How to Prevent Weight Gain

Last Revised on January 23, 2008

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So you have worked so hard to lose weight and finally when you have a healthy weight loss, you have a feeling that you are gaining weight once again during the winter season. Your objective is to have a skinny look for the upcoming summer time. So here are some of the way and tips you should follow to prevent that weight gain:

Our body creates more heat digesting protein than it does fats or carbohydrates. Eat lean chicken and turkey breast, canned fish like regular fish, shellfish or even a tunafish should do it. If you are a vegetarian Include black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, or lentils in your meals. This multi-bean chili is just as filling as chili corn cane and has less fat and fewer calories.

At breakfast, you can swap cold cereal for hot oatmeal. Hearty soup instead of a sandwich at lunch is a good choice too. Also see if you have a time to cook your own salad with various ingredients like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collards with stews, soups, casseroles, and scrambled eggs.

Do you know why we have to microwave or heat food up before eating them? It is because warm foods don’t allow shievering and thus our body doesn’t waste energy heating them up for digestion.

Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, pepper, and cayenne pepper are all considered “warming spices” because they tend to draw body heat to the surface of your skin. But when that warmth hits the surface, it quickly dissipates.

Alcohol is a bad choice too because it dilates our internal body’s blood vessels. What that does is as our warm blood flows down to the surface of the skin, the heat quickly escapes.

Coffee may feel warm going down but swilling cup after cup may just make you colder. That’s because caffeine has a dehydrating effect, which makes symptoms of a drop in body temperature even worse. Craving something comforting at the coffee shop? Instead of a gingerbread latte topped with whipped cream, order a non-fat chai tea latte. It’ll warm you down to your toes, and you’ll save 130 calories and some goosebumps.

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