Assess Your Hunger

Mindless eating can derail your weight-loss efforts and sabotage your diet. The next time you want to raid the pantry, first consult this hunger scale. Using it will help you prevent careless eating and practice portion control by helping you determine when you’re really hungry.

Assess Your Hunger

Click here to print this card. Keep it with you to help make snacking decisions when you’re on the go.

Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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