How to Beat Winter Weight Gain (Page 6)

5. Sneak Veggies In

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5. Sneak Veggies In

You know that eating more vegetables (fruit, too) is an easy way to cut calories—you get a lot of food for not that many calories, plus a healthy dose of feel-full fiber. But sneaking veggies into your favorite dishes might help, too: when researchers from Penn State University gave people two nearly identical versions of entrees—one was sneakily made lighter with hidden pureed veggies—participants ate fewer calories (in some cases nearly 400 fewer calories) and more fiber, yet reported feeling just as full and satisfied, when they ate the hidden–vegetable entree.

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