STUDY: Eating potatoes will help you lose weight

Eating lots of potatoes will help you lose weight.

That’s right. After years of being told to avoid starchy foods, it’s time for a re-check! Researchers at Leeds University in the U.K. studied about 80 overweight women who went on a 14-week diet. Half of them counted calories while the other half ate foods with a low energy density, like potatoes, rice and pasta.

The calorie counters lost about seven pounds on average, while the potato eaters lost nearly 13 pounds. The women who ate the low energy density foods said they felt less hungry and had fewer cravings. The researchers say it's because it filled them up quicker so they have fewer cravings for snacks.

The study adds that fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs and beans have a similar effect because they have fewer calories than processed foods. The end game seems to be making you feel full, not the calories. Source: Sun



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