Saturday, August 08, 2009

Bye-Bye Belly #7

- Get your daily dose from yogurt, rather than other dairy sources or supplements; its calcium may help whittle your middle an International Journal of Obesity study points out. But...

- Choose yogurt wisely. Rats who ate saccharin-sweetened yogurt gained more weight and body fat - including around the waistline - than those who ate sugar-sweetened yogurt, Purdue University researchers found.

- Dieters noshing on 3 ounces of almonds a day trimmed their waist-lines by nearly 7 inches after 24 weeks, versus less than 5 inches among the non-almond-eaters, a study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed.

- Enjoy soy. Women sipping soy shakes every day for three months didn't add any midlife fat to their middles, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

- Pick lean protein. Moderate servings - about 40 percent of your daily calories - in your diet may lead to overall weight loss, particularly in the tummy, a study from Skidmore College reveals.

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