submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner of Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com
It’s not simple, but it is easy. You’ve probably heard the tip that if you’re interested in losing weight, it’s a good idea to eat slowly and chew your food at least 15-20 times before swallowing. Keep reading. Eating slowly allows your brain and your body to actually sense that it’s full, instead of cramming a bunch of food down your throat only to find out 30 minutes later that you’re stuffed to the gills.
So what’s a good fruit that’s good for you and helps you eat slowly? CHERRIES. Cherries are the #1 fruit for weight loss. With cherries, you can’t just pop 30 in your mouth in two minutes like you can, and probably do, with grapes or blueberries. Instead, the pits force you to eat them slowly, allowing your satiation sensors to chime in and prevent you from over-indulging. So that’s reason #1 built in portion control fruit.
Reason #2 and it’s a BIG one. Cherries have the LOWEST glycemic index of all fruits, and one of the lowest glycemic indexes of any carbohydrate source period. Write this down. Scoring at a ridiculously low 22, you can even snack on cherries without much detriment, as their effect on insulin is minimal at best. Not bad huh?
Again, it is not late-night eating that’s the problem, it’s eating the wrong foods (those that cause a substantial rise in fat-loss halting insulin) in evening hours. Don’t eat anything after 6:00pm. If you get hungry, grab a cold, cold glass of pH water, and drink that.
So next time you are in the mood for a sweet, satiating snack, reach for a small bowl of cherries and enjoy the goodness.