With age comes decreased metabolic rate, which means it’s easy to pack on a few pounds without realizing it. But a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that changing your eating habits consistently can help lead to big weight-loss results over time.
The study analyzed 120,000 people for 16 years, paying particular attention to their dietary habits. It found that people who ate foods with a high glycemic load gained more weight than those who consumed low-glycemic foods. In the new study, other key habits were also found to make a difference between pounds on the scale.
Try making these small changes to help you lose weight:
- Eat more yogurt, seafood, skinless chicken, and nuts
- Be careful when choosing low-fat products as these are often packed with sugar or other additives to make up for taste lost in removing the fat
- Decrease the amount of red and processed meat, as well as refined grains or starches
- Eat a source of protein paired with low-GI foods like vegetables
Read more about the study on Yahoo.com.