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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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5 Eating Habits Making You Fat

October 4, 2011

Dr. Oz says that today's show will make you change the way that you think about your very next meal.  Dr. Oz conducted a series of experiments to show you first hand how your food habits are making you fat.

Does the size of your plate influence the amount of food you eat? Can attractive food packaging influence you to make poor choices at the store? Can a clear jar with candy inside lead you to eating more?  The answers to all of these questions is yes!  There are many psychological triggers that lead to "Mindless Eating".

Top 5 Mindless Eating Habits Making You Fat

Food habits making you fat
Foods Labeled Low Fat Can Lead You To Eat More! - Dr. Oz talked about how foods labeled low fat, or reduced fat often leads people to eat more and they ultimately end up eating MORE calories.  He said that there has been studies that have been done that show that obesity has nearly doubled since "low fat" and "reduced fat" foods have been introduced into our grocery stores. Sometimes less is more!

Eating With Others - Humans are social beings. With that being said people tend to eat more when they are in the company of others. You will see others eat more and this will influence you to do the same.  Dr. Oz demonstrated how much more food you eat when your at dinner with another couple. On average people eat 35% more when they are out eating with one other person. If they are out with another couple they eat on average 75% more.  For a big banquet event people eat on average 95% more!

Meal Multitasking - When you are watching tv, or working on your computer while you eat, you are likely to eat more.  Dr. Oz's assistant said that she would like people to really try to take 15 minutes to sit down and eat your meal without outside distractions.

You Eat Straight Out Of The Package - You should never eat straight out of the package because you can never approximate how many servings you are eating.  Dr. Oz said that a study was done at Cornell that revealed that people eat 135 more calories on average when they eat out of a bag rather than from a bowl.

You Use Artificial Sweeteners - An average person who uses artificial sweeteners consumes 24 pounds of artificial sweeteners each year. Some researchers believe that artificial sweeteners disrupt the regulatory systems in our bodies that control hunger causing us to be hungry and eat more. Artificial sweeteners you should be familiar with are saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, and acesulfame.  Dr. Oz gave some recommendations to sweeten your food.  Honey, Agave Nectar, and Coconut Sap Sugar.

If you missed yesterday's episode read the 50 Most Embarrassing Questions answered by Dr. Oz himself!

Dr. Oz had never heard of Coconut Sap Sugar is made from..... yes coconut sap. It has a low glycemic index and you can use it the same as what you would natural sugar.  Coconut sap sugar is even sweeter than sugar so you can use less of it to get the same effect!  Purchase Coconut Sap Sugar Online.

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