetite. In this study, increasing satiety effects were reported beginning at 8 weeks. And with a daily dose of 10-12 prunes, the prunes were well tolerated without any adverse gastrointestinal effects.

About nadineandadamblog

Nadine and Adam are mother and son. Nadine lives in Florida where she has provided outpatient MNT in a large healthsystem for the past 20 years. In addition, she teaches nutrition to second and third year family medicine residents. She is a past-spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Adam lives in Washington State. His career has largely been involved in recipe development and food production. He is currently developing recipes and menus for the Seattle schools to meet the new federal guidelines for school nutrition programs and he does outpatient nutrition counseling. He is also a voice in PSAs over Seattle radio representing the Washington Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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