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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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KIMCOLLINGS 5/4/2012 12:26PM

    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!

Comment edited on: 5/4/2012 12:28:17 PM

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RYDERB 5/4/2012 8:43AM

    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!

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WALKINGRED 5/3/2012 10:53PM

    So true!

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

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