A Slimming Pre-Meal Practice

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    A Slimming Pre-Meal Practice

    "Eating a piece of fruit before each meal may help to melt pounds away. In a recent study, people who ate a small apple or pear before each meal lost more weight than people who skipped the fruit but followed the same reduced calorie diet. Researchers speculate the fiber filled fruits help to satiate hunger which probably results in lower calorie intake from the meal."

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    Pectin??

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    I agree about the satiate hunger, it also has to do with refilling Liver Glycogen.

    Weight loss will come to Cals in vs Cals out. So whether you eat the fruit or not is a personal choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant
    "Eating a piece of fruit before each meal may help to melt pounds away. In a recent study, people who ate a small apple or pear before each meal lost more weight than people who skipped the fruit but followed the same reduced calorie diet. Researchers speculate the fiber filled fruits help to satiate hunger which probably results in lower calorie intake from the meal."

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    It has been shown to be effective and it certainly works for the average person.... As it was said, it is partially to do with liver glycogen (the liver signals that the body has been 'fed' to the hypothalamus). Fruit before a meal will also fill you up (fibre) and also has a role in blunting of the insulin response - which will decrease hunger.

    In terms of BB - Well, for those who have 'structured' calorie intakes their cals are at a certain level for the day regardless. So the effect on 'satiety' is going to be nothing more than a "comfort" issue (prevent the hunger pains).

    And fruit for every meal may prove problematic - if you eat 6 to 8 meals a day then your intake might be getting a little excessive!

    Also - many 'regular' people do not have well balanced meals. They may eat a meal of just carbohydrates and they may eat very irregularly - and, as such, the fruit is going to have much more of an effect... But if you are correctly spacing your meals and if each meal has adequate fibre, protein and some healthy fats, then you will probably find the effects are not as marked.

    I think that including 2 servings of fruit would be fine and, if you wanted, you could split it into 4 servings (then have 0.5 serves before 4 of your meals) to see if it had a positive effect.

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    Yeah I agree, this prolly applies a lot more to people who don't monitor their calorie intake so as they don't over eat on high calorie food that most people eat at each meal.

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