All stomachs are roughly the same size whether we are of normal weight, overweight, or obese. And everyone’s stomach stays about the same size for life. The secret to weight loss is to make our stomachs feel as full as possible with as few calories as possible. How do we do this? We should increase the volume of food we eat, but not the calories.
Olive oil, for example, is probably the most fattening food on planet earth. One tablespoon of olive oil contains about 120 calories and takes up virtually no space in your stomach. It weighs a measly ½ ounce.
For the same 120 calories in one tablespoon of olive oil, here are some examples of the large quantities of food you could be eating for increased satiety:
- 5 whole tomatoes……120 calories…30 ounces
- 5 whole cucumbers…..120 calories…55 ounces
- 40 asparagus spears….120 calories….27 ounces
- 5 cups of cabbage…….120 calories….28 ounces
- 8 cups of mushrooms.120 calories….24 ounces
Of course you would not want to eat 8 cups of mushrooms at one time or 5 whole tomatoes, but this shows you the large volumes of foods you could eat by making a few better choices.
The idea is to fill up your stomach with foods filled with water like fruits and vegetables. They have vitamins and minerals and are low in calories.
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