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Eat Before You Eat

Thursday, May 03, 2012

According to a study done by Penn State University*, If you want to cut calories without going hungry, consider eating broth-based soup before meals. When participants in the study ate a first course of soup before a lunch entree, they reduced their total calorie intake (soup+entre) by 20%, compared to when they did not eat soup. The trick is to keep the calorie count between 100-150 and stay away from high calorie cream based soups.

I made mine using a chicken bouillon cube, a handful of carrots, celery, salt, and pepper. Quick and Tasty!!

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    Hi're right. Apples are great fillers. I like the idea of eating one before a party. I'll have to remember that (my will power can go out the door in situations like that and I go crazy on little pigs in a blanket)

    Hi Ryderb, the thing I love about the simple broth is it can be made at work. It's so quick and easy and I can have something home-made'ish. Love it!
    2143 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2012 12:28:17 PM
    That's a great tip. I love how simple yours is. I have a bunch of celery stalks and carrots. I'm going to make some today!
    2143 days ago
    So true!

    Apples are also great before parties or dining out... My little trick emoticon
    2144 days ago
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